Like Glenn Beck, who says he doesn’t know any Christian conservatives who are anti-gay, Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission says he doesn’t know a single evangelical who supports the anti-gay law in Uganda.
Decrying laws in countries such as Uganda and Russia, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said he knows no evangelicals who would support legislation like Uganda’s.
“We always must balance a fear of Western cultural imperialism with a responsibility to speak to global human rights around the world,” said Moore, who has also denounced Russia’s anti-gay laws because he has adopted sons from Russia.
“Those of us who hold to a Christian sexual ethic don’t want to see those who disagree with us jailed; we want to see them reconciled to God through the gospel.”
Really? Lots and lots of American evangelicals are still angry that the Supreme Court won’t let them put gay people in jail. And lots of and lots of them have supported the anti-gay laws in Uganda, Nigeria and Russia. There are even those, like Bradlee Dean, who thinks that those Muslim countries that put gay people to death are more moral than American Christians. Or perhaps Moore is engaged in a No True Evangelical Scotsman argument.