Despite being warned ahead of time by Kenyan political and religious leaders not to push for gay rights during his trip to the African country, an arrogant President Barack Obama lectured the country anyway.
“When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that’s the path whereby freedoms begin to erode. And bad things happen,” Obama said Saturday at a news conference.
And Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta responded by fully rejecting Obama’s appeal.
“The fact of the matter is Kenya and the U.S. share so many values: common love for democracy, entrepreneurship, value for families — these are some things that we share,” he said. “But there are some things that we must admit we don’t share. Our culture, our societies don’t accept.”
“It is very difficult for us to be able to impose on people that which they themselves do not accept,” Kenyatta added. “This is why I repeatedly say for Kenyans today the [gay rights issue] is generally a non-issue. We want to focus on other areas.”
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