“Those people who have already ruined their society…let them not become our teachers to tell us where to go. I think we need to act according to our own traditions and our faiths.”
African leaders’ public rebuke of President Obama‘s urging for them to accept same-gender marriage in their nations, was joined by similar voices of disagreement with Obama, from religious leaders in Africa. (Photo: Breitbart.com)
Kenyan Cardinal John Njue, Archbishop of Nairobi and president of the Kenyan Episcopal Conference, had strong words denouncing Obama’s agenda stating, “Those people who have already ruined their society…let them not become our teachers to tell us where to go. I think we need to act according to our own traditions and our faiths.”
Other clerics said the American president‘s statements on gay marriage ruined the welcome he otherwise would have received.
“For religious leaders, in my point of view, this issue of homosexuality which [Obama] mentioned had really blocked the hospitality which the religious leaders desired to reserve for him,” said the Rev. Pierre Adama Faye, a Senegalese Lutheran leader, according to a Charisma News report.
He added that he could understand Obama’s remarks after the Supreme Court ruling, but that there is a different reality in Africa, and that churches and mosques in Senegal reject the practice of homosexuality, which is reportedly illegal in 37 African countries.