The ongoing schism between European and African Christians over homosexuality is really a profound clash of civilizations. Since September 11, the world has been bombarded with hype about a clash of civilizations between Islam and the West, however, the real clash of civilizations has always been between Africa and the West. European civilization is highly warmongering, deeply patriarchal and misogynist in nature and so by the way, is Arabic civilization. As a result, homosexuality is considered normal practice in Western society. How many people know that homosexuality and paedophilia were practiced among the Greeks and Romans, the founding fathers of present day Europeans? Here is an excerpt describing the practice in Greece. The most common form of same-sex relationships between males in Greece was "paiderastia" meaning "boy love". It was a relationship between an older male and an adolescent youth. In Athens the older man was called erastes, he was to educate, protect, love, and provide a role model for his beloved. His beloved was called eromenos whose reward for his lover lay in his beauty, youth, and promise. http://members.aol.com/mpwright9/greece.html. Here, I must digress for a few minutes.
Having read that statement, can you imagine what African boys and men endured during slavery and colonialism at the hands of white men? Truth to tell, that was how Europe was able to passify and conquer African people. That was how they “civilized” us. No wonder our race is so traumatized that we immerse ourselves in religious fantasy hoping to erase the sordid details of what is indelibly imprinted in our collective memory. When Catholic bishops abuse little boys and girls, the church always pretends that they are isolated incidents, when they fully well know what they are doing, since they have been practicing on African people for 500 years now. In fact, one reason the West does not want Africa to develop is because white men will no longer be able to go to Kenya, Senegal, the Ivory Coast and all the other African countries where they go today, to have free access to the bodies of our young boys and girls. Also, the Western strategy of placing African youth and men in prison is part of this long European tradition of having free acces to the bodies of powerless people. At the same time, it effeminises black men, thus helping to control the black populations in Western countries. This is how Africans Americans who were the majority population in America 500 years ago have been reduced to a mere 13% today. The same thing has occurred all over Latin America. Only in the Carribean islands can we still find a majority African population. Finally, effeminizing African males keeps them passive and hence poses no threat to white supremacy.
Africa, on the other hand, is homophobic and matriarchal, where women and children play a dominant role. Hence the dilemma that African bishops are now having to confront with their European counterparts. Unfortunately, the importance of women and children is not noticeable in Africa today, because as Africans were conquered by Arabs and Christians who imposed Islam and Christianity on them, they too, have adopted the patriarchal and misogynist behaviour of their conquerors. However, this conflict should be a lesson to all African people that as long as we continue to adopt cultures and habits that are totally alien to our own, these situations are entirely predictable. For example, Nigerians stupidly kill each other all the time because they are Moslems and Christians. In fact, this is the only area where the West and Islam actually differ, since they both want to continue to impose their imperialistic and warmongering religions on African people. Our people have been so indoctrinated, that they will not understand that these two religions have nothing to do with the improvement or the spiritual well being of African people, but are simply weapons of war that our conquerors use to keep us under their control. These African bishops are trying to defend an African custom within a Western paradigm and thus are doomed to fail. I wonder if these African bishops, including the many millons of African people worldwide who ‘swear’ by the bible, know that King James who had the bible translated from Latin to English was bisexual and even homosexual? That is why we should not just blindly follow what we have been told by others, but to seek truth for ourselves, especially since we know that we were an enslaved people. The only way for African people to avoid these conflicts would be to return to their own religions, their own ancestral beliefs and their own traditions. Hort
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The Plight of African Christians
by Bugalo Chilume
Mmegi/The Reporter (Gaborone)
August 26, 2005
In African culture, homosexuality is taboo. President Robert Mugabe has been widely reported to have said that homosexuals are worse than pigs, which didn't go down well with the West. Sam Nujoma is also known to have publicly unpalatable terms to describe homosexuality. In fact, he is reported to have ordered the arrest and deportation of homosexuals from Namibia. Across the continent, homosexuality is a criminal offence, except in South Africa, where the minority white race was in power prior to majority rule - they ensured that the country's new constitution guaranteed freedom of sexual orientation before relinquishing power to the Africans.
Traditional Christian teachings frown upon homosexuality, as does African culture. It is against this background that the majority of African Christians, Anglicans in particular, are agonising over the consecration of Gene Robinson, an openly gay American divorcee of two, as bishop of an Episcopal Church, the American version of the Anglican Church. Most are horrified, and the consecration was met with harsh condemnation across Africa. The Kenyan Anglican archbishop is reported to have lamented that, "the devil has clearly entered the church. God cannot be mocked".
