The Exodus Global Alliance continues to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to defamation and human rights violations committed against Africans who are same-sex-attracted.
Yesterday, Queerty reported that Ugandan media are spreading the myth that gay people perform sexual recruitment of new homosexuals, primarily in secondary schools and prisons. A week earlier, Bishop Eria Paul Luzinda muttered the smear that same-sex-attracted persons are, without apparent exception, motivated by greed.
Two weeks ago, PinkNews.co.uk reported:
The Anglican Bishop of Uyo, Rt. Rev. Isaac Orama, last year condemned the activities of homosexuals and lesbians in language that typifies Nigerian Anglican leaders’ hostility to gays.
“Homosexuality and lesbianism are inhuman,” he said.
“Those who practice them are insane, satanic and are not fit to live because they are rebels to God’s purpose for man.”
Nigerian law states that anyone who has “carnal knowledge of any person against order of nature or permits a male to have carnal knowledge of him” can be imprisoned for 14 years.
Exodus’ response: Silence.
In the past year, African bigots have used Christian churches and other moral platforms to promote the “corrective rape” of lesbians, and to demand long prison sentences or death for persons who are honest about their same-sex attraction.
Anglicans in Africa are waging cultural warfare against their own family and church members who dare to be honest about their same-sex attraction. Worse, they seem to be dressing their bigotry in the trappings of conservative Christian language and exploiting similar bigotries among conservative Episcopal congregations — all for political gain within the Anglican Communion.
Exodus has responded to these instances of antigay hostility and dehumanization with a mix of support and apathy. Its singular political statement in recent times regarding the global human rights of gay people was an expression of support for criminalization of same-sex attraction and expression in Barbados, where ex-gay activist Donnie McClurkin is currently spreading antigay hostility, misunderstanding, misdirected hope, and division among families and communities in which some people are same-sex-attracted.