Pri­mate: gay rights are not hu­man rights

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GAY RIGHTS are not hu­man rights as un­der­stood by the Chris­tian tra­di­tion of nat­u­ral law, the Pri­mate of the Angli­can Church of Kenya, the Most Rev Eliud Wabukala told re­porters on 9 March 2014 af­ter ser­vices at All Saints Cathe­dral in Nairobi.

His re­marks came in re­sponse to de­mands made by MPs that the coun­try’s colo­nial era sodomy laws be stiff­ened along the lines of re­cent re­forms of Uganda’s crim­i­nal code.

The arch­bishop said he did not sup­port change, stat­ing it was un­nec­es­sary as “Kenya’s con­sti­tu­tion clearly out­laws” gross in­de­cency. From the Angli­can Church’s per­spec­tive, “we are very clear when it comes to mat­ters of re­la­tion­ship which should be be­tween two op­po­site sexes,” he told The Star, adding it was a false an­thro­pol­ogy, how­ever, to con­flate ac­tions with in­di­vid­u­als.

A per­son was much more than his sex­ual ap­petites. It was also wrong to raise an ac­tion to the level of a hu­man right. “Hu­man rights and rights are dif­fer­ent. Hu­man rights have no val­ues while rights have val­ues,” he said.

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