Oct 21, 2008

"Homosexuality and lesbianism are inhuman," Anglican Bishop of Uyo, Nigeria...European Parliment OBJECTS and is worried for Nigerian/Ugandan Gays!


ARCHBISHOP PETER AKINOLA REPUDIATE ANTI-GAY VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA!

AKINOLA ARE YOU HARD OF HEARING or SIMPLY A DANGEROUS BIGOT?

Archbishop Peter Akinola REFUSES to repudiate ¨Gays not fit to live¨ preached at The Anglican Church of Nigeria, read it all, click here:


Archbishop Peter Akinola promotes exclusion/jailing and demonizing of LGBT Christians and their supportive families/friends at The Anglican Church of Nigeria and throughout Nigerian society!

Nigerian ambassador to EU pressured over treatment of gay Christians

By Staff Writer, PinkNews.co.uk • October 21, 2008 - 14:01

MEPs are worried about gays in Nigeria

Members of the European Parliament have drawn attention to the harassment faced by people working for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Nigeria.

MEPs from the Parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights have written to the Ambassador Usman A Baraya at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the EU.

"We have to react to continued and life-threatening media harassment of human rights defenders taking place in Nigeria," said Michael Cashman, President of the Intergroup.

"Media outlets in the country have been inciting hatred against human rights activists of the NGO House of Rainbow in Lagos and many of them are scared for their lives and hiding or have left the country.

"That is unacceptable and the government must intervene."

Rev Jide Macaulay established the House of Rainbow in 2006. It is the only ministry in Nigeria that welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.

The "gay church" has received negative coverage in the Nigerian press.

"House of Rainbow Metropolitan Church, a yet-to-be-registered church, publicly declared its exclusivity for professed homosexuals, as it organised the first ever conference for the practitioners," Sun News reported on October 4th.

"Ironically, the gathering, which observers described as debauchery, took place at the United Bible University, the same hall where the faithful of the Christian Pentecostal Mission (CPM) conduct their services.

"On the heels of the gathering came a resounding condemnation from the public, following which security operatives reportedly launched a manhunt for the organisers."

It is estimated that 56 million Nigerians, 40% of the population are Christians. 50% are Muslims.

The Anglican Bishop of Uyo, Rt. Rev. Isaac Orama, last year condemned the activities of homosexuals and lesbians in language that typifies Nigerian Anglican leaders' hostility to gays.

"Homosexuality and lesbianism are inhuman," he said.

"Those who practice them are insane, Satanic and are not fit to live because they are rebels to God's purpose for man."

Nigerian law states that anyone who has "carnal knowledge of any person against order of nature or permits a male to have carnal knowledge of him" can be imprisoned for 14 years.

In 2007 the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill was debated in the Nigerian Parliament but did not proceed.

Hundreds of Nigerian prisoners are being held on death row many of whom have been tortured or whose trials were not conducted properly...click here and read the facts:

The proposed new law called for imprisonment for any person who "goes through the ceremony of marriage with a person of the same sex", anyone who helps them and any gay clubs or organisations.

Rt. Rev. Isaac Orama, Anglican Bishop preaches: "Those who practice them are insane, Satanic and are not fit to live because they are rebels to God's purpose for man." Read it all by clicking here:

UPDATE IN NEARBY UGANDA:


Gays are "recruiting" claims Ugandan paper
By Staff Writer, PinkNews.co.uk • October 21, 2008 - 15:28

The President of Uganda has spoken out against gays

The gay community in Uganda is recruiting new members, according to a leading newspaper in the East African nation.

"Recruitment is reportedly highest in secondary schools and in prisons," reports The Independent.

The paper claims: "The signs are there that homosexuality is growing in the Ugandan society.

"Between September 22 and 27, workshops were held at the Grand Imperial Hotel and at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel. Both workshops were organised by the gay community in Uganda.

"At least once a month, a workshop of this nature is held in a different town somewhere in the country. These workshops are well attended and well funded from within and internationally.

"Local funding comes from the homosexuals who, according to some reports, include rich businessmen and politicians.

"Normally, the agenda of these conferences is to encourage the gay community not to feel alone, to network, introduce new members, offer sex education and to raise money to support gays who are being persecuted because of their openness about their sexual orientation and also to recruit new members."

Gay and lesbian people in Uganda have been under repeated attack from politicians and religious leaders.

In August Dr Kihumuro Apuuli, the Ugandan AIDS Commission Chief, warned the education ministry that homosexuality is "rife" in schools.

