How US Christian Groups Are Fueling Hate in Europe
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FEATURING NANDINI ARCHER – Tens of thousands of people protested in Verona, Italy over the weekend against the reactionary politics of a gathering of groups called the World Congress of Families. The conference drew a conglomeration of people whose homophobic and misogynist views have drawn the ire of Europeans.
A new study published last week by the group Open Democracy has traced how the right wing Christian fundamentalists in the United States have poured millions of dollars into reactionary movements in Europe. Groups like Billy Graham’s Evangelistic Association, American Center for Law and Justice, and Alliance Defending Freedom have sent more than $50 million over the last ten years to fuel the kinds of trends on display at the World Congress of Families in Verona.
Nandini Archer, Editorial Assistant at Open Democracy, works with the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion and is an active member of the feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut.