Skip to comments.Questions Over Alleged Obama Funds For Kenya Vote [for abortion and sharia, America's $, not BHO's]
Posted on 05/20/2010 3:52:32 PM PDT by SJackson
(ENI) -- Allegations by Kenyan churches that the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is funding the government-backed "yes" campaign for a constitutional referendum in the East African country are being raised by American lawmakers.
In a letter to inspectors general of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office, legislators Chris Smith of New Jersey, Darrell Issa of California and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida have outlined their concerns.
The three U.S. legislators are calling for a probe into the issue, Kenya's Star daily newspaper reported on 16 May. The report follows two week of allegations by Kenya's churches, which are advocating a "no" vote in the referendum scheduled for 4 August.
Kenya's churches say the draft law opens the door to the legalisation of abortion and also back the provision of special Islamic courts.
"We do not understand if all Americans agree with Obama that he can use American money to fund a 'yes' campaign in Kenya," said the Rev. Peter Karanja, the general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, on 30 April in Nairobi.
Karanja said that many American Christians were standing with their fellow believers in the East African country.
Anglican, Evangelical, Protestant and Roman Catholic churches have said they will oppose the draft law, which they argue entrenches "Kadhi" courts, as the Islamic courts are called. They also say it will legalise abortion and reduce freedom of worship.
"In America there are lobbies fighting for increased worship space. Those will not be pleased to see a law passed that contradicts their values. It is imprudent for the administration to use their money to fund what they do not agree with," said Karanja.
The U.S. lawmakers wrote, "The Obama Administration's advocacy in support of Kenya's proposed constitution may constitute a serious violation of the Siljander Amendment and, as such, may be subject to civil and criminal penalties under the Antideficiency Act."
The U.S. law is said to apply to funding made through institutions such as the USAID. It prohibits funding for lobbying for or against abortion.
"The proposed constitution .includes two new articles that if adopted would enshrine the constitutional right to abortion in Kenya and dramatically change Kenyas abortion law," the lawmakers said.
Kenyan media reports have said that the U.S. State Department has pledged up to US$2 million to build support for the constitution.
The pro-government camp has been claiming it has enough votes to pass the proposed constitutional changes. However, church leaders are warning they will conduct education programs on the dangers of the law, as part of their prophetic witness.
$2 million? They need to take lessons from the palestinians, his home country (per Michelle) could add several zeros to that.
Zero the Kenyan is very interested in the political affairs of his native country.
Zero may have to up the tribute money to his native country or they may start again flapping their gums about his Kenyan birth.
The vote being scheduled on Aug 4th is a real nice touch. They should just call it the Obama Islamization Project. On the same day Obama was born in Kenya that nation, supported by American taxpayers after American non-tax-payers voted the illegal usurper in as POTUS, will pass a law designed to kill infidel babies and establish Islamic courts.
Kenya`s chicken has come home to roast.
Barry Soetoro, the illegal alien (don’t go to Arizona) is sending money home to his home country, according to Michelle, like Mexicans do!!!
Zero is interested in hiding his Kenyan birth certificate.
The Obama Odinga Connection Again?!
Just ask Dick Morris.
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