At a recent press conference a government minister said there would be more police operations against the gay community.

"The state of moral health in our nation is challenging and we are concerned about the mushrooming of lesbianism and homosexuality," Ethics and Integrity Minister James Nsaba Buturo said.

"Ten years ago, this phenomena was not there, but the disease has penetrated everywhere.

"Who's going to occupy Uganda 20 years from now if we all become homosexuals? We know that homosexuals don't reproduce.

"There is now a globalisation of homosexuality and people in Uganda are attempting to take advantage of the globalisation.

"It is an attempt to end civilisation."

Last month two human rights advocates in Uganda were held for a week without charges after police accused them of "recruiting homosexuals."

New York-based Human Rights Watch said the illegal detention of George "Georgina" Oundo and "Brenda" Kiiza was part of "a pattern of police harassment of LGBT people in Uganda."

They were held seven days without being brought before a judge or having charges laid against them.

"According to their lawyer, the police accused the two defenders of "recruiting homosexuals" – not a crime defined in the Ugandan Penal Code – and took them into custody," HRW reports.

In 2005 Uganda became the first country in the world to introduce laws banning same-sex marriage.

Section 140 of Uganda's penal code carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment for homosexual conduct, while Section 141 punishes 'attempts' at carnal knowledge with a maximum of seven years of imprisonment.

Section 143 punishes acts of "gross indecency" with up to five years in prison, while a sodomy conviction carries a penalty of 14 years to life imprisonment.

President of Uganda Kaguta Yoweri Museveni and other officials have spoken out against homosexuals on numerous occasions.


¨Gays and Lesbians IMPORTED from OTHER CULTURES to destroy Anglican/Christian/others in Uganda.¨

Fear/hate-mongering Anglican Archbishop Henri Orombi of Uganda (who is currently poaching on Episcopal Church properties at The Episcopal Church Diocese of Los Angeles and has appealed a earlier court ruling against HIM and his attempt at theiving property from TEC Province at The Anglican Communion).

BREAKING NEWS ALERT

UPDATE FOR BISHOP OROMBI, October 21, 2008, Appeals Court in California:
FALLBROOK, California: Appeals court sides with Episcopal Church against Anglican Church of Ugandas attempted takeover of St. John´s Parish near San Diego, click here and read it all

continuing:

In June this year, Ugandan Bishop Luzinda said:

"I have been hearing that gays are demanding that the government should legalise their activities.

"This is absurd because God created a man and woman so that they can produce and fill this world.

"The government should not be tempted to legalise this backward culture which is bound to destroy this country.

"Not all that comes from Europe is superior and must be taken up by us," Bishop Luzinda said.

Mr Museveni spoke of his country's "rejection" of homosexuality during a speech he gave at the wedding of a former MP's daughter earlier this year.

He said the purpose of life was to create children and that homosexuality was a "negative foreign culture."

During his time in office LGBT Ugandans have been repeatedly threatened, harassed or attacked. Many have fled the country.

Last week Prossy Kakooza, a lesbian from Uganda, was granted asylum in the UK.

"To say that it is OK for two men or two women to have sexual relationship with each other is not civilisation but savagery," Mr Buturo told The Independent.

"To also imply that Uganda must embrace ideologies of this nature is not only unfair, but insane.

"This government will not be put at ransom to allow these practices to continue.

"I have heard that in some countries, same-sex organisations are asking their governments not to give aid to Uganda until it allows what they call human rights practices to be restored.

"We say strongly, we don't need that kind of aid."

Ugandan ANGLICAN Bishop Luzinda discusses the ¨gross indecency¨of LGBT people in Uganda, read it all here:

UGANDAN ASYLUM UPDATE:

Congratulations to Ugandan lesbian Prossy Kakooza who has won her asylum case after 15 months. According to the report, the judge was influenced by the medical evidence and the expert’s report which highlighted the extreme difficulties of being LGBTI in Uganda.

The judge was heavily influenced by three factors: the Country Expert Report, the medical evidence, and Prossy’s campaign. The Country Expert Report highlighted the terrible plight that lesbian and gay people endure in Uganda, as well as the “extra-judicial” activities of the police.

Her asylum also shows us that campaigns can be successful even when there seems to be an endless trail of obstacles to surmount.

