I’m certain the President felt slighted in Kenya, his father’s homeland.
Though Kenyans warned the President to steer clear of promoting gay marriage, at a joint press conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Obama lectured the Country on its stringent laws against homosexual behavior. In his remarks, President Obama said,
“When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that’s the path whereby freedoms begin to erode, and bad things happen.”
The President added that when a Government treats others differently, it can be habitual, citing his own struggles of growing up an African American male. If President Obama believed Kenyatta would kowtow to his agenda, he underestimated the resolve of the Kenyan people. The Kenyan President responded,
“The fact of the matter is Kenya and the U.S. share so many values: common love for democracy, entrepreneurship, value for families — these are some things that we share, but there are some things that we must admit we don’t share. Our culture, our societies don’t accept. It is very difficult for us to be able to impose on people that which they themselves do not accept.”
Here in America, the Obama Administration operates under a different ideology, one more suited for a hedonistic socialist society. The President caters to the gay agenda, congratulating them on their heroism, while Christians refusing to recognize the unions are labeled as homophobic and intolerant. In today’s political climate, Christians owning businesses face the tough decision of standing firm on principle or shuttering their doors to dodge the strong arm tactics of the radical gay agenda. The radicals rally around the mantra, “Recognize my marriage, or else…”
So much for the tolerant Left.
Before arriving in Kenya, many pastors and politicians wrote a letter to President Obama urging him to leave gay rights out of his visit’s agenda. One pastor wrote,
“The family is the strength of the nation. If the family is destroyed, then the nation is destroyed. So we don’t want to open doors for our nation to be destroyed.”
I only wish our Country’s leaders embraced this ideology. It appears many in America forget God’s handling of Sodom and Gomorrah, and with the recent ruling in the nation’s highest court, they point to the legality of homosexual unions. Just because the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage doesn’t eliminate the Bible’s teaching on homosexual behavior.
Kenya gets it. America doesn’t.
I never thought I’d say that.