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Barack Obama: ‘First Gay President’.

July 12, 2013 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) President Barack Obama has concluded his three-country tour of Africa.  He visited Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania.  Most presidential trips overseas have a pre-determined outcome:  to sign an agreement, to promote a foreign policy objective, or to reward an ally, etc.  Not so in this instance.

Barack Obama seems to be living up to the title Newsweek magazine gave him last year, “First Gay President.”  I am usually very measured when I write about our presidents out of respect for the office.  But, I must confess, that President Obama was a total embarrassment on his trip to Africa.barack-obama

Barack Obama and his staff were told in no uncertain terms not to discuss homosexual entitlements when in Africa (these messages were communicated through diplomatic back channels).  But, that’s exactly what Obama did.  During his first stop to Senegal, Obama began to lecture President Macky Sall on homosexual entitlements during their joint press conference.

Barack Obama referenced the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on homosexuality, “not simply a victory for the LGBT community but also a victory for American democracy…so 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 – the benefits, the rights and the responsibilities under the law – people should be treated equally.  And that’s a principle that I think applies universally, and the good news is it’s an easy principle to remember.”

To President Sall’s credit, he provided a sharp retort: “Senegal, as far as it is concerned, is a very tolerant country which does not discriminate in terms of inalienable rights of the human being. We don’t tell anybody that he will not be recruited because he is gay or he will not access a job because his sexual orientation is different.  But we are still not ready to decriminalize homosexuality.  I’ve already said it in the past, in our cabinet meeting it is Senegal’s option, at least for the time being, while we have respect for the rights of homosexuals — but for the time being, we are still not ready to change the law.

“But of course this does not mean that we are all homophobic.  But the society has to absolve these issues.  It has to take time to digest them, bringing pressure to bear upon them, on such issues.  It is just like the capital punishment.  In our country, we have abolished it for many years.  In other countries, it is still the order of the day, because the situation in the country requires it.  And we do respect the choice of each country.  But please be assured that Senegal is a country of freedom and homosexuals are not being prosecuted, persecuted.  But we must also show respect for the values and choices of the other Senegalese people.”

Even in the country of Barack Obama’s father, Kenya, there were some harsh words for Obama. Deputy President William Ruto told Obama to respect Kenyans” and to refrain from criticizing their belief that homosexuality is a sin. He said, “No one should have any worry that Kenya is a God-fearing nation…President Obama is a powerful man, but we trust in God as it is written in the Bible, that ‘cursed is the man who puts trust in another man.’”

One of Kenya’s most influential religious leaders went ever further. Cardinal John Njue, president of the Kenyan bishops’ conference, said, “Let him forget and forget and forget…I think we need to act according to our own traditions and our faiths... I don’t think God was making a mistake when he created Adam and Eve and told them what to do…we must be proud of who we are. Those who have already ruined their society cannot come here to teach us on what we should do.”

There are 54 countries on the continent of Africa and in 38, homosexuality is illegal.  The continent is very conservative in their values and morals.  So, Obama’s comments were made with the full knowledge of how Africa would respond.  I guess you could call it Obama’s Sister Souljah moment.

Barack Obama’s comments were given with premeditation.  It was no accident that he has nominated five people who are openly homosexual as ambassadors during the month of June (homosexual pride month).  The countries are:  Dominican Republic, Australia, Denmark, Spain, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

I am very ashamed that a sitting president would go to an ally’s country and insult their values and morals just to kowtow to 2 percent of the U.S. population.  If Barack Obama would spend a fraction of the time that he spends legitimizing homosexuality around the world focusing on the Black unemployment rate or the murder rate in Chicago, maybe these issues would not continue to devastate our community.

Staff Writer; Raynard Jackson

Mr. Jackson is also founder of a political and industrial consultant firm which is based in Washington, DC; Raynard Jackson & Associates.

 

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3 Responses to “Barack Obama: ‘First Gay President’.”
  1. ROBERT says:

    TO BRO HASSAN-AZIZ. YOU are obviously a intelligent brother who has deep understanding of many things.
    I understand that there are moral whites who reject homosexuality and view it as the immoral behavior it is but you cannot deny that homosexuality has been a companion of western culture for a long time.
    DUE to our forced intergration into this culture we as a people acquired many things from the dominant culture such as language and religion.
    IN my previous comment on this subject I was simply stating a obvious truth and that is we black AMERICANS the descendants of the various peoples of west AFRICAN did no know homosexuality prior to our arrival on the shores of this nation in fact there wasn’t even a word for in our native tonques
    THIS may seem divisive or even insulting but sometime the truth is.

  2. hassan_aziz says:

    The controlling elite have used homosexuality to destroy nations since the beginning of time. Every great nation or powerful nation fell to immorality, because it destroys conventional families. Conventional families are the strong foundation of any society. A strong and cohesive people are a moral people, and cannot be controlled or subdued easily.

    Blaming whites or western culture is divisive and insulting. Because there are many whites that are conservative and favor traditional values that are offended by this un natural behavior just as any moral black man would be. This is where the answer lay, realizing those outside your group that have the same convictions, beliefs, and morals.

    I was told about 20 years ago where the Zionist sodomites plan on taking us. At the time I thought the brother to be way out there, but as I have lived and have seen I must admit that I stand corrected. Immoral people will not fight back, and will cower, in those cultures where pedophilia is accepted and practiced the people live in slavery and bondage. Think about it, if you can take a society’s children away from them as potential sexual partners there is nothing that you “cannot” do to them, they will put up with anything.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7lWaLlj4xXI

  3. ROBERT says:

    I think the deeper lesson here for us black AMERICANS is that HOMOSEXUALITY in the AFRICAN – AMERICAN experience is learned behavior that we as a people acquired from our intergration into white western culture.
    IF after over 500 years of conquest and total enslavement by the white west the AFRICAN nations still reject homosexuality should tell us something about our nature.
    ALMOST all of the history of our enslavement here in AMERICA has been recorded. IN all of my research and reading of our history I have yet to discover recordings of homosexual behavior among the captive slaves as well as their native born descendants.I believe our BRO PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE of ZIMBABWE say’s it best he says HOMOSEXUALITY is anti- AFRICAN!

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