African Religious Leaders Reject Obama's Call for Gay Rights

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IescapedNY

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I think Obama should ban ALL American aid to Africa. They are racist people(like here) in racist nations. Denying others thier rights. We must call for a ban of all American aid to Africa.

Homosexuality is illegal in 37 African nations

Obama apparently "received a less-than-warm welcome" in Africa after he called on national leaders to decriminalize homosexuality.

The POTUS called on African leaders to grant equal protection to gays and lesbians in a news conference after the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. "Regardless of race, regardless of religion, regardless of gender, regardless of sexual orientation, when it comes to how the law treats you, how the state treats you...people should be treated equally," Obama said. "And that's a principle that I think applies universally."

Christian and Muslim religious leaders in Senegal suggested they were unable to warmly welcome Obama because of the statements. "This issue of homosexuality which he mentioned had really blocked the hospitality which the religious leaders desired to reserve for him," said the Rev. Pierre Adama Faye, a Senegalese Lutheran leader. In Senegal, homosexuality is a crime, as it is in 36 other African countries.

"The subject of homosexuality must not be used as a tool to blackmail and coerce society to defy God's command," said Sheikh Saliou Mbacke, a Senegalese Muslim leader.

Tanzania's Anglican Bishop Michael Hafidh said that he wished Obama had stuck to talking about "investments and trade."

Kenya's Roman Catholic Cardinal John Njue also rejected Obama's call for universal acceptance of homosexuality. "I think we need to act according to our own traditions and even our own faiths," he said.

How dare they snub President Obama.
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Of course there's no mention (or briefly mentioned)of this in the mainstream media.
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Of course there's no mention (or briefly mentioned)of this in the mainstream media.
Of course NOT. Do you think the main stream liberal media would ever show how biased and racist blacks really are?
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IescapedNY wrote:
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Of course NOT. Do you think the main stream liberal media would ever show how biased and racist blacks really are?
Thanks to the liberal media, Paula Deen quickly lost her career for using the non-political correct term for a black man.

Yet not one rapper was ever punished for demeaning women by calling them "Ho" or "bitch" in one of their rap songs.

Doesn't she deserve an apology from the media for the way black entertainers regularly demean women?!?

Many blacks are quick to point out that things aren't "Equal" or fair when it effects them, but somehow miss the point when THEY are doing it to someone else.
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African?
I saw one of them in a Johnnie Weismuller movie once.
With Opie.
Tarzan and the Apes.
There were many Zulu warriors.
Are they still around?

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