When I first heard Steven Langa speak, he said words to the effect that he is for Family. And, against anything that is against family.
Then of course he went on to spew his hate about gay people. The excuse? We are against family.
Such is simple faith. I have no doubt that he is a believer. I have no doubt that he doesn’t question his faith and his ‘need’ to fight the gay agenda. That hidden, deep… whatever.
Why do people feel that we threaten them so?
Was talking to someone who theorised, we represent change for some people. Those who are labelled ‘conservatives’. And, that fear of change is palpable. They will go to lengths to oppose this.
I have come to recognise the disguised or Christian way to nuance hate. Forget the Ssempa way. He just wants to oooohhhh and aaaahhhhh while watching gay porn. But, the refusal to call a gay human being gay. No. They argue that he is a ‘homosexual’ and that they are just being ‘true’ to what is. If you are an American, can you imagine refusing to call an African American so, because in your view, that person is a nigger….
Of course, Ssempa goes further. Not his the nuancing. Sodomites! Don’t call them gay. They are not happy people. Really?
Then, there is the refusal to accept that we are human enough to reach out for companionship and a permanent state. They call our commitment ceremonies homosexual “marriage”. Putting it like so of course does two things. First, emphasize that it cannot be marriage. And, denigrate the resulting union.
Christian. Nuanced hate.
I have been trying to finish a blog post about the convolutions that the churches in
went through to correctly, in politically correct Christian speech, clothe their hate of gay people. I am not yet finished, and I am determined that I will. Because it is a chronicle of all that is bad and ugly in the ideals that we call religion. Uganda
I don’t hate religion.
No. That is a sentiment that a man called
Bolton helped me work out on this very blog. Some years ago. I didn’t know that I was so bitter. But, somehow, I managed to work out that venom.
But, the things that happened, are happening in
have reminded me that the religions, Church and Mosque are intrinsically cruel. Uganda
They need to be called out. We have the single most damning weapon. Truth. And, if that is what it takes to bring them to shame, why, we shall record the truth that we see.
I was actually thinking about this article, of a Christian registrar in
who wants the right to refuse to perform gay marriages. Well, doesn’t matter that gay English also pay her salary, does it? What matters is that she is a Christian, and, she should not perform gay ‘marriages’ England
We, us homosexuals, and the people who are like us can never qualify for anything that underlines our differences. Here is an article that examines a court challenge that is happening in
Why do we continue winning in the courts? Not ‘activist’ judges.
I am gay. But, I think that ultimately, the petty reasons cannot stand logical examination.
Of course, we shall continue losing with the ‘majority’. Simply put, the majority will not like what we represent. The change, the difference that we embody. So, we shall always lose there. But, logic will continue winning for us. Whether it is with church or others. For surely, we are human beings, aren’t we?
And, Desmond Tutu, and people like him are there to say on our behalf,
“Its time to stand up to another wrong.”
Someone examines a fascinating question to me:- Why Have Christians Led Anti-Gay Pogroms Before the Islamic World?
I think he actually tries to explain it by saying homophobia in Islamic lands is so deeply entrenched that gay people are simply invisible. But, why Christian leaders in Christian lands. Leading pogroms! Jesus IS turning over in the grave. Sacrilege to you, I know. But, a worthy question. Think of Bishop Chai in
Kenya, Archbishop Orombi in Uganda, and, of course the now silent one, the one from . Nigeria
If Ssempa is a Christian leader, add him to that list of infamy.
Why are Christian leaders leading anti-gay pogroms? Actually, the question is Christians. So, the net swoops up Langa, Nsaba-Buturo, Bahati, and the others.
African activist believes that
is better than the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009. That analysis is actually good. Is Uganda a theocratic state? Why do MPs think and act and talk like the Bible or Quran informs all legislation? And other questions. Actually, it is the kind of analysis that I would recommend to 27th Comrade. He might actually be jolted from his heaven of bits and bites, and actually use that brain to figure out a few things. Uganda
I will have to go to sleep. Soon. But, not before I recommend Andrew Mwenda’s excellent article.
Hope you get a good morning.