I grew up in the black church. My father was a religious leader in the community and my sister is a pastor.

I went to church every Sunday and sang in the choir. But for all that the church gave me, for all that it represented belonging, love and community, it also shut its doors to me as a gay person. That experience left me with the lifelong desire to explore the power of religion to transform lives or destroy them.

-Roger Ross

Williams, director/producer of God Loves Uganda.

 

God Loves Uganda premieres tomorrow at Sundance.  It co-relates the American and Ugandan evangelical church ideologies, and how they they play out in the country’s socio-political landscape. Subjects in the film include high profile church figure from the US and Uganda, and Christian faith academics and LGBT activists

Read more about the film here and watch the trailer below:

 

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