Homophiles demand government de-fund vital Christian water project in Africa
Thursday July 11, 2013
Some 120 letters and e-mails arrived in the Prime Ministers’ Office last month after the Canadian Press “exposed” the fact that the federal government had contributed $544,000 to a Christian group, the Crossroads Foundation. This was to aid improvements to the water supply in parts of Uganda, where adequate clean water is a major health problem. Since a segment in the Crossroads website declared (until they deleted it) Crossroads’ opposition to homosexual practice, the writers demanded that the federal funding be withdrawn. This was especially necessary in central Africa, some said, where Christians are particularly opposed to sodomy, as a cause of AIDS.
|Crossroads’ work in Uganda: in many areas cattle herding provides the main source of livelihood, and Crossroads builds and supports programs for training cattle herders in sustainable agricultural practices.|
The government reviewed the situation to satisfy itself that the water was being provided to people regardless of their sexual orientation, and continued funding the project.
Which matters more? This story is instructive, not for what it tells us about the Crossroads Foundation, the Canadian government, and development in Uganda, but rather about the politically correct editorial mindset of the Canadian media, especially the Globe and Mail, which gave prominence to this ludicrous contention....
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