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Obama's war on pro-family Africans

Posted By Scott Lively On 06/24/2014 @ 7:12 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments

On June 11, the continent of Africa delivered a stunning rebuke to President Barack Obama and his “gay”-puffing U.S. State Department by forcing the election of Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa as president of the United Nations General Assembly. “The U.N. General Assembly’s Africa Group nominated the Ugandan foreign minister to serve as president in May of last year,” lamented the LGBT Advocate magazine. “It was the Africa Group’s turn to have the presidency, and no other nominees were considered” (emphasis mine).

In other words, a united Africa chose an unashamed defender of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law to represent its values and vision during the U.N.’s 69th presidential term. Kutesa has stated quite reasonably that promotion and legitimization of homosexuality “is wrong for our young people, and it offends our culture.”

Just one week later, following Obama’s Father’s Day weekend in Palm Springs with sodomite ambassador to Spain James Costos and his partner Michael Smith (the White House decorator), the State Department struck back.

“The Obama administration on Thursday [June 19] announced it will ban Ugandan officials responsible for anti-LGBT human rights abuses from entering the U.S.” exulted The Washington Blade. “National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said in a statement the State Department is ‘taking measures’ to prevent Ugandan officials ‘involved in serious human rights abuses’ against LGBT people and others from entering the U.S. The White House will also seek travel bans against Ugandans who are ‘found responsible for significant public corruption.’”

With the latter clause, Obama has tipped his hand as to how he will dispense with Mr. Kutesa in due time. Note this tidbit from the Advocate article: “As The Advocate reported on Tuesday, Kutesa’s election as General Assembly president comes with lingering corruption charges, some dating back decades and some very recent.” Look for State to publicly shame and discredit Kutesa on ginned-up corruption charges if he gets too vocal against the global LGBT agenda.

This tactic is, of course, standard operating procedure for “gay” activists in power. They typically accuse their target of both “homophobia” (i.e. disapproval of homosexuality) and one or more genuine moral failings such as financial corruption or racism. We saw this most recently in the attacks on Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. Though his “scandal” was opposing “gay marriage,” the LGBT-controlled media added a phony accusation of racism against Robertson which they began to emphasize in later news coverage after the public rallied to his defense on the “homophobia” charge.

While I believe the Ugandan law as written is overly harsh, I have stressed to journalists around the globe that it is typical of African law, which emphasizes deterrence in the letter but is usually lenient in the application. These mostly leftist news outlets have, of course, omitted that observation as not in keeping with their goal of marginalizing Uganda as a “pariah” nation intent on exterminating homosexuals (a thoroughly false charge). They have also failed to report that the “human rights abuses” cited by the U.S. State Department have been adjudicated by Uganda courts, mostly in favor of the victims.

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This matter is of special interest to me, as the American pastor being sued by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) for “Crimes Against Humanity” for preaching against homosexuality in Uganda, though I have never advocated hatred or violence against homosexuals or supported the anti-homosexuality law as written.

Still, it is encouraging to see the Africans standing up to the United States and it’s “Babylonian” State Department, which, at least in regards to sexual morality and the LGBT agenda, has truly become “The Great Satan” of the world. Following a “Gay Pride” celebration in 2011 at the U.S. Embassy in Islamibad, the Pakistani government condemned U.S. activism as “cultural terrorism.”

To be fair, State has been under the control of the LGBT movement since before President Obama took office. I was in Riga, Latvia, in 2006 and 2007 to help the Latvian pro-family movement resist EU pressure to allow a “Gay Pride Parade.” We succeeded in 2006, but then in 2007 we failed after the LGBT organizing efforts were joined by LGBT activists at the U.S. Embassy under Ambassador Catherine Todd Bailey of the Bush administration. The late Pastor Ken “Hutch” Hutcherson and I confronted diplomatic staff about the matter at the Embassy in Riga but were unsuccessful at stopping the parade.

However, “gay” power at the State Department has grown by a magnitude of 10 under Obama. Openly homosexual ambassadors are now being posted around the world, and in December of 2011, the Obama administration declared the advancement of the homosexual agenda a priority of the United States government around the world. Among other things, all U.S. agencies abroad were directed to “combat the criminalization by foreign governments of LGBT status or conduct [i.e. sodomy laws] and to expand efforts to combat discrimination, homophobia, and intolerance on the basis of LGBT status or conduct” [i.e biblical pro-family views], including funding of the “gay” agenda by “agencies involved with foreign aid, assistance, and development.”

Under Obama, the United States government has devoted its enormous influence and resources to the advancement of the LGBT “cause” around the world. Yet, the poorest and most politically dependent nations of the world, the countries of Africa, have courageously shown that they will not compromise the fundamental values of Christian civilization. The Africans unanimously rebuked President Obama, and that is a hopeful sign for the vast majority of the world’s population who hold family values as legitimate human rights and homosexuality as a social and behavioral wrong.


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