Recently I have been reading a lot about the topic of homosexuality in the African countries contest more so in Kenya where I come from.
Homosexuality is not only taboo but is illegal as well in my country, the legality of not legalizing the unions between two adults of the same sex has always eluded me
The reasons given vary from culture to religion
The two major reasons given just go ahead to illustrate how hypocritical Kenyans and in general Africans are
A country that claims to be a secular nation, using religion as a tool to oppress the minority. I believe that following the teaching of certain religion remains a personal choice given your choices do not affect the quality of your ‘neighbors’ life
To understand the hypocrisy behind the argument lets take an example; in both Christian and Islam teachings(the major religions subscribed in the country) fornication is a sin and yet fornication is rife among the masses! Why is it not illegal to have sex outside marriage if we are so God fearing country?
If union between same sex couples is not going to be legalized in the country I would love to see
Some penal code in the countries constitution prohibiting and illegalizing sexual activity of two unmarried people just as an example.
If we take culture as the reason why Gay and Lesbians are denied their rights as people, I would like to see us do away with the conventional clothes, houses, motor vehicles, money and go back to our old skin and loin clothes, huts and caves and good old barter trade. I would like to see Kenyans go back to worshipping their Gods!
In a nut shell what am trying to put across is that illegalizing homosexuality in the country for the reasons given is nothing but loads of hypocrisy for the government as well as the people who support it.
No one is being forced to be gay or lesbian, so if your conscience and your beliefs do not agree with it be whatever you believe is right and live others to choose their own paths.