What are these African states up to? Why are they implementing these harsh, anti-homosexuality laws that are based on relatively modern christian views on sex?
The influence of America-based fundamentalist christian missions is far too great on these developing nations. The missionaries realise they’ve lost the battle against matters homosexual back in their homeland, so are bolstering their ego and image by seconding other nations to their narrow, hateful, and unjustified views.
Anti-homosexual African nations claim that homosexuality is contrary to their culture — but this claimed culture is that imposed on them by colonising and missionary types; there is no proof that pre-christian Africa denied, rejected, oppressed, or repressed homosexuality.
And the modern South Africa seems to have no problem with it: they have even legalised equal marriage — yet their nation hasn’t been struck down by a vengeful, angry sky-god.
It’s time that evangelising missions — of ALL religions — were banned outside their land(s) of origin. They do far more harm than good and are only taking these developing nations farther back into the dark ages than they ever were before western ‘civilisation’ arrived to colonise their resources and minds.
All power to the gays of darkest Africa!
Gordon Balfour-Haynes, Federal