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Cardinal Njue criticises Obama's gay stance

Friday June 28 2013

Cardinal John Njue addresses a mass at Buruburu Catholic Church in 2008. The Catholic Church has criticised US President Obama stand on gay rights June 28, 2013. FILE

Cardinal John Njue addresses a mass at Buruburu Catholic Church in 2008. The Catholic Church has criticised US President Obama stand on gay rights June 28, 2013. FILE  

By AGGREY MUTAMBO

The Catholic Church has criticised US President Obama stand on gay rights.

Cardinal John Njue said Kenyans should respect their identity and cultural norms.

"Let him (Obama) forget, forget and forget. I don't think God was making a mistake when he created Adam and Eve and told them what to do," said Cardinal Njue at the Consolota Shrine in Nairobi Friday.

He said Kenya does not need lessons from a "ruined" society.

"We must be proud of who we are. Those who have already ruined their society cannot come here to teach us what we should do."

This is despite the fact that homosexuality is illegal in most countries on the continent.

“My basic view is that regardless of race, regardless of religion, regardless of gender, regardless of sexual orientation, when it comes to the law, people should be treated equally,” Mr Obama said in Senegal.

He, however, said the issue of same sex marriages was the prerogative of individual countries.