Hundreds of Kenyan pastors to Obama: Stop preaching homosexuality

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Michael F. Haverluck (

Hundreds of Kenyan pastors have had enough of President Barack Obama’s aggressive push for African nations to forsake their religious convictions and fully embrace homosexual behavior and same-sex “marriage.”

A Closer LookThe Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, comprised of 700 pastors, welcomes Obama to visit their nation this summer — provided he stop pressuring Kenyans to forsake their religious convictions by endorsing the homosexual lifestyle.

“President Barack Obama is welcome to visit Kenya this summer — but please, leave the preaching to us,” the ecumenical coalition of religious leaders proclaimed.

Bishop Mark Kariuki, a megachurch pastor who advises some 700 pastors as the leader of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, says what isn’t welcome is a repeat performance of Obama scorning believers for not ascribing to his homosexual agenda.

“We would like to send a strong message to the U.S. president that the homosexuality debate should not become part of his agenda, as it has been his tendency whenever he comes to Africa,” Kariuki told Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper on Monday.

Mind your own business

Kariuki stresses that Obama’s past directives to the Kenyan nation — where his Muslim father was born — were not only authoritative in nature, but disrespectful of Kenyans’ traditions and belief systems.

“[Obama] should respect the faith, culture and people of Kenya when he comes in July,” Karuiki implored. “He should not put [homosexuality] as one of his main agenda[s] in the country.”

Christians aren’t the only ones in Kenya wary of Obama’s visit, as the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK), along with members of the Kenyan Parliament have scheduled a protest of the president’s visit to a country many critics consider his homeland.

“We are not prepared to accept, hear or listen to anyone lecturing us on how our culture is good or bad,” said IRCK Chairman Adan Wachu.

Showing more boldness in his foreign policy when it comes to homosexuality than to his war on terror, Obama is believed to be overstepping his authority and jurisdiction by making his aggressive LGBT agenda the centerpiece of his international campaign — especially throughout the African continent.

“In June 2013, Obama provoked a clash with the president of Senegal, Mackey Sall, over the nation's rejection of the LGBT political agenda,” LifeSiteNews reports. “Standing alongside Sall just the day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, Obama said that people should be accorded rights based on ‘sexual orientation.’”

At that time, Obama insisted that the world should adopt his endorsement of LGBT “rights,” declaring, “And that's a principle that I think applies universally.”

Believing the president was insinuating that his west African nation enforced discriminatory policies, Sall quickly retorted that Senegal “is not homophobic” and is “very tolerant” of its people.

Obama may have skipped the land of his forefathers on his $100-million African vacation in 2013, when he condemned the continents’ nations for their “anti-homosexual” policies, but Kenyan leaders nonetheless reproved the president’s statements.

“[Homosexuality] goes against our customs and traditions,” Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto declared while speaking at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Maili Kumi. “We believe in God … This nation, the nation of Kenya, is sovereign and God-fearing.”

A call to destruction?

Archibishop of Nairobi Cardinal John Njue called out Obama and other international leaders for their role in the destruction of nations embracing the failed social experiment of homosexuality.

“Those people who have already ruined their society … let them not become our teachers to tell us where to go,” urged Njue, who also serves as president of the Kenyan Episcopal Conference. “I think we need to act according to our own traditions and our faiths.”

Many on the African continent have become disillusioned with the president since he took office in 2009, especially after completing his “evolution” to favor same-sex marriage in May 2012, when he ramped up his pro-LGBT agenda on a global scale.

“The standoff was a pretty pass for a president elected on the promise that he would restore tranquility and peace to America's relationship with other nations around the world,” LifeSiteNews’ Ben Johnson reports. “It was neither the first nor the last time that the president decided that advancing the homosexual agenda trumped indigenous African human rights issues.”

Support homosexuality … or else …

Using funding — or the retraction of it — to persuade other nations to be on board with the worldwide push to embrace homosexual behavior, Western nations are doing all they can to normalize the unbiblical practice around the world.

“In 2011, Western nations denied Malawi nearly $350 million, because the nation banned homosexual activity,” Johnson continued. “Wikileaks revealed the Obama administration coordinated with homosexual activists to promote the LGBT agenda in Sierra Leone.”

While serving at that time as World Congress of Families executive director years ago, Janice Shaw Crouse said that Obama showed partiality to the LGBT, going against the religious and cultural mores that nations have embraced for millennia globally.

“[Obama’s actions are a form of] ‘cultural imperialism’ — exporting the sexual crusade of a very small minority of Americans with outsized influence [who have tried] to tear down the moral foundations of our nation, as well as the rest of the world,” Crouse told LifeSiteNews in 2011.

And it has been noted that Obama’s campaign to promote homosexuality has trumped his so-called war on terror.

“[R]ecently, both U.S. political and African religious leaders say the Obama administration withheld aid to help Nigeria fight Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist organization, because the nation rejects same-sex ‘marriage,’” Johnson recounted.

It is believed that, if elected, leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will follow in Obama’s footsteps when it comes to pushing the homosexual agenda both domestically and abroad.

“There is a whole movement in which many people in the Obama administration are involved — Hillary Clinton at the forefront — that is pushing the ‘sexual rights’ agenda,” asserted Sharon Slater, who produced Cultural Imperialism: The Sexual Rights Agenda. “[African political leaders] were being blackmailed, bribed and bullied into accepting sexual rights that run counter to their religious and cultural values.”

Corroborating Christians’ and conservatives’ fears that former secretary of state Clinton would follow up Obama’s full-fledged propagation of the homosexual agenda, she candidly proclaimed last month that faiths opposed to homosexual behavior must denounce the moral precepts undergirding their beliefs derived from their holy scriptures.

“Religious beliefs [against abortion and homosexuality] have to be changed,” Clinton insisted.

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