The family unit is being attacked according to Kenya’s First Lady Rachel Ruto who has called for national prayers against homosexuality in the nation. According to her, Kenya cannot support the Supreme Court’s decision from last month upholding the freedom of organization for the LGBTQ community.
The first lady said on Sunday that, “We should not even try to talk about LGTBQ. This is a conversation we should not even have in our country because accepting it is like throwing our morals into the dustbin.”
In Kenya, homosexuality is still illegal. The Kenyan constitution’s freedom to association was violated, the Supreme Court declared, if the LGBT community was denied the opportunity to form lobby organizations there.
Nevertheless, President William Ruto and Kenya’s top religious figures also voiced their opposition to the decision. According to Kenya’s attorney general, the government will appeal the court’s decision since it should be decided by public debate rather than legal action.
Homosexualilty has been around as long as humans have lived. I could reasonably say its like a freak of nature (like some folk are born with abnormalities – like the emotional wiring went ‘bad’ for a lack of better word – my thinking).
The issue remains about LGBTQ’s advocacy, like ‘forcing’ the larger society to accept this lifestyle as ‘normal’?
Can LGBTQ truly live their own lives and not impose themselves on others?
For the larger society, simply ignoring LGBTQ is not realistic. What accommodations while being cognizant of universal human rights can be compromised?