Kenyan leaders will not tolerate Obama talking about the homosexual agenda when he visits later this week. They say it is an abomination to God and that it is punishable by imprisonment. They say it is not a natural order and that it will destroy the country and that Obama is destroying America with the homosexual agenda! Watch the video to hear the full story.
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.
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!”
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.