The majority of Anglican churches in Africa were against the consecration, with the notable exception of the South African church. Obviously, mindful of the provision of his country's constitution, Njongokulu Ndungane, the Archbishop of Cape Town, is reported to have welcomed Robinson into the church's fold: "Robinson has been consecrated by his province and that makes him a bishop of the church".
In white societies, homosexuality is an accepted lifestyle - even same sex marriages are recognised under law and enjoy the same legal rights as heterosexual marriages. Robinson's appearance at his nomination victory celebration with his gay partner by his side didn't cause much of a ripple in the white Christian movement. His consecration had been a foregone conclusion despite spirited opposition from church leaders of non-white races, who make up about 70 percent of the worldwide Anglican membership.
To the dismay of many African Anglicans, the Archbishop of Canterbury and spiritual head of the Anglican Church (a.k.a. Church of England) didn't rebuke the diocese in the US state of New Hampshire that firstly nominated and then consecrated Robinson. If anything, the archbishop was very accommodating in his remarks.
The current trials and tribulations of African Christians emanates from the fact that you cannot divorce indigenous culture from indigenous religion. When this happens, a society becomes dysfunctional, thus impeding its advancement economically, politically and spiritually. Religion is the foundation upon which cultural values of a society are based; a framework within which these values function. By forsaking his own religion to embrace the religion of another race (white) that has totally different societal values from his, has left the African in a cultural limbo. As a result, African Christians, at least the Anglicans, are now in despair and utter confusion over the recent developments within the Anglican Church. Indeed, even without the consecration of the gay bishop, African Christians on the whole have always found it difficult to harmonise the spiritual demands of Christianity with their traditional African way of life.
Despite their opposition to the consecration of Robinson, there is nothing much the African and other non-white Anglicans can do to reverse this milestone in the Christian history, although they outnumber their white counterparts by far - clearly a master-servant relationship.The consecration has taken place and the church has accepted it. African Anglicans just have to bear it, toe the line and conform to the dynamics of the cultural values of their white masters, even if these are at loggerheads with their own African values.
Christianity is a religion of the white race, and therefore impervious to the cultural and social needs of its African and other non-white followers.
The near-hysterical opposition to contraceptives by the Vatican is incomprehensible, to say the least. Widespread poverty in Africa, where economic growth is largely stagnant, at best, makes it absolutely imperative that modern family planning methods be employed to contain runaway population growth; yet, the Roman Catholic Church instructs its many followers in Africa (and other developing parts of the world) not to use contraceptives. What is this?
Christianity is a white man's religion that he rightly wants to be in tandem with the dynamics of his own culture, and, needless to say, culture evolves over time to accommodate changing needs of society.
Given the comparatively pitiful low levels of economic development in the continent, African culture hasn't evolved to the same degree as European culture - hence the current deep cultural split between the races over the consecration of an openly gay bishop. African Anglican ministers are reported to have accused their white counterparts of allowing their societies' increasingly secular morals to corrupt the traditionalist beliefs of Anglicanism.
What do they know? African Christians accepted the white man's religion when they were not party to its formation, now, what gives them the right to dictate to the owners of the religion?
Whites own the religion and should do whatever they damn well please with it!
In fact, over the years whites have made changes to their religion to suit the requirements of the times. Ineffectual gestures such as severing ties with the diocese of which Robinson is bishop is the most that African Anglican leaders can do to show their consternation at the consecration.If, indeed, they believe that the consecration of an openly homosexual man as a bishop goes against the basic teachings of the Bible, and that it is an abomination, why don't they break away from the Anglican Church altogether? The church has broken up many times in the past to spawn new Christian denominations over less contentious issues. Relevant Links Southern Africa Religion Botswana
The sad truth is that there is nowhere for them to go, no other spiritual home, for they were party to the destruction of their own true spiritual home. Meekly, they will toe the line because they have been conditioned to always obediently follow the white man wherever he leads them, even if it is to their own deaths. Poor Africans.
Anglican conference aims to avoid schism
The Associated Press
Sunday, July 20, 2008
CANTERBURY, England: Anglican bishops from around the world have turned to the enormous task at the heart of their once-a-decade summit meeting: trying to keep the Anglican family from breaking apart over interpretations of the Bible and official policy on homosexuality. With its private prayer phase over Saturday, the business of the Lambeth Conference was set to begin Sunday, but the gathering is hobbled by a boycott: about one-quarter of the invited bishops - mostly theological conservatives from Africa - are not attending.
