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Kenyan gay groups concerned after prime minister says they should be arrested

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  1. This is the chap who says there’s roughly 50 men for 50 women so there’s no reason for anyone to be gay/lesbian. I actually thought he was joking at first with the “there’s enough of each to go around” attitude.

  2. Commanderthor 30 Nov 2010, 6:43pm

    I find it interesting that the most vicious and vocal homophobic bigots have a disturbing fascination with sodomy.

  3. And where is the voice of Desmond Tutu, Africa’s great champion of human rights, in the midst of this rising tide of homophobic terror on the continent. All we get from him is a murmur here and a whispher there because he’s too busy ranting, disproportionately, against the Israelis to be bothered with massive problems closer to home.

  4. TheSuburbanBi 30 Nov 2010, 11:51pm

    Okay, this is my 3rd attempt to comment — last try:

    Desmond Tutu has made several high profile statements in support of LGBT rights in Africa just recently.

    Google the title “Hate Has No Place in God’s House” for one he wrote in October, published in Essence magazine.

  5. TheSuburbanBi 30 Nov 2010, 11:54pm

    In it Tutu writes:

    “Today I pray for people in Africa and throughout the world who long for freedom because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It grieves me to be retiring at this crucial moment in history, so I write to you in this open letter, to invite you to pick up the work that remains to be done. More than 70 countries still imprison or execute gay and transgender people, and bullying and murders are all too common. This must change.”

    So, yes, I am sure he would condemn the Kenyan PM’s statments.

  6. john sharp 1 Dec 2010, 6:33am

    all stop going too KENYA
    ask your friends not to go
    boycott there produce
    kill them before they kill us

  7. Oh Kenya, my land and my country. I love you! Regardless.

  8. I love kenya – i’ve lived there throughout my childhood. that being said, I’m pro gay rights, and it tears me apart to see how gays are treated, not only in Kenya, but Africa in general. Lets face it; Africa isn’t ready for homosexuality.

  9. TheSuburbanBi:

    > Desmond Tutu has made several high profile statements in
    > support of LGBT rights in Africa just recently.
    >
    > Google the title “Hate Has No Place in God’s House” for one he
    > wrote in October, published in Essence magazine.
    >
    > In it Tutu writes:
    >
    > “Today I pray for people in Africa and throughout the world who
    > long for freedom because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or
    > transgender. It grieves me to be retiring at this crucial moment
    > in history, so I write to you in this open letter, to invite you
    > to pick up the work that remains to be done. More than 70
    > countries still imprison or execute gay and transgender people,
    > and bullying and murders are all too common. This must change.”
    >
    > So, yes, I am sure he would condemn the Kenyan PM’s statments.

    But what he could do that would be really helpful is make his voice heard on the Advisory Committee to the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, of which he is a member[1]. What is happening, and what he accurately describes, is covered by the relevant Convention, and is part of the UN mandate[2]. It is time they took that seriously.

    [1] http://www.un.org/preventgenocide/adviser/advisory.shtml
    [2] http://www.un.org/preventgenocide/adviser/responsibility.shtml

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