Leave the Gay talk in America

 

NAIROBI, Kenya — President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama’s first visit as president to his father’s homeland.

While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there’s one subject many Kenyans don’t want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage.

The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans.

“I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots,” said one resident of the capital city.

“Because he is our brother, we welcome him,” Peter, from Nairobi, said.

The president’s visit, however, is not without controversy.

Seven hundred Kenyan evangelical pastors have written an open letter asking the president not to come to their country and talk about the gay agenda.

Mark Kariuki is the key architect of that letter. He leads an alliance representing 38,000 churches and 10 million Kenyan Christians.

“We do not want him to come and talk on homosexuality in Kenya or push us to accepting that which is against our faith and culture,” Kariuki said.

Kariuki welcomes the president’s visit but says leave “the gay talk” in America.

“Let him talk about development; let him talk about cooperation; let him talk about the long-time relationship Kenya has had with America,” he said. “But about our beliefs and culture– keep off!”

Obama has used previous trips to Africa to urge governments to respect gay rights. Kariuki said the open letter is a warning to the president.

“The family is the strength of a nation. If the family is destroyed, then the nation is destroyed,” he said. “So we don’t want to open doors for our nation to be destroyed!”

Pro-family activists took to the streets of Nairobi this month, urging President Obama to avoid the subject when he visits.

“Since Obama has a Kenyan descent, I think he should be more familiar with our culture. Africa has a conservative culture,” said one of the participants in the pro-family rally.

Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and 37 other African countries. In fact, Kenya’s penal code says any individual “who has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature” can face 14 years jail time.

Bishop Kariuki said he’ll fight to keep homosexuality a crime in Kenya.

“It is an abomination to God. Kenya is 82 percent Christian. So, as far as our conviction and our faith are concerned it is not a natural thing,” he said.

Top Kenyan politicians are also weighing in.

“God did not create man and woman so that men would marry men and women marry women,” the country’s deputy president is quoted saying.

Another lawmaker warned, “We shall tell him to shut up and go home” if he talks about gay rights.

After June’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in America, one Kenyan politician said allowing such a thing in her country would open “floodgates of evil synonymous with the biblical Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Many citizens have also taken to Twitter using the hashtag #KenyansMessageToObama to warn the president about spreading his gay agenda beyond America’s shores.

Meanwhile, Bishop Kariuki said the president is destroying America with his support for gay marriage.

“I believe that with all my heart with that agenda he is ruining America because America has been known as a Christian nation,” he said. “It has been known as a nation that has sent missionaries out. Now it is a different nation all together because it is an agenda against God!”

4 thoughts on “Leave the Gay talk in America

  1. I think this is wonderful and America should have done the same for God will surely judge our nation. Kenya is a strong nation to show their stand for Christ. Amen & Amen.

  2. Amen! I am proud of our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus living in Kenya!

    Bishop Kariuki said the president is destroying America with his support for gay marriage.

    “I believe that with all my heart with that agenda he is ruining America because America has been known as a Christian nation,” he said. “It has been known as a nation that has sent missionaries out. Now it is a different nation all together because it is an agenda against God!”
    #KenyansMessageToObama

  3. Reblogged this on Feels Like Jesus and Me Against the World… and commented:
    Bishop Kariuki said the president is destroying America with his support for gay marriage.

    “I believe that with all my heart with that agenda he is ruining America because America has been known as a Christian nation,” he said. “It has been known as a nation that has sent missionaries out. Now it is a different nation all together because it is an agenda against God!”
    #KenyansMessageToObama

  4. Surely The Natural Born Kenyan, Barack Obama, Is Not Only A POSER-/-BOGUS-/-QUACK “PRESIDENT” OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; BUT, HE HAS SURELY INCURRED THE WRATH OF A HOLY GOD AGAINST & UPON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: BECAUSE HE HAS LEAD THE U.S.A. & IT’S CITIZENRY ******AWHORING****** By His Advocacy, Support & Implamentation Of THE “GAY” RIGHTS &-OR ‘MARRIAGE’ AGENDA UPON & AGAINST THE HISTORIC & TRADITIONAL FOUNDATIONS & FAMILIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    I COMMEND & TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE ASSESSMENT & STATEMENTS OF BROTHER MARK KARIUKI AS DO MULTIPLE MILLIONS OF SOULS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA !

    Truthfully, Honestly, Sincerely Yours And Faithfully Recorded & Submitted,

    Tony Cisneros

    2002 & 2004 Candidate For Congress,
    United States House Of Representatives,
    4th Congressional District,
    State Of Illinois,
    United States Of America,
    Republican.

    P.S.-I Can Be Reached At This Number, 1 (630) 506-3792 ; For Authentication & Confirmation Purposes That Tony Cisneros Did Indeed Write The Above Statement As Set Forth This 25th Day Of July, 2015 A.D. At Approximately 11:10 a.m. (U.S. Central Standard [Chicago] Time).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s