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Should Africa re-think homosexuality?

Sandala Mwanje from Zambia writes an interesting article on Africa’s position on homosexuality. Most African countries will take the stand against the legalization of homosexuality on the premise that it is against their culture.  How about Christians in Africa should they hold to the same mantra? Will this stance stand the test of time? He writes…

africaCulture is not static—it changes. Therefore if culture is the only basis upon which [Africans] are rejecting the legalization of homosexuality, then we are just postponing the problem. The Kenyan author and self proclaimed gay, Binyavanga Wainaina, is right when he says, “I’m extremely optimistic about rapid transformation and change of things in Africa in general.” In addition Mr. Wainaina says “It’s set off. It cannot stop. It’s going to be turbulent. There’ll be dark bits and there’ll be bright bits, but it’s a speed train.”[1]Part of what is going to make this train move even faster is the pressure from the western countries. On 28th February 2014, BBC reported that the World Bank postponed 90million dollars in aid because the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni had signed a bill that criminalized homosexuality in Uganda.[2] …Read More!