President Obama Takes on Kenya, but not Saudi Arabia

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President Barack Obama recently called out Kenya for not giving equal rights to gays and also mentions women’s rights yet he hasn’t called out countries like Saudi Arabia for the same thing.  Of course Obama would scold Kenya and not countries like Saudi Arabia.  Kenya is a predominantly Christian country that also has no major economic significance to the U.S.; Obama has nothing to fear by policing Kenya, but he has a lot to lose with a number of other countries; he won’t call out the likes of Saudi Arabia because (1) they’re Islamic and (2) they have lots of oil.If by rights Obama means “same-sex ‘marriage'” (which I have a strong feeling that’s part of it) then that’s absurd, but if he means the right to live and work then I can agree.  I can also agree women should be treated with more respect than they are in a lot of these countries.  Kenya still has a large Islamic population and of course Islamic law (Sharia) permits a man to beat his wife.  In regards to Christians doing this, they are going against Christian teaching that husbands must love their wives just as Christ loves the Church (rf. Ephesians 5:25).  Let’s make it clear, I do not advocate in any way violence against people because they live a particular sexual lifestyle or do not obey their spouse.  The Catechism teaches gays — like all others — “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity” (no. 2358), not with violence.

My issue is not so much with Obama’s condemnation of Kenya, but his blatant self-righteous and hypocritical stance on picking whom he targets and whom he ignores.  Homosexuals are put to death in countries like the Saudi Kingdom, Iran and Pakistan for no other reason than they were caught having sexual intercourse with one another.  In these kinds of countries women are not allowed to show their faces in public, leave the house without being supervised by a male relative, women can only have one husband while men can have more than one wife at a single time, a woman’s testimony is only worth half that of a man in a Sharia court, and a woman needs the testimony of four outright Muslim men to prove she was raped rather than committing adultery or fornication.

A lot of people have gotten tired of this administration’s lies and hypocrisy in addition to their attacks on Christianity and defense of Islam.  It has gotten so bad that people like me have seen those who call out the Islamic world for its injustices aren’t exactly the ones in the wrong but rather those who incessantly defend it and make excuses for it.

You can find the article here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/25/politics/obama-kenya-kenyatta/index.html

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