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Ethiopian Newspaper: U.S. and Europe are Spreading Homosexuality

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Friday Jun 22, 2012
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A popular Ethiopian daily newspaper claims that the United States and Europe are planning to "export, spread and promote homosexuality" in the country.

The article, which was published in Yenga Daily on June 18, says that homosexuality was an "infestation" that is increasing and that an estimated 16,000 people are carriers of homosexuality.

Ethiopia, located in east