Saturday, July 25, 2015

President Obama Urges Kenyan Government to Respect LGBT Rights

Just recently President Obama has visited Kenya (his father's homeland) for the first time as a U.S. President. Before his visit, many Christian pastors in the country urged him not to speak about the rights of the LGBT community. Anyone who is LGBT (which under current Kenyan law) can face a considerable amount of time in prison. I had the time to hear a lot of their remarks and they were beyond hateful, and it is quite disrespectful for them to ask a President of the United States to be quiet on an issue. While in the country President Obama urged the importance of equality for all people while in Kenya, and I'm proud of him for standing up to those bullies.  

7 comments:

  1. I really agree with you on this one.

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  2. The rules of protocol when one head of State visits another country is not
    to comment on local issues.
    It would be interesting to read the full text of Pres. Obama's address on this issue.
    Speaking of equality for all without mentioning a specific issue would be acceptable.
    Anyhow Barack Obama does have a link to Kenya - his father was a Kenyan.
    Read Obama's autobiography - something that many Americans have not done.
    It is MOST enlightening reading.
    B J Hunnicut M.A.S.H 4077

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    1. Recently ???
      He has only just arrived.
      Here this link may be of interest.
      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33662230
      Hopefully readers will TRY to access this BBC report for
      enlightenment.
      The visit is 4th page on Sunday's Brisbane paper with details
      and showing the President with his Kenyan 1/2 sister etc.
      B.J Hunnicut M.A.S.H. 4077
      Sunday 26th July.

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  3. he should respect human rights and stop killing millions of people around the world, vile creature!

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  4. Funny how those Christians preach about love your brother and sister, but are always the first ones spouting hate out of their mouths.

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