The Obama administration’s continued pressure to impose homosexuality on Africa’s poorest nations surfaced in its recent push to decriminalize homosexual activity in Nigeria.
While pro-life advocates in the United States are calling the bullying “ideological imperialism,” Christian leaders in Africa are urging President Barack Obama not to export America’s sexual sins to Kenya later this month during his visit. These responses come in anticipation of Obama’s appearance at the Global Entrepreneurial Summit in his ancestral nation of Kenya in a couple weeks.
Also, as the White House prepares for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced that the Obama administration will be pressing African nations to adopt pro-LGBT policies.
“As a policy, we will continue to press the government of Nigeria, as well as other governments which have provided legislation that discriminate against the LGBT community,” Thomas-Greenfield notified reporters during a conference call, according to the Nigerian Pilot.
Becoming defensive when questioned about America meddling in poor nation’s domestic affairs, Thomas-Greenfield unapologetically responded that the U.S. is proclaiming that homosexual rights is “one of the highest priorities and strongest values.”
“This is very much a work in progress, but I think you will agree with me that the law in Nigeria really went far in discriminating against this community but also people who associate with them,” the U.S. diplomat asserted. “So, we will continue to press the government, to press the legislature to change these laws and provide human rights for all Nigerian people regardless of their sexual orientation.”
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Michael F. Haverluck