Barack Obama's gay agenda and why African countries must resist his 'Judas gift'.....

Sunday Opinion

By Elias Sowemimo, MD, PhD

Recently, Nigeria's leader, Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a bill that criminalizes homosexual relationships, arguing that the law is in line with the country's religious and cultural beliefs.

Currently, majority of African countries have laws that ban homosexual practices outright and contrary to Western propaganda, those laws actual predate adjacent colonial-era laws.

There was a strong reaction, as expected from the West, with the Obama administration condemning the law and stating that it further "erodes the fundamental human rights" of homosexuals in Africa's most populous nation.

The Nigerian government however could not be bothered, more-so since a good 98% of Nigerians, regardless of ethnic or religious differences, are fully in support of the law as they see a continuing assault on the nation's traditional and cultural values from the West.

It is baffling, according to most Nigerians and indeed Africans across the socio-economic spectrum, that a U.S. administration led by a supposed "son of the continent" would actually be the architect of this unfortunate assault on the continent's traditional, cultural and religious institutions and even worse still, its over-loaded healthcare system.

Without even delving into the moral aspect of homosexuality, the lifestyle in itself is a rather destructive one. 

Historical data speaks to this fact and even today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC (in Barack Obama's own backyard), released a 2010 analysis of heavily affected populations showing "men who have sex with men," or MSM, account for a large majority of new HIV infections, much more so than even infection drug users, or IDUs
"The CDC estimates of new HIV infections in 2010 show homosexual men have a much higher incidence of HIV infection than other groups, including injection drug users, or IDUs In fact, “CDC estimates that MSM represent approximated 4 percent of the male population in the United States, but male-to-male sex accounted for more than three-fourths (78 percent) of new HIV infections among men and nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of all new infections in 2010.” An estimated 1.1 million Americans are currently infected with HIV, and at least one quarter of those are said to be unaware of their infection. While some people experience symptoms early, others go years without experiencing any signs."
 Furthermore, according to the same CDC in the United States, 95% of HIV cases among boys and young men has been linked to homosexual sex. With data like this, one can't but wonder what exactly the agenda of the West is in spreading this destructive lifestyle to a continent (Africa) already decimated with high rates of HIV infection (through questionable sources).

While no one is at all advocating violence against homosexuals in any way, the lifestyle is one that is not compatible with the values, customs and traditions of Africans and our leaders MUST NEVER cave in to clandestine pressure from the United States or its Western allies, on this matter. It is in fact a matter of life and death for Africa and its people.

If Barack Obama was truly concerned about human rights, he would be equally concerned about the persecution of Mormons in the United States who choose to have more than one wife as part of their religion. Even more hypocritical is the fact that the same Western nations that speak so much about fundamental human rights and religious freedoms would never accede to the rights of a Muslim to have more than one wife on their soil, even though Islam allows a Muslim man the freedom to have up to four wives.

The truth is that this is not and has never been about human rights. Homosexuality is a life style choice and in most cultures, it is viewed as a form of deviant sexual behaviour and not seen as a lifestyle with any enduring value in the long run to society, more-so regarding the sustainability of the latter from a procreative stand-point.

Just recently as well, the Church of England (the Anglican Communion) perhaps as a result of the uncompromising pressure from its powerful Nigerian affiliate, has advised against the blessing of homosexual marriages. Perhaps, Barack Obama and Susan Rice (who should be arrested if and when she ever makes the mistake of stepping on Nigerian soil) might want to register their complaint to the Church of England.

The reality is that a reverberating backlash has ensued in the wake of the aggressive nature of the homosexual agenda and we are only just seeing a tip of the ice-berg. Nigeria has led the way on the African continent and other African countries must follow as the continent will crumble under the weight of a virulent assault on its medical and socio-cultural "infrastructure".

For one thing, in addition to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni acceding to the constitutional wishes of the Ugandan people, Africa must adopt a "stay away" period and shun the current U.S. administration until it respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its member states.

It has become quite clear that this son (Barack Obama) of a Kenyan intellectual is no friend of Africa.