Homosexuality is nothing new – either in the Western context or in Africa, specifically in Kenya. It is all over in Kenyan jails, in college hostels, in boarding schools. In world history, Greek mythology is awash with gods who had sex with other gods of the same sex. Apollo and Hyacinth (the son of Sparta), Achilles and his best friend Patroclus, Zeus and Gandmede all practiced homosexuality. In the Bible, the Sodom (etymology for ‘sodomy’) and Gomorrah incident where men wanted to have sex with angels (yet angels have no sex) is only too familiar. This is often used as an alibi by Christians to condemn homosexuals to sulphur and brimstone. In Africa, it is alleged that King Mwanga 2 of Buganda had sexual relations with men. It is ironical that Uganda is leading in lynching homosexuals. At this time and age, an African who finds same-sex strange, is either ignorant or blindly conservative.
Actually, writing from a Kenyan perspective, the main reasons why homosexuality attracts such opposition, name-calling and public ridicule of prominent figures like writer Binyavanga Wainana, are:
• Homosexuality is un-African.
• Homosexuality is ungodly.
• Same-sex marriage is an elitist (Illuminati) agenda of reducing population in Africa.
• It is an unnatural act.
Reacting to the first claim, I don’t know why an Africa feels justified to attach his beliefs to his hypothetical intimacy to nature. Looking around, what’s African about the way we live? We don’t live in caves anymore. What’s uniquely Kenyan? What is the typical African/Kenyan way of having sex? In African history, it is alleged, in Dahomey Kingdom, older women would sometimes marry younger women for absolutey moral reasons. The irony is, the same Kenyans who seek to consecrate sex are on the news for raping donkeys among other sickening acts of bestiality. Almost every facet of our lifestyle (academics, government, religion, media, medicine, dressing, music, language (English!), sexual positions, food…) is an imitation (influence) from the West, Middle East and everywhere else outside Africa. What makes same-sex relations any different?
On the godly question, man has done worse things than, crudely put, sashaying his penis into another man’s anus. Forget about your genitalia, look at your hands. Those hands have ruined lives, killed, taken a bribe, written hateful words, transmitted germs to your own body, hands! Simply put, we are hypocrites. We judge too much. We believe it is wrong if it is somebody else doing it. But as long as it is me doing it, it justified. There is nothing godly in judging others because of their sexual preference.
On the depopulation agenda, to an extent, it is true. AIDS, Ebola, vaccines, GMOs, terrorism (funded by the West and orchestrated by African sycophants in power) have played their part in regulating population in “Third World” countries. You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to buy this. Homosexuality might as well work because, logically, same-sex couples won’t naturally bear children unless they apply alternatives like surrogacy or adoption. That being said, the media (Facebook, movies, rap videos, magazines) through celebrities and their “coming out” stunts, is being used as a tool to psychologically trigger the Gay Syndrome. Gay Syndrome is where an individual who was not born gay starts to exhibit gay tendencies like same-sex sexual fantasies, attraction towards the same sex, fascination with gay porn, dressing changes, etc. Every TV series (the hyped Empire, How to Get Away with Murder, Spartacus…) is laced with gay scenes and through subconscious programming, young people start developing gay tendencies. Reproductive Health youth centers are funded to further this agenda. The fact is, very few people are born gay. Be that as it may, none of us harbours the virtuousness we were born with. Natural progression must come to play. The rare cases of transvites, hermaphrodites, sissy/tomboy complexes, GID (gender identity disorder), hormonal imbalance, among other medical findings, shed light on the question as to why people are born gay.
In Kenyan circles, the same-sex craze (like yoga, it’s a fashion statement to some people) is largely attributed to one-gender boarding schools, media influence, cultural dynamism, past relationship insecurities, experimentation/curiosity, prostitution, peer influence, divorce, etc.
