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Kansas City IHOP Broadcasts Video Starring "Kill The Gays" Bill Co-Author

For many young Americans, the Westboro Baptist Church has become the face of extreme antigay hatred from the religious right ; Mike Bickle's Kansas City-based International House of Prayer, with its smooth pop-rock driven exterior, would seem almost the antithesis of Westboro Baptist. But today, Friday April 27th, 2012, IHOP is slated, according to a news release from ChristianNewsWire, to publicly screen a movie-length video featuring a Ugandan religious leader, Julius Peter Oyet, who has stated that "even animals are wiser than homosexuals." and has openly called for practicing homosexuals to be hunted down and imprisoned or even executed. Oyet even claims (see video at end of story) to have played a central role in a pending Ugandan bill, the internationally condemned Anti Homosexuality Bill, designed to make that happen; in a 2010 interview with French journalist Dominic Mesmin, Oyet stated that he had served on a committee that picked MP David Bahati to introduce the bill in Uganda's parliament and had a special government commission to rally public support behind the bill, which has been internationally denounced - including by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hlllary Clinton. Julius Oyet has also worked closely with Ugandan evangelist Martin Ssempa, a former close ally of Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren. In 2010, after Warren had distanced himself, Ssempa subsequently became known for ostentatious incitement of antigay hatred that has included screening, in churches and other public venues, fringe gay pornography, in an attempt to convey the impression that coprophagia is a common homosexual practice. In early 2011, Ssempa and Oyet co-presented to Uganda's parliament a petition signed by millions of Ugandans calling for speedy passage of the Anti Homosexuality Bill. Julius Oyet has been consistent - in his interview with Dominic Mesmin, Oyet stated that he was able to rally millions of Ugandans behind the bill. For his own part, IHOP founder Mike Bickle has stated that during the End-Times "Marriage as an institution will be forbidden in parts of the earth. As one of the signs of the times, the gay marriage agenda, which is rooted in the depths of hell - this is not about love, this is deception." These are far from IHOP's only connections to the incitement of antigay hatred. One of the ministry co-directors of IHOP is Lou Engle, whose The Call ministry rents space from IHOP for its main base of operations. In May 2010, Engle brought his The Call to Uganda, to stage an event billed as fighting rampant immorality, including homosexuality, idolatry, and witchcraft. Appearing at the event, held at one of the Ugandan capital Kampala's biggest universities, were major supporters of the Uganda Anti Homosexuality Bill including prominent Ugandan evangelist Julius Oyet, who has ties to Uganda's President and First Lady and declared from the stage,
"We call upon our parliament not to waste time. Uganda says no to homosexuality... our children today are being deceived by the West to buy them, to give them school fees, so that they can be homosexuals."
read the rest of the story here, at Talk To Action