So Now Kenyan Police are Protecting the Gays?

While homosexuality remains illegal in Kenya, it was the police who are being credited with saving three accused homosexuals from an angry mob, furious these men were “spreading” the gay in the community. (This comes on the heels of tribal chiefs shutting down a gay wedding elsewhere in the country.) A showing of goodwill as Kenyan authorities start encouraging gay men to out themselves to government officials as part of an AIDS prevention program?

UPDATE: Video of the mob, via LGBT Asylum News, for which the media is being blamed for helping incite.

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  • Brian NYC

    “It’s culture, just culture,” said a Kenyan police spokesman, Eric Kiraithe, when asked to explain the intense feelings about homosexuality. “It’s what you are taught when you are young and what you hear in church. Homosexuality is unnatural. It’s wrong.”

    Church. Religion did this to us.

  • ousslander

    out themselves, so they could be rounded up and jalied.

  • schlukitz

    Jesus H. Christ. This ongoing, unrelenting war of the religious kooks, Christians, Mormons, Jews, Muslims and fundamentalists alike, against the gays is really beginning to make me sick.

    It is the 21st Century, for crying out loud. We’ve lofted a camera to take pictures of our universe. We’ve put a man to the moon and we have sent space vehicles to the deepest reaches of our solar system to explore it’s physical composition.

    Medical science and research have found a cure for polio and a host of other diseases that used to decimate our populations and finish us off like flies. We have developed a global communications system (the www)that allows us to chat (and see), daily, with our friends and loved ones on the other side of the world and we can circumnavigate the planet within a matter of hours.

    Through science, we now understand that thunder is an easily explained natural occurrence and not the result of a perturbed God named Thor and lightning is not some pissed-off sky daddy throwing electrical spears at us to get even with us and yet, despite all of these wonderful advances for mankind, we still have a planet on which people stubbornly continue to believe in spirits, sky pixies and VooDoo.

    Even harder to understand, is the fact that we have so-called democratic governments whose job it is to uphold and support their respective constitutions, while at the same time passing stupid laws that aide, abet and protect the various religions from being prosecuted for all of the misery and suffering that it has inflicted on mankind since it’s inception.

    But the hardest thing of all for me to understand, is what the fuck did we ever to to any of these people, to deserve the hatred and horrible treatment these people continue to dish out to us without a moments hesitation or regret…and with total impunity?

    Can any of the religious idiots name just one instance in which we have lifted even a little finger against them other than using the bible, Koran or the Torah to justify their evil and heinous actions?

    I defy any one of them to answer that question honestly.

  • hyhybt

    @Brian NYC: Interesting. Of course, I never heard anything at all about homosexuality in church until long after I was grown, despite going very nearly every week from nursery on into college, and still “knew” that gay is bad.

    @ousslander: Right. They’re gay, not stupid.

  • paulcanning

    Thanks for picking up on my tip. But just to note – there was no ‘gay wedding’.

    From my report http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2010/02/five-gay-men-arrested-in-mombassa-kenya.html >>

    A riot started on Friday following a report in Kenya’s newspaper The Daily Nation, and subsequent radio reports, of a supposed ‘gay wedding’ at Mtwapa, a Indian Ocean beach resort, north-east of Kenya’s second city.

    Kenyan gay activists say the newspaper report was based on “rumors started in a hair salon” following a practical joke on a local radio station and that there never was a planned ‘wedding’. GayUganda reports receiving email saying that “one of our Guys made a joke last week that he was getting married to his lover, this issue has been picked by Radio Rahma and it’s inciting Muslims against Gay men”.


    The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya accused the media of inciting the anti-gay rioting and said that they would complain to the Media Council of Kenya.

    We understand the media especially in Mombasa called upon residents to ‘stand against the pollution of culture’. In the supposed gay wedding publicised in the media, there are glaring inconsistencies that the media should have investigated before broadcasting the news.

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