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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Fr Z has a few words to say re Pres Obama (the visit to Senegal)

Wherein the First Gay President lectures an African nation Posted on 29 June 2013 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf the ITALICIZED comments are Father "Z's" The First Gay President didn’t have his way with the President of Senegal: Sanctimonious Obama rebuffed by African president on gay rights President Obama got off to an awkward start in Africa where he urged tolerance and equal rights for gays and lesbians in a country where homosexuality is a crime, in some places, punishable by death. Shortly after arriving in Senegal, Obama praised the Supreme Court’s new rulings on same-sex marriage and asked African leaders to treat people fairly and equally. [Obama went to Ireland and shot off his mouth about how there shouldn't be Catholic schools in N. Ireland. Of course, he wasn't talking to the Irish. He was obviously talking to his base. Now he goes to Africa and lectures a nation about what they ought to do concerning homosexual marriage. Obama is welding sodomitic-marriage into civil rights... human rights. That's his agenda.] But, Senegal President Macky Sall quickly rebuffed the suggestion, saying his country does not share the same views as Obama and America and that Senegal is “still not ready to decriminalize homosexuality,” the Washington Post reported. According to the Post, which reported a transcript of the president’s remarks on the same-sex rulings, Obama said in part: The issue of gays and lesbians, and how they’re treated, has come up and has been controversial in many parts of Africa. So I want the African people just to hear what I believe, [B as in B. S as in S. He is playing to his US base.] and that is that every country, every group of people, every religion have different customs, different traditions. And when it comes to people’s personal views and their religious faith, et cetera, I think we have to respect the diversity of views that are there. [But don't respect them when their religious view differ on, say, funding contraceptives, sterilizations, abortions, etc. To hell with Catholics and African cultures ... sodomitic marriage is a human right!] Every world religion has this basic notion that is embodied in the Golden Rule — treat people the way you want to be treated. And I think that applies here as well. [Gosh, I'll bet the UNBORN would like to BE BORN, just like you were. No?] The Daily Caller reported some interesting statistics on Senegal: “97 percent of Senegalese citizens consider homosexuality taboo,” and it is a “95 percent Muslim country and a sexually conservative and patriarchal nation.” [Hmmm. I wonder. He said in Ireland that Catholic and Protestant schools shouldn't exist because they divide people. In Senegal did he go on to suggest that there should be no Islamic education because that keeps people from accepting homosexuality?] To that end, Sall defended Senegal’s values and laws. “These issues are all societal issues basically, and we cannot have a standard model which is applicable to all nations, all countries — you said it, we all have different cultures,” The Daily Caller reported Sall answered. “We have different religions. We have different traditions. And even in countries where this has been decriminalized and homosexual marriage is allowed, people don’t share the same views.” [For now.]

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