Campaign for gay rights is repugnant to morality
Posted Saturday, June 2 2012 at 20:00
The “legal philosophy” on homosexuality by your columnist Makau Mutua appearing on May 13, 2012, warrants a moral rejoinder.
Under whatever guise, immorality is and will remain immoral. Period.
This is an unassailable position and, for the umpteenth time, we will confront the issue with blazing moral arsenals.
Man is not only limited to his physical but a whole, which also include his spiritual being.
This is covered under a complex trio-relationship commonly referred to in philosophy as the problem of body, mind and soul. For man is so wonderfully and fearfully made by God.
In the social arena, it is important for a scholar of Mr Makau’s stature to appreciate that communities, including his, are a sum total of their customs and culture.
Some of their values are sacrosanct and are so without deep laboured reference to conventional wisdom.
Gayness constitutes a set of corrupt morals not only in Kenya and Africa where it is alien, but also across the globe.
Homosexuality is indeed an abomination worldwide. We do not even have a word for it in all our African languages.
Mr Makau’s advocacy therefore on homosexuality under the aegis of a constitutional interpretation and “emancipatory philosophy” is not only strange and untenable but also grossly repugnant to morality.
Mr Makau’s intercession for homosexuality therefore can only be seen with all due respect as a thinly veiled attempt to compromise our sacrosanct moral values that give us hallowed grounds in the presence of the Almighty God. It is therefore ill-conceived.
Kinyua wa Muhena,