Pass an anti –homo bill and save us the trouble

Editor, Last week an anti-gay bill was endorsed in our neighbouring country Uganda. This comes after years of heated activism campaigns between the pro-gays and anti-gays. At one point I wondered where all African morals and traditions had vanished to. In Rwanda, the habit seems to be catching fire among our youth 
Homo- sexuality is not part of our culture.
Homo- sexuality is not part of our culture.

Editor,

Last week an anti-gay bill was endorsed in our neighbouring country Uganda. This comes after years of heated activism campaigns between the pro-gays and anti-gays. At one point I wondered where all African morals and traditions had vanished to.

In Rwanda, the habit seems to be catching fire among our youth. Just the other day, I was so shocked when a group of four girls, one was dressed up like a lady while it was difficult to distinguish the other three; they dressed and looked like men.

All this time I wondered what exactly went wrong in their lives.

These homos, are probably running out of Uganda and coming to Rwanda where there is no specific law that prohibits them from practicing this forbidden habit. They are taking advantage of this loophole in the law to advocate for gay-rights.

The Rwandan culture is one that has survived decades of modernity and is still one that has maintained and stuck to its traditions and beliefs. There is no room for gay behavior no matter what the excuse is

The fact is, women will always be women and men will always be men. Even if one sex went for a transectomy and changed the way they looked, deep down they will always be what they were born to be; men or women, and nothing can change that.

I am not out there trying to destroy people’s lives, but this gay behavior is an abomination and no amount of western support will encroach on the traditions that we keep.

Just like Ugandans have passed the anti-gay bill, Rwandan too should follow this path in order to maintain the intergrity and dignity that we have held for all these decades. 

Florence Kabatesi
Kigali

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