Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kony 2012 filmmakers under fire for funding from anti-gay Christians

Since their video advocating against Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony became an internet sensation just one week ago, the charity Invisible Children has come under severe scrutiny.

The charity’s ties to far right Christian groups and philanthropists bring the group’s intentions into question by sceptical critics.

Specifically, the financial dealings between Invisible Children and the National Christian Foundation, as well as two California activists who campaigned actively against the proposition to allow same-sex marriage.

In the charity’s 2006 report, they give ‘special thanks’ to the Caster Family Foundation, and in 2007 they do the same to Terry and Barbara Caster.

The Casters were very prominent in their fight to ban same sex marriage in their home state, and their association with the charity has raised questions on the values of both the charity and their donors.

The same questions are raised by the hundreds of thousands of dollars that the National Christian Foundation gave to Invisible Children on a yearly basis.

The name of National Christian Foundation clearly shows a religious affiliation, but not the true extent to which doctrine dominates their donations. Read More