Africa & the Homosexual Agenda (Paperback)
The Conscience of Africa
Createspace, 9781494254520, 128pp.
Publication Date: December 14, 2013
Since 1994, United Nations has come out to speak against abuses that target lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Many African countries, nevertheless, have continued to state emphatically that it cannot endorse or legalize same sex relationships despite the threat o link it to economic aid. The issue of accepting and accommodating homosexuals continues to be a big concern not only among African countries but the world in general. Africa is now under extreme pressure to legalize same sex marriage. The basic question considered in this book is whether African countries should compromise their sovereign rights by endorsing a behavior which it considered culturally unacceptable in order to receive economic aid. The author poses these questions and attempts to answer them: - 1. Should Africa endorse public expressions of same sex affection and recognize same sex marriage? 2. Is same sex marriage a human right issue or a moral and cultural issue? 3. Should Africa eliminate existing legislation which discriminates on the basis of gender preference? 4. Should Africa allow outside bodies to use aid to force it to do so? The author also argues these are not as simple questions as the West would have us believe. "Africa & the Homosexual Agenda" represents a rare and very pleasing example of what appears to be a growing African self-confidence and willingness to confront colonialism. "Whether Bonna is right or wrong is up to every reader to decide, but that he is willing to make his case openly and strongly is wholly admirable. For that reason Bonna gives a new sense of hope for Africa.