Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Uganda and Nigeria among ten worst places to live if your gay

The Southern Voice published a list last Friday, following on the US State Department's recently released 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, on the ten worst places to live if your gay. Among them were Nigeria and Uganda, two strongholds of African and conservative American Anglican cooperation.


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Yes, it's interesting to hear all these loud claims that the Western churches have gone "cultural" (a novel American use of the word which would not be understood in Europe, for instance) and that the African churches defend the True and Traditional Teaching of the Church, while what they defend, really is not so much a teaching of the Church, as Colonial 19th century laws ("culture"), still on the book in their own countries but largely abandoned in the West (where they originated).

19th century Laws and 19th century Theology.

How's that for "cultural"?

Matt said...

Yeah, I tend to agree with you on the point that the African "culture" is a holdover from 19th C colonialism. I like this short essay on the "un-african" nature of homosexuality.

OK, gotta go to bed.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Very interesting essay indeed.

(I stole it for my blog)