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Malawi man arrested for putting up gay rights posters

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  1. And let’s not forget that it is the influence of the African churches belonging to the Anglican communion, together with the money they add to the Anglican coffers, that is so influencing the Anglican churche’s stand on homosexuality.
    I fully understand that “..without contraries there is no progression” to quote Blake, but isn’t this taking matters a little too far!

  2. Please don’t think I’m defending the indefensible attitudes of some of the African Anglicans, but in fairness it should be recognised that in Malawi (from what I can find out) Anglicans [6%] are far outnumbered by Catholics [29%] and Presbyterians [25%] (and Muslims [13%]) as well as combined charismatic/Pentecostal churches [8%].

    I can’t help admiring the almost-suicidal bravery of the gay acitvists in places like Malawi. Their courage and determination in the face of such barbaric social attitudes is amazing.

  3. Unbelievably archaic, ignorant attitudes. Whatever disease they have in Malawi, it has spread to Jamaica!!

  4. “I can’t help admiring the almost-suicidal bravery of the gay acitvists in places like Malawi. Their courage and determination in the face of such barbaric social attitudes is amazing.”

    I was just thinking the exact same thing, Rehan!

    While things still need to change in Europe (some countries more then others), the bravest thing most gay men need to do in Europe is hold hands in public… in comparison, these people are beyond courageous.

    And the thing is, I find myself asking, would I be as brave?

  5. Jean-Paul Bentham 7 Feb 2010, 10:47pm

    4 comments after 4 days. Too bad we aren’t talking about the earth-shattering news that Iris Robinson had a toy boy; then we would see hundreds and hundreds of comments. DAH!

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