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Cameroonian Gay Activist Brutally Tortured And Killed In His Own Home

eric-o-lembembe


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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jul 17, 2013
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  • 19 Comments
    • 2eo
      2eo

      The true face of christianity. Butchering and genocide in 2013, they’ll never change.

      Jul 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      @2eo:

      It’s Abrahamic religions in general, which has at it’s core a veangeful god, a history steeped in war and symbolism which reflects death, mortality and blood.

      Jul 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis
      tardis

      What a heartbreaking story. I can’t even begin to imagine the suffering he endured at the hands of his tormentors. The anti-gay sentiments in Africa are frightening, appalling and disturbing. With a country overrun by religious fanaticism, I wonder if these individuals even have a chance for a peaceful life. What baffles me more is the hypocrisy. If they’re as Christian as they claim, how can one commit monstrous acts onto another individual? Humanity is scary.

      Jul 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • grero
      grero

      @2eo: Yeah, it’s hard to imagine if paganism survived in the West that this nonsense would have spread all over the world. All the male Greek gods had male lovers.

      Jul 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @tardis: They are christian and they are literally doing what the bible and their belief system says. People have got into a habit of distancing their particular sect of christians away from others, they are all christianity.

      Jul 17, 2013 at 7:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ouragannyc
      ouragannyc

      RIP bro.

      Jul 17, 2013 at 8:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      This is so terrible. Rest in peace, man. You did the right thing and never gave up. Weak religious fantatics are too afraid of strong people!

      Jul 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      I grieve for him and for what he suffered.
      But I take this comfort and I hope his friends and loved ones will also: Eric Lembembe will always be larger in death than his killer-tormenters will ever be in life.

      Jul 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Sadly, and shamefully, there will be no African-American vigils held to protest the barbaric, savage murder of this young black man.

      Jul 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nyruinz
      Nyruinz

      @Kieran:

      Why can’t vigils be held by the LGBT community as well?

      Jul 18, 2013 at 12:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • northwest
      northwest

      So disgusting, heartbreaking and infuriating.

      Jul 18, 2013 at 5:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @Kieran: Like you really care. Maybe because the majority of US Blacks do not know who Eric Ohena is. Never heard of him. And this happend in the Cameroon where I’m sure members of Cameroons GLBT will protest and hold vigils. And BTW, Blacks don’t need someone like you insinuating who and when it’s appropriate to hold a vigil for. And what’s really sad, shameful and disgusting is you using this post to air your bigotry.

      Jul 18, 2013 at 7:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @Tackle: There’s been a massive upswing in racially motivated posts here since the Zimmerman travesty sadly. Kieran, Miagoodguy, JT Hawkins etcetera are a group of hardcore rightists whose job it is to troll sites with humans and present their bigotry as if it’s reasonable

      Their IP’s match a group that has existed for many years.

      Jul 18, 2013 at 7:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @2eo: Thank’s for that info.

      Jul 18, 2013 at 9:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      @2eo and tickle: If you can’t take the heat stay the hell out the kitchen, assholes.

      Jul 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      Nothing that the southern evangelicals wouldn’t do the gays here in the US, if they could get away with it. Having the front door padlocked from the outside seems rather problematic.

      Jul 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      @2eo: I’ve noticed similar, thank you for confirming, at least as it involves those three.

      Jul 18, 2013 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry
      Larry

      We in the USA think this cant happen here but it does. Thank you conservative wingnuts and Christians who preach and believe this. I will NOT put all Christians in this boat notice.

      Jul 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Absolutely tragic, and what’s especially galling is how right-wing evangelical American Christians are helping to foment homophobia and hate in Africa even as they’re losing ground in the USA.

      These right-wing anti-gay Christian fanatics are the complete antithesis of Christian or Christianity.

      Jul 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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