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African Catholics rebuff Pope on homosexuality

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By Kundai Marunya

A WAR against nature is brewing in the West.

Through popular (pop) culture, many whites are advocating the most unnatural ‘family’ of homosexuals.

So powerful is the homosexual movement that it has found ways to sneak subliminal messages in most of Western generated television productions, film, music and literature to the extent the concept now seems natural and acceptable.

So slimy are the advocates of this un- natural order that they even introduce homosexual characters in animations (cartoons) meant for children so as to ‘catch them young’.

When we thought we had seen it all, in comes the Roman Catholic Church allow- ing the blessing of gay couples.

The Roman Catholic Church commands a huge following across the globe, and in Africa.

In Zimbabwe, the Church pervades al- most every community, giving it spiritual influence over many people.

Lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blessings were authorised last month by a Vatican document called Fiducia Supplicans (Supplicating Trust), but that has met with significant resistance within the Catholic Church, particularly from African bishops.

So controversial is this decision by Pope Francis that his sanity has been questioned! This controversy goes against the very Bible that has been the foundation of the Catholics’ religious dogma.

This is the same Church that plundered wealth and erased whole communities from existence, working hand-in-glove with colonisers in the name of preaching the gospel.

In the Bible, both the Old and New Testament, homosexuality is strongly condemned and remains an unacceptable sin to many sound-minded Christians the world over.

Genesis 19:1-11 reads: “That evening the two angels came to the entrance of the city of Sodom.

Lot was sitting there, and when he saw them, he stood up to meet them.

Then he welcomed them and bowed with his face to the ground.

‘My lords,’ he said, ‘come to my home to wash your feet, and be my guests for the night.

‘You may then get up early in the morning and be on your way again’.

‘Oh no’, they replied.

‘We’ll just spend the night out here in the city square’.

But Lot insisted, so at last they went home with him.

Lot prepared a feast for them, complete with fresh bread made without yeast, and they ate.

But before they retired for the night, all the men of Sodom, young and old, came from all over the city and surrounded the house.

They shouted to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to spend the night with you? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them.’

So Lot stepped outside to talk to them, shutting the door behind him.

‘Please, my brothers’, he begged, ‘don’t do such a wicked thing. Look, I have two virgin daughters. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do with them as you wish. But please, leave these men alone, for they are my guests and are under my protection’.

‘Stand back!’ they shouted. ‘This fellow came to town as an outsider, and now he’s acting like our judge! We’ll treat you far worse than those other men!’

And they lunged toward Lot to break down the door. But the two angels reached out, pulled Lot into the house, and bolted the door. Then they blinded all the men, young and old, who were at the door of the house, so they gave up trying to get inside.”

This is one example of the ‘wickedness’ of homosexuality in Sodom and Gomora that ultimately led to its destruction by fire.

God was so angry that he expunged this abomination.

In the New Testament, Paul, one of the

disciples of Jesus Christ, wrote a letter to Timothy charging him to oppose false teachings.

In 1 Timothy 1: 7-10 he wrote:

‘They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm’

‘We know that the law is good if one uses it properly’

‘We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who

kill their fathers or mothers, for murder- ers,‘for the sexually immoral, for those practising homosexuality, for slave trad- ers and liars and perjurers — and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine’.”

Paul equates homosexuality to the slave trade, a deplorable sin that has been abol- ished, but not before the displacement and abuse of millions of black people who were shipped to Europe and the Americas as slave labourers.

It is no surprise that the Roman Catholic Church now subtly condones homo- sexuality, especially when some of their senior priests have been found guilty of preying on young boys.

According to damning reports published in previous issues of The Patriot and other media, several Roman Catholic priests across the world have been exposed for being pedophiles who sodomise young boys in their Church and communities. 

The Roman Catholic schools for Native Americans were especially notorious for sexual abuse of both young boys and girls as ‘re-education’ meant forcing them to comply with Western culture. 

It is also no surprise that the Catholic Church now blesses homosexuals, as they have in the past blessed slave traders benefiting from ill-gotten gains. 

It is no secret that the Catholic Church benefited from the wealth of colonialism, becoming one of the richest churches in the process. 

This raises the question whether their mission is to serve as advocates of Christianity or hoarders of wealth. 

Homosexuality has long been shunned and criminalised in Zimbabwe and the African continent at large. This is in line with God’s order, as He created the male and female species specifically for the purposes of procreation, i.e. giving birth to future generations. 

The natural order does not only exist in human beings but animals and insects as well. 

No recorded history has as yet shown evidence of homosexual animals nor has there ever been a rumour of animals caught in a same-sex act of coitus. 

African tradition is deeply rooted in nature and the Will of God in continued existence of the human race through giving birth. 

In his defence, after facing stiff opposition from African bishops, Pope Francis said the continent was a ‘special’ case, acknowledging the fundamental traditions that the continent prides itself in. 

“Nobody gets scandalised if I give my blessings to a businessman who perhaps exploits people, and this is a very grave sin. But they get scandalised if I give them to a homosexual,” Francis told Italian Catholic magazine Credere. 

“This is hypocrisy,” he said. 

Obviously, the irony was painfully lost on the hapless or perhaps senile Pope! 

The perversion of the Bible by Western-linked churches to suit morally bankrupt and socio-politico agendas has seen the mushrooming of Afrocentric churches, including the Apostolic sects. 

Bishop Rocky Moyo, who leads an umbrella board of African churches — the Council for Churches in Africa (CCA) — said the Bible is explicit on gay unions. 

“There is no part of the Bible that condones gay marriages,” said Bishop Moyo. 

“Our constitution, as Churches, is the Bible. We follow the Bible, so we can’t take things coming from individuals, which are contrary to the Bible (sic).” 

Bishop Moyo said homosexuality goes against the basic tenets of the African way of life. 

“In our African set-up, there is no way we can condone same-sex marriages, and we will never allow it as churches,” he said. 

“All the churches that I lead around Africa have sternly opposed gay marriages in the past and will continue doing so. 

“I do not know where Roman Catholic Church stands; if they believe in Jesus Christ, and the God that we believe in then they should read the Bible correctly and correct themselves. 

“This is the same Bible they brought to us through colonialism, that is now condoning this abomination.” 

Bishop Moyo has vowed to fight homosexuality using whatever lawful means necessary. 

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