Let me just say, I have no issue with peoples sexuality, do what you want, its your choice and I would fight for you if you are gay or straight…doesn’t bother me either way, it isn’t my choice to make…I don’t think anyone has the right to decide who a person is sexually attracted to as long as both participants consent and are of legal age to participate in sexual acts…I think it is extremist to force an opinion on someone about who they are sexually attracted to, Angela Merkel shows signs of this religious extremist ideology…
Kenyan Pastors to Obama: Don’t Bring ‘The Gay Talk’ Here
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.
“I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots,” said one resident of the capital city.
“Because he is our brother, we welcome him,” Peter, from Nairobi, said.
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!”
Obama has used previous trips to Africa to urge governments to respect gay rights. Kariuki said the open letter is a warning to the president.
“The family is the strength of a nation. If the family is destroyed, then the nation is destroyed,” he said. “So we don’t want to open doors for our nation to be destroyed!”
Pro-family activists took to the streets of Nairobi this month, urging President Obama to avoid the subject when he visits.
“Since Obama has a Kenyan descent, I think he should be more familiar with our culture. Africa has a conservative culture,” said one of the participants in the pro-family rally.
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.
After June’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in America, one Kenyan politician said allowing such a thing in her country would open “floodgates of evil synonymous with the biblical Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Many citizens have also taken to Twitter using the hashtag #KenyansMessageToObama to warn the president about spreading his gay agenda beyond America’s shores.
Meanwhile, Bishop Kariuki said the president is destroying America with his support for gay marriage.
“I believe that with all my heart with that agenda he is ruining America because America has been known as a Christian nation,” he said. “It has been known as a nation that has sent missionaries out. Now it is a different nation all together because it is an agenda against God!”
What I will add though is that homosexuality may be linked to the Mercury in the water…
Pollution ‘makes male birds mate with each other’, say scientists
Water pollution is posing a threat to bird populations by causing males to mate with each other.
Scientists believe poisonous metal compounds entering the food chain can affect sexuality, causing a reduction in offspring.
They found that even relatively low levels of methylmercury in the diet of male white ibises caused the birds to pair up with each other, snubbing females.
Close bond: The white Ibis is one of the birds that is being badly affected by mercury in its diet, new research has shown
As a result fewer females breed and fewer chicks are produced.
Methylmercury is a form of mercury – the metal which is liquid at room temperature and is better known as quicksilver. It has been seeping into groundwater from industry for years.
This is the first scientific study to show how the pollutant appears to alter sexual preference.
U.S. researcher Peter Frederick captured 160 young white ibises – a coastal wading bird – and gave them food laced with methylmercury.
The birds were split into four groups. One group ate food with 0.3 parts per million (ppm) methylmercury, which most U.S. states would regard as too high for human consumption.
A second group was fed 0.1 ppm, and the third 0.05 ppm, a low dose that wild birds would be exposed to frequently. The fourth group received food clear of the poison.
All three dosed groups had significantly more homosexual males than the control group. Male-male pairs courted, built nests together and paired off for several weeks.
Higher doses increased the effect, with 55 per cent of males in the 0.3 ppm group affected.
Overall, male-male mating was blamed for 81 per cent of unproductive nests in the dosed groups.
‘We knew mercury could depress their testosterone levels,’ explained Dr Frederick.
‘But we didn’t expect this. In the worst-case scenario, the production of young would fall by 50 per cent.’ Other birds would probably be similarly affected, he said.
However, Dr Frederick, of the Florida University, and fellow researcher Nilmini Jayasena, of the Peradeniya University, Sri Lanka, admitted it was far from clear if methylmercury could be linked to similar effects in mammals.
● One of Britain’s most endangered birds has made a comeback.
The stone-curlew reached a low of around 160 breeding pairs in the 1980s, but this year 370 pairs are known to have bred.
Farmers in the South-West and South-East have been working with conservationists to protect nesting areas.