Ugandan lesbian ANGLICAN granted asylum in the United Kingdom: click here for the whole story

Related Articles:

Ugandan police accused of torturing gay activist
Ugandan President claims homosexuality is "foreign culture"
Ugandan bishop attacks European attitude towards gays
Amnesty condemns arrests of Uganda AIDS conference protesters

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Thanks to Black Looks.org (can be found at the right sidebar)
Thanks to Black Women´s Rape Action Project
Thanks to The Metropolitan Community Church of Uganda
Thanks to Josh at ¨Akinola Repudiate Anti-Gay Violence¨
Thanks to GayUganda (can be found at the right sidebar for up-to-the-minute persecuting tactics used against LGBT citizens in Uganda)
Thanks to The North County Times newspaper, San Diego, California

Categories: Africa, Community, Politics, World

6 comments:

Cany said...

Well, freaking GRRRRRRR.

Thanks, Leonardo, for keeping on this... I am pretty much in total election/political mode right now and I SO appreciate your updates on this topic.

BTW: So WHEN will US ambassadors be "worried" about this issue? (is that the sound of silence I hear?)

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Dear Cany,

When I start looking into exactly what Akinola and Orombi are plotting and putting out in Nigeria and Uganda it is quite revealing...these boys specialize in superstitiousness, BLAME and SHAME...add a little dose of TABOO and you´ve got the ministry of these thugs in mitres who prance around in the demise of members of the Anglican Communion and ALL others...they are equal opportunity opportunists with egos the size of small planets!

Bonnie said...

Hi Leonardo--Of all of the stupid statements by these nits this one stands out as one of the most stupid:

"Who's going to occupy Uganda 20 years from now if we all become homoxexuals? We know that homosexuals don't reproduce."

A quick Google check reveals that the population of Uganda in 2005 was 27 million 616 thousand people.

With this type of leadership, I predict that in 20 years from now the only decrease in Uganda will be the level of intelligence which already seems to be marginal.

Thanks for the update on the San Diego church. We need to keep up the lawsuits. I think these prince bishops will look a whole lot less attractive without a nice fat dowry.

Tim said...

At the risk of sounding criminally incorrect, as I read this, I couldn't help thinking, "These bigots are giving a whole new--and at last legitimate--meaning to 'The Dark Continent'!"

I've read numerous accounts of the widespread "revival" sweeping across Nigeria which sound very much like what took place in the States in the Teens and Twenties, when unschooled preachers whipped up multitudes in a frenzy of "signs and wonders." In addition to their poor grasp of Scriptural truth, they infused their gospel with heavy-handed social ignorance and prejudice. And while the denominations that grew out of this movement have got a little better at handling the Word, the artifact of their founders' fear and hatred continues to drive their backward social agendas. (This is basically what's going on with all these "protect marriage" props here.)

What alarms me about the African situation, however, is that this spirit of vehement intolerance extends to the institutional denominations as well. This wasn't the case in the US. (Although they held many of the same views, the mainstream churches weren't so foolish to broadcast them.)

Thanks, Leonardo, for your vigilance in keeping us on top of this. Right now, I don't know what else we can do but pray for our GLBT family in these and other countries where their faith is suppressed. But that's the best thing to do anyway. Faith moves mountains. Correction is coming. We have to believe that.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

No doubt about it...when the little packs of feardriven emotionalism become mobs of hatefilled bigots...something has gone wrong....spiritual becomes frantic insanity...the REALLY horrible part of this is that most of the taboodriven shame/blame is intentionally crafted by people such as Orombi/Uganda and Akinola/Nigeria...these defective leaders actually HARM fellow Christians and offer absolutely NO OPPORTUNITY for understanding or enlightenment...currently, these not so funny jokers are sturring up LGBT witchunts that are aimed at persecuting fellow Christians/Anglicans and others...they do their marginalizing and demonizing in the name of a God who Commands us to LOVE THY NEIGHBOR...peaceful ¨listening¨ and basic sound judgement is the only opportunity to stop the insanity, cruelty and instigating of crimes of hate in Africa directed against LGBT citizens...sort of humbly ¨using the brains God gave us¨ to find respectful solutions with others instead of promoting MORE terror, and more lies while silently endorsing corruption in countries who have CIVIL WAR and try and export difference and HATE!

Lynn said...

I little late in commenting, and Bonnie has already covered my thoughts. What will happen when the entire country becomes homosexual? Really...

And recruiting? Of course there are sexual predators of every variety and preference, but that's a different thing...a power crime of sorts.

I can't wait to see what will happen to the power structure in these countries when there are concurrent generations of children who are educated, have plenty of good food to eat, and safe places to live. It will happen.