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African Christians Reject Obama's Call to Decriminalize Homosexuality

Oct. 25, 2013

by Joel Elowsky

We came across an article concerning President Obama's three country tour to Africa this past summer. During that tour, Pres. Obama said African nations must grant equal protection to all people regardless of their sexual orientation. "My basic view is that regardless of race, regardless of religion, regardless of gender, regardless of sexual orientation, when it comes to how the law treats you, how the state treats you ... people should be treated equally," Obama said. "And that’s a principle that I think applies universally."

Africa's religious leaders continue to stand strongly against the idea that homosexuality is a civil right like any other. The article, on the website Religion Today, noted that according to the Washington-based Council for Global Equality, 37 African nations still consider homosexuality a crime.