The 650 bishops who are here include a mix of traditionalists, moderates and liberals, all with divergent ideas about what Anglicans should believe and how their fellowship should operate.The conference's opening public worship was set for Sunday in Canterbury Cathedral. The archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, led a three-day closed-door session last week focused on the role of the bishops as seen through the Gospel.Williams designed the entire gathering without any votes or resolutions. Instead, the bishops will hold daily Bible study and small group discussions. They plan to release their collective "reflections" on the meeting when it ends Aug. 3.
The 77 million-member Anglican Communion has been splintering since 2003, when the Episcopal Church, the U.S. Anglican body, consecrated the first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.Robinson's election has also complicated Anglican relations with other Christians. The Vatican's No. 2 official, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, said in a letter of greeting to the conference that was released Saturday night that "new issues that have arisen in our relationship pose a further and grave challenge to the hope for full and visible unity that has been the longstanding goal" of their efforts to rebuild ties.Anglicans split from Rome more than four centuries ago when King Henry VIII bolted in 1534 after he was refused a marriage annulment. The Vatican has spoken against the Church of England's recent move to appoint women bishops.
Last month, Anglican conservatives, frustrated that Williams has not done more to keep the U.S. church and other liberal Anglicans in line with traditional Bible teaching, formed a new global church network that circumvents his authority but stops short of schism.A few leaders of that movement are attending Lambeth, but most have stayed away. They released a statement ahead of the Sunday service condemning "false teaching which justifies sin in the name of Christianity."
Some critics have said the program is an attempt to avoid decisive action.Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, head of the Anglican Church of Australia, defended the conference design Saturday as "not backing away from the hard realities we have to face, but nurturing the right spirit" to confront them.Williams has told bishops they must "call everyone together" instead of aligning with one group or another. He also said bishops must not only listen to the people they lead, but also consider what God wants of them, according to bishops who discussed details of the private talks.In one session, Williams asked the bishops, seated in the nave of the historic cathedral, to go pray with another bishop whom they feel nervous about meeting, according to a U.S. Episcopal bishop, George Councell of New Jersey.
The Anglican Communion is the third-largest group of churches in the world, behind Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians. It has long held together different views of ritual and Scripture. But its biggest and fastest-growing churches are now in Africa and other developing regions where strict interpretation of the Bible is the norm.
Haiti a haven for pedophile peacekeepers
Sep 17, 2008
A former top aide to ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide told WMR that the plight of Haiti's children, already imperiled after three successive devastating hurricanes -- Gustav, Hanna, and Ike -- has worsened as a result of the benign attitude of the Haitian government of President Rene Preval and the United Nations peacekeeping authorities over sexual exploitation of children by peacekeeping troops and aid workers. The situation has not improved, according to the source, even after Save the Children issued in June an alarming report titled "No One To Turn To" on the sexual exploitation of children in Haiti and other countries by peacekeepers and aid workers. The stark account of one 15-year old Haitian girl is but one of many documented by Save the Children:"My friends and I were walking by the National Palace one evening when we encountered a couple of humanitarian men. The men called us over and showed us their penises. They offered us 100 Haitian gourdes (US$2.80) and some chocolate if we would suck them. I said no, but some of the girls did it and got the money."
Another young Haitian girl recounted: "There is a place not far from here where I go to visit my relatives.The men call to me in the streets and they ask me to go with them. But I don't go. They do this with all of us young girls. I have a few friends that have gone to bed with them. Some of them are asked to give them a lesbian show, and they are paid for that." Save the Children documented 23 humanitarian, peacekeeping, and security organizations involved with the sexual abuse of children, particularly the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).
Although the report mentions Britain, Canada, France, and Italy as countering child exploitation by peacekeepers and humanitarian workers, the United States in noticeably absent in the receipt of praise. The U.S. State Department has not only been lax in combating child sexual exploitation but has been actively engaged, with CIA officials, in promoting child prostitution for both the entertainment of visiting Congressional delegations (CODELs) from Washington and entrapping government officials in blackmail.
In addition, a number of foreign service personnel have not been investigated for engaging in sex with minors and have been transferred from one diplomatic post to another within areas such as South East and South Asia that are hotbeds for child sexual exploitation.
Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte's own conflict-of-interest in this matter has been steadfastly ignored by the State Department Inspector General and federal law enforcement. WMR's attempt to obtain a list of all CODELs to South East Asia from 1996 to the present has met with resistance from Congress and the Congressional Research Service.
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