Saturday, July 25, 2015
Kenyan president shuts down President Obama’s gay rights message
During a joint press conference on Saturday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta strongly rebuked President Obama's gay rights message.
“As an African-American in the United States, I am painfully aware of the history of what happens when people are treated differently under the law. I’m unequivocal on this.”
“I’ve been consistent all across Africa on this. I believe in the principle of treating people equally under the law.
"The state should not discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation," President Obama said.
Obama's playing of the race card to push gay rights was quickly dismissed by Kenyatta. Kenyatta said the homosexual life style is something “our culture, our society does not accept.”
“For Kenyans today, the issue of gay rights is really a non-issue. We want to focus on other areas that are day-to-day living for our people.
“This issue is not really an issue that is on the foremost of mind for Kenyans, and that is a fact," Kenyatta said as he cited heath concerns and women’s rights.