Nigerian pastor Elizabeth Funke Obisanya explains why Jesus loves gays but African Christians do not:
To win the struggle to change men and women’s hearts and minds, one must consider what the Bible calls strongholds – ideologies, views or thinking that have been held on to for a long time. When that thinking is wrong, the challenge is great.
Many African strongholds include the view that homosexuality is paganistic and paganism is bad. The second is that gay white men want to pollute black children (see the justifications for Uganda's anti-gay laws). The issue is not whether one agrees with them or not, but that these perceptions are there and need to be dealt with. Read More