IHOP and Lou Engle Falsely Accused of 'Demonizing' Homosexuals in Uganda

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Mike Bickle
Mike Bickle

A little-known documentary that was released a year and a half ago is casting aspersions on IHOP-KC, the international 24-7 prayer ministry in Kansas City; on Lou Engle, founder of TheCall; and on other Bible-believing Christians.

God Loves Uganda aired on PBS stations across America on Monday night. A Christianity Today review about the movie by John G. Stackhouse Jr. suggests:

"God Loves Uganda correctly shows that the antihomosexual agenda there has been driven, in part, by some American evangelicals, notably Scott Lively, a very minor figure at home in the United States, and Lou Engle, one of the founders of the International House of Prayer (IHOP) and known to many more as the director of 'TheCall' prayer rallies."

The IHOP-KC leadership team has responded, categorically denying the accusations and insinuations about the ministry in the film and affirming that the ministry's leadership love all people, including those who struggle with same-sex attraction.

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"We stand by the supremacy of God's Word, even when it is unpopular in our culture," the statement from IHOP-KC reads. "To be clear, our leadership team upholds the New Testament view of the sanctity of sex in the context of marriage between one man and one woman. At the same time, we strongly oppose victimization, violence, and hate against any sector of society that disagrees with this biblical view. We honor the dignity and rights of all who differ from us. 

"We unequivocally stand with Lou Engle, whom we have known for many years. We have seen him consistently love, value, and honor people of all backgrounds. Moreover, we are proud of the manner in which he has shown tremendous compassion towards all while maintaining biblical integrity."

The IHOP-KC leadership team has put together a statement of answers to questions that some are asking about its stance on the God Loves Uganda documentary, which follows:

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