I have been amazed at how quickly friends rallied about the site that wants David Kuria, Director of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Kenya to be killed.
Again, the poster is here.
[POSTER TEMPORARILY REMOVED. WILL BE REPOSTED]
Let me let you in on a secret.
My reading of the Swahili is fair, but, I thought that verse was Leviticus 20:23, which reads something totally different. So, I wondered whether I was getting it wrong.
Amongst my reference books is a bible that I used to use eons ago. Leviticus 20:23 is different. That set me off on a hunt. My lovers bible also shows the same thing. But, his is a Catholic bible....! I remembered that I did have a Swahili bible around. And, still the verse was the same.
So, I translated it. And googled the words that I had translated. And, voila, I had the book, chapter and verse. I had misread a letter.
Here is my translation, of what is put just below the title of 'NOT WANTED' and David Kuria's face, with identification that he is related to the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya.
If a man sleeps with a fellow man, like to a man sleeps with a woman, both men have committed an abomination. They must be killed, and their blood shall be upon their own heads. Leviticus 20:13Yeah, clearly I am not hallucinating.
Now, as detailed below, this is the man behind the website that hosts the horrible poster, urging Kenyans to download them and display them. They have already done that. In a few cities of Kenya, including Nairobi.
From the comment by Lynn David below
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(770) 838-5940A friend hopefully told me that the aim of the campaign in the US was to have the website down by the end of the day. Yesterday.
So, no, it is still up today. And, I am informed that despite the arrest of the guy, the site may not go down until conviction. Though I dont know whether a court injuction would do anything. Because those posters that are being distributed in Kenya... Remember the ethnic violence that erupted after the last elections? The blood letting, the xenophobia?
Kenya is a violent country. It is no joke that David Kuria's life is in danger because of those posters.
But, there are other things that we can do. An anonymous friend suggested the following here.
Bob Parson (host of the website) is apparently not amenable to reason. He thrives on controversy, of this kind. So what if he is advocating for the death of a poor African in far off Africa? After all, he is gay...
But, we can work with the search engines.
--contact the various website rating firms and ask them to include Projectsee as a hate or unsuitable for children website: eg Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Bing, Yahoo search, Trendmicro, McAfee, Norton anti-virus, Google searchRemember, the verse that is translated. Please, contact those search engines. BoxTurtleBulletin has more of the same here.
To flip the coin, see the other side,
Desmond Tutu's words continue to resonate.
In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights. We knew this was wrong. Thankfully, the world supported us in our struggle for freedom and dignity.
It is time to stand up against another wrong
Notice how he equates it to apartheid?
It is time to stand up against another wrong. I believe that some people have stirred up a sleeping lion. And, he is roaring. I dont think this is going to be the last of it.
And, not too late. We needed some leadership amongst the religious leaders.
And, Ssempa's gyrations? Here. Pity the man. Intelligence is not the same as 'cleverness'. Gay Porn Freak Show Ssempa.
I love the incredulity which people show when they are first confronted by the bile and pus that is coming out of the Ssempa fronted debate. It is simply something out of this world, and people are shocked.
Why? Maybe it is because there are some basic ideals and principles that we as human beings believe others should follow. But then, what should I know? I am a proud gay Ugandan. Check out this guy's incredulity.
Now, I will have to post.
Had decided to take some time off. Impossible. Too many concerns. But, I cant let the blog take all of the time available. there is still more to discuss. Sadly, not now.
Have a great day.