Skip to comments.Gambian President: We would ‘rather eat grass’ than accept homosexual behavior
Posted on 04/28/2012 5:39:39 AM PDT by IbJensen
LUSAKA, April 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the face of U.S. threats to cut off foreign aid, President Yahya Jammeh defended Gambian laws banning homosexual behavior in comments to the countrys National Assembly last Friday.
If you want us to be ungodly for you to give us aid, take your aid away, we will survive, said Jammeh, in comments that were reported by the Daily Observer. We will rather eat grass than accept this ungodly evil attitude that is anti-God, anti-human and anti-creation.
The countrys stance against homosexual behavior has come under increased scrutiny after President Obama announced in December that the U.S. would look at how accepting a country was of homosexuality when considering foreign aid allocation.
On the same day that the Administrations new policy was announced, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that gay rights and human rights were one and the same in a speech before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
British Prime Minister David Cameron had made a similar statement in October of 2011, threatening to reduce or cut off aid to African countries that prosecuted homosexual acts or did not permit gay marriage.
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Reactions to the threats have varied in African countries with anti-sodomy laws. In Malawi, where the countrys first openly gay couple was sentenced to fourteen years of hard labor after holding an engagement ceremony, officials had pledged to reconsider the ban within days of the Obama Administrations announcement. Religious and political leaders in other African countries have blasted the decision, however.
According to President Jammeh, the Gambian law is enduring because it is rooted in the countrys culture and religion. Acceptance of homosexual acts would compromise the nations dignity and insult God, he said. The country is predominately Muslim, but is also home to many Christians.
He noted that Gambia had lost many of its traditional practices to the influence of western culture, but said that this was an issue where the country would stand firm.
We lost our traditional head scarf for a necktie, but we will not lose our humanity for the so-called human rights, he said. We will respect human rights where a human being behaves like a human being.
He added: Let me make it very clear that if you want me to offend God for you to give me aid, you are making a great mistake. You will not bribe me to do what is evil and ungodly.
Jammeh has taken a hard line against homosexual behavior during his four terms in office as President of Gambia. He has received criticism for threatening overly harsh penalties for homosexual acts, including advocating the death penalty. According to the U.S. Department of State, this threat was never translated into law, and current penalties do not include execution.
Does Catholic Charities have a presence in Gambia and do they accept dedicated donations?
Well that makes no sense. If he’s going to...oh, wait, he said “GRass”...never mind.
According to a Nigerian I know, West Africans do NOT get along very well with East Africans(Obama).
It seems the arrogance of US liberals extends even beyond our borders, attempting to bring their twisted despotism to a completely foreign country by using threats. “Allow sodomy or you will starve”.
Gambia, 90% Muslim, however, English is the official language.
And excuse me but doesn’t Africa have a huge problem with HIV and AIDS? But this matters not to liberals. It’s THEIR agenda or the highway.
The CRS (Catholic Relief Services) is an overseas aid relief and development agency whose main mission is improving the health and food security status of Gambian households. It headquarters at at Lexington St. Baltimore.
There are many other charities listed as well.
Let’s move the entire nation of Gambia here, give them California, and make this guy, Yahya Jammeh, President of the US of A.
Can US leaders become any sicker. Clinton leads this effort. Come Nov, 90+% of the weirdos placed in office and responsible for such failures will be re-elected by a brain dead, entertainment-addicted population.
So sad...it should hasve been nipped.
Dear mr. zero: Stick it where the sun don't shine, since that seems to be your preference anyway! We'll get along fine without your perversions!
Lord knows we need more men like this standing up for what is right!
Sounds like our own Jim Robinson! Hooray for godly leaders!
Read that a couple of times....quite profound and unbending non PC
Our humanity is based in the fact we are created in the the image of God our creator...
Homosexuality is based on worship of the creature rather than the creator...base craven idol worship..
They do the same thing with “family planning services” or what honest folk call abortion.
Exactly...our nation has been turned over to the sodomites because we FAILED to acknowledge Him as the Creator.
19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Can you picture an AMERICAN saying that? They p*ss their pants in fear of the sodomite lobby rather than fear He who has the power to cast their soul into eternal darkness...
Doesn't seem to bother too many people in this country...