Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gays Aren’t a Threat to Kenya: We Are

It’s interesting how we are suddenly blaming homosexuality for the plight of Kenya. I’m specifically prompted to respond to a piece of filth published in the Standard recently under the headline, “Homosexuality perversion is a threat to survival of humankind.”

I knew that newspapers were struggling in this economy, but I had no idea they were so desperate that they would turn to publish such smut. Don’t get me wrong; I am a journalist and devout supporter of freedom of expression and of the press. But I do strongly believe that those freedoms must be exercised with caution and for the good of society. 

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