Of sex being a natural act or not, that is debatable. It is akin to debating whether human beings should be only one race or all trees should be green. Sex is what makes us animals. It is why we rape people, sodomize or induce bedroom fetishes such as choking, pulling hair, whips, use of aphrodisiacs – it is what made 50 Shades of Grey popular. It is our animal instinct hunting for a release. However, sex is bigger than that. Sex makes us gods. Sex is creative energy. That shouldn’t be mistaken with the Hollywood myth of creative people being sex addicts. It is actually the opposite. Jesus and Mary (the virgin) did what they did (the so-called miracles) because their creative (sexual energy) was not abused. That is why human beings are more creative in their adolescent/puberty stages because the sex portal is activated and has not hitherto abused. That is why in some sports the retirement age is below 35. That is why in some cults, the blood of virgins when drunk is believed to bring good luck, heal diseases, invoke demons, etc.
When this sexual energy is abused, it has disastrous effects on the human mind and the world at large. For instance, on same-sex subject, anal sex triggers the reptilian brain of human beings. This in turn is responsible for suppressed rage in gay people known as “sodomy rage”. Not all gay men are nerds, or geeks or well-dressed soft-palmed sissies. If that were the case, homosexuality won’t be so rampant in prison or in the military, the two institutions where aggression is vital. It is the distortion of the base chakra that leads to “aimlessness”, aggressive and docile personality in sexually abused boys (I hear the Vatican is full of these. Then you keep burning gay people in the name of religion!). For all it is worth, please don’t force this on our young boys. Coupled with stigma and homophobia, this lifestyle becomes a threat to the survival of the individual. However, some same- sex relationships thrive in an environment where understanding and tolerance are availed. Alternatively, some gay couples prefer to keep it private, hence “closet gays”. Like any other habit, homosexuality can be addictive; partners can become abusive and unfaithful just like in any other relationship.
Therefore, there is no ‘natural’ way of having sex. What ticks straight men off is the image of two men in the romp. If natural is what to go by, then women won’t be shoving vibrating plastics into their God- given portals to induce squirts, nor would men grab soap foams in the shower. According to Gnostic texts, man is not supposed to ejaculate. So the porn-inspired craze of squirting is another perversion. It is a waste of creative energy. From creation myths, it easy to conclude incest is also nothing new though deemed unnatural and backed up by science. The first family must have had sex with their siblings to ‘fill the earth’. The debate about nature and sex is endless. The bottom line is to find what works for you and bear the consequences.
Now, religious people reading this must be gritting their teeth at the title of this article: “God is Gay”. If I were a prominent personality in this country, I would be summoned for resignation or something. Some readers of my articles and poems assume I’m some anti-God anti-Christian Atheist. That is just preposterous. Look at the bigger picture. Now, the assumed blasphemy aside, the point is simple: stop looking at gaysim as merely an act of sexual perversion. Gaysim is an act of personal choice. It is an act of love: love for sexual desire (which is but natural). Love for the other human being regardless of the gender; love for identity (for instance, somebody may use this as a sign of social protest or rebellion just like Kurt Cobain did); love for humanity (for everyone deserves to be loved unconditionally) and love for the self (a soul mate in this physical reincarnation can take any form: gender, race, age, etc.).
Since God is a symbol of love, pure love doesn’t judge or discriminate; it just loves. If g(G)od was one of us (whoever God is in your understanding. To me God is pure energy – Love in its purest essence), what would he/she/it/they do? Burn gay people? Quote the Bible or Quran to justify hate crimes against fellow mankind? Reprimand gay people in Hiphop lyrics or froth in the mouth breathing hell fire from the pulpit? What if God “came out” and said he is gay? Actually, what if God is gay? (God is androgynous according to ancient writing).
So what if you are gay? So what if you are not? Gay people should also stop playing the helpless victim card, feeling like some special minority group and demonstrating in the streets with piteous placards. You are giving these self-righteous clueless heterosexuals unnecessary power. They are dealing with issues way bigger than what one ought to do with their genitals, hands and lips. One could say they are looking for something to hate. They are no different from racists. You are fattening wallets of these LGBT activists from donor funds that can be channeled elsewhere. Don’t be weak! Be proud of yourself!
Sexual preference shouldn’t even be a legal debate. Kenyans (gay, bi, or straight), the TV talk shows and sex experts don’t care what you think. It is another game plan to gauge statistics and get you talking on social media. When the time is ripe, just like in South Africa, it will be ‘legalized’. Whatever the case, homosexuality is a sexual preference and should be accorded its natural space in the undercurrents of human evolution.