I think it is high time!
Yes. What I mean is that, the Church in Africa has been doing a lot of hate peddling and persecution of us gay Africans, in the name of Christ. In the name of 'biblical Christianity'. Christians from outside Africa have traditionaly used kids gloves to tackle these issues because they dont want to be accused of 'colonialism' or neo-colonialism.
I would have no problem with that. Except that, I and my own are the ones hurting, as the African 'Christians' go on rampage, following their own version of 'biblical' Christianity, vieing with each other to be more 'biblical' than others.
So Christians, take back your Church. Please. Reclaim what it means to be Christian, because the likes of Pastor Martin Ssempa are claiming that they are doing dastardly things in the name of Christ. High time you as Christians stood up and said enough is enough. Listening to him, again, on Premier Radio, I kind of felt, wow, is this man a Christian? And my gut answer was NO.
And, I am glad Christians are starting to reclaim their church! Very glad.
Here are some articles on the same.
Anglicanism's Uganda moment of truth
Anti-gay bill tests core Christian Witness
In Church times, a re-hash of what has been happening.
And, Davis MacIyala, a Nigerian who had to seek refuge in the UK because of persecution in Nigeria, and has since made it his cause to promote LGBTI inclusivity in Christianity (imagine, he was doing that in Nigeria, with the likes of Akinola breathing down his neck!).
He has an open letter in the Guardian, challenging Christians specifically the Primates. "the Archbishop of Canterbury and other Anglican primates to speak out against the bill, whatever their views on “homosexuality as a moral issue”"
Yes, speak out. And stop this persecution of LGBTI Africans. It is time you stood up to some of these guys and said that that is not Christian.
And this bill is not Christian. No. It is not.
It is not Christian, nor Moslem, nor any other Compassionate religion. It may have been written by Hitler as a Final Solution, to rid Uganda of homosexuality, as it succintly states in the preamble. But, you have to come out and say, no. IT IS NOT CHRISTIAN.
Because in Uganda and Africa, it is being promoted as the finest Christian witness.
So, stand up and reclaim your religion!
Guess the Church is made of human beings. Here is the Catholic Church threatening not to do its Christian Charity duty if Washington DC dares to pass a Gay equality, marriage bill.
To DC, please, call their bluff. They are Christians. Or, at least they call themselves that. Call their bluff!