Why African Christians Want Obama to Keep Quiet about Gay Rights
It’s often said that same-sex “marriage” could be the deciding issue for the future of the global Church, and certainly for the Anglican Communion, but the much-invoked African perspective on the issue is rarely heard. President Obama’s visit to Kenya later this month has, however, brought this perspective to the fore.
The President is attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the end of the month, but ahead of his visit there have been several calls from Church leaders and politicians for him not to discuss the subject of gay rights, as he did on his visit to South Africa, Tanzania and Senegal in 2013.
In May, the Evangelical Alliance in Kenya, which represents about 700 pastors, said: “President Barack Obama is welcome to visit Kenya this summer – but please, leave the preaching to us.”
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