Homosexuality, Christianity and Africa

Making my travel plans for the upcoming American Renaissance conference, it occurred to me that I might as well combine my customary tropical vacation with the conference trip. It would save me extra travel and expense. Being on a tight budget, I decided to spend a few days in the Mexican Riviera. I’d done so before, and it’s pretty darn close to paradise if you like beautiful beaches, warm weather, good food, history – and cheap accommodations.

Speaking of this last feature, I noticed that many Cancun hotels openly refuse to cater to single men (they have no problem with single women). I mentioned, to a dear family member, that nobody seems to care about discrimination against single men – unless said men are homosexual. She responded with something about gays in Africa, and how bad it is for them over there. At least in Mexico, there’s no government policy to hunt them down and imprison them or kill them.

She was referring to Uganda. I’ve written about anti-homosexuality in Uganda before, but I’ve been reading Empire by Niall Ferguson and I now have a slightly different angle on the issue.

Ferguson writes much about the exploits of the great explorer David Livingstone. Livingstone was only the most famous of a group of Brits who were willing to sacrifice everything in order to bring Christianity to the African savage. Many succumbed to disease, the elements or hostile natives. About these missionaries, Ferguson writes (pg. 100):

Converting the heathen was a dangerous enterprise. To succeed, the missionary movement needed an army of young men – idealistic, altruistic adventurers, willing to go to the ends of the earth to spread the Word. There could not be a greater contrast between the missionaries’ motives and those of previous generations of empire-builders, the swashbucklers, the slavers and the settlers.

Missionary work in Africa was a slow, painful process. It wasn’t always easy to persuade the natives to discard their animistic beliefs and practices. In Uganda, it would appear that homosexuality was incorporated into these practices. In fact, Christian opposition to homosexuality played a key role in the conversion of Uganda. According to the Dictionary of African Christian Biography:

In May and June 1886 a large massacre of Christians, both Catholic and Protestant, took place. Many were executed at Namugongo, the traditional execution site also used for the Muslim martyrs of 1876. The immediate cause for the killings was the Kabaka’s anger at the disobedience of his Christian pages, in particular their refusal to indulge in homosexual practices. Charles Lwanga, the Catholic head of the pages in the king’s private apartments, had been particularly vigilant in protecting the Christian boys under his charge from the advances of the Kabaka and some of the chiefs…

Undoubtedly these Uganda martyrs (there were Bunyoro and Basoga as well as Baganda) died believing and trusting in Christ as their Savior. They sang hymns on the way to their deaths, preached to their persecutors, strongly believed in a life after death, and their courage and fortitude made a great impression on those who saw them die.

How might a modern Ugandan respond to recent demands that his country accept homosexuality as a legitimate lifestyle? He might call such demands a continuation of colonialism, as Martin Ssempa did when confronted by a reporter (once available on YouTube, but now removed). He might object that Africans should not be expected to modify their beliefs in accordance with every new Western fad and fashion that happens to arise.

My dear relative referred to the acceptance of homosexuality as “progress” and, to a certain degree, I agree with her. But when such progress is imposed from afar, it looks a lot like coercion. It took over a hundred years for most of Uganda to become Christian. It might take decades more (if at all) for sexual minorities to be accepted as full citizens and human beings. This is unfortunate, but it looks a lot as if the West isĀ  telling the rest of the world:

Yes, it’s true that we imposed Christianity upon you during colonial times. But now we have a new religion. It’s called Liberalism – and we expect you to discard our old religion in favor of our new one.

Every time the West meddles in the affairs of Africa (or anywhere else), it creates “refugees” – and these “refugees” end up fleeing their native countries in favor of our countries, in effect colonizing us. Isn’t it time to cease this cycle of mutual colonization?

 

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10 Responses to Homosexuality, Christianity and Africa

  1. CharlesK says:

    The missionary Dr. James Stewart, known as Stewart of Lovedale, explored the Zambezi regions, partly in company with David Livingstone. He was a teacher and physician and his wife was the music teacher of John Knox Bokwe. He had an affair with Cecil Rhodes wife, which is not to be found in any published history.

    He would weep if he could see the Liberalism imposed on Africa, after all his effort to civilize it, as I was grim at the sight of the litter and smashed beer bottles on Bokwe’s weed covered gravestone.

  2. Aaron says:

    Excellent and provocative analysis as always. Have you thought of starting a pro-White group of fellow Whites who are also Jewish? It seems that pro-White views are growing among White Jews, and there should be a way for them to be integrated into the movement. Right now there are only two places for Jews: the idiot left (which seems to want genocide of all Whites, including Jewish Whites) or the pro-immivasion neocon right. White Jews need another option. I have also read the Mad Jewess. Perhaps you can join efforts in some way?

    How disruptive would it be if White Jews started actually fighting for their interest along with other Whites? It would change the paradigm. This is probably why guilt is used to try to force White Jews to always promote and side with non-Whites.

    • jewamongyou says:

      Thanks for the kind words.

      There’s nothing stopping Jews from thinking for themselves – so Jews DO have another option. They simply fail to exercise it.

      As for Mad Jewess, I aroused her enmity a while back when I condemned a Jewish forum she’s part of for cheering when Muslim civilians were indiscriminately killed in Pakistan. Much as I don’t like Islam, I don’t want them all to die, just to refrain from taking over more countries and regions. In other words, stop Muslim immigration.

      • D'ante Jefferspin says:

        Speaking of Islam, about 1 out of 8 Ugandans are Muslim.

        Unlike any Christian state in the past 200 years, the Muslim states, TODAY, are openly punishing homosexuality with death. There was a public hanging in Iran last year.

        Islamic slave trade and incursions into eastern sub-Saharan Africa far predate any Latin Catholic or Anglican missionary work there.

        I put it to you that any examination of anti-homosexual bias in Uganda should focus on Islam, and not Christianity.

      • jewamongyou says:

        You have a point, but that point has already been made, and expounded upon, by countless other blogs. I’ve probably even written about it myself at some point. Here, I wanted to focus on the Christian angle.

      • Aaron says:

        Well said. But why do they not exercise it? Why are White Jews seemingly forced into self-hating behavior? Or is it just perception: people only *think* that White Jews are over-represented relative to their numbers in anti-White causes? It could be a similar case to non-Jewish Whites–they get forced into silence because they do not want to be labelled “racist.”

        Re. Mad Jewess–Cooperation among the disparate White groups is really the only thing that will save us. Since Whites are such an intelligent, stubborn, and independent race, it makes sense that they will have arguments. These arguments should not get in the way of agreeing on the greater issues.

        Speaking of Islam, what do you think White nationalists should do about White Muslims (they do exist)? Islamic ideas are antithetical to White cultural ideals of logic, order, and capitalist enterprise. However, a true White nationalist movement should include all Whites regardless of religion (or lack thereof).

      • SFG says:

        It’s more complicated than that–the Nazis and antisemites in the WN movement make any engagement with this movement for a White person of partial Jewish descent difficult or impossible. I’m not saying they’re not reacting to a lot of liberal Jewish nastiness, but it doesn’t leave me with any place to go. I can support mainstream anti-immigration groups, but that’s about it.

  3. jewamongyou says:

    Re: Aaron,

    I agree with you, but it was Mad Jewess who broke off communications with me. I’d happily accept her back as a friend despite our differences.

    As for Jews not thinking for themselves, it’s for the same reasons other whites don’t do so: They’re misinformed, brainwashed and invested in a corrupt system. And yes, they’re afraid of being called “racist.”

  4. DD says:

    Yet another great piece. Happy New Year JewAmongYou, be well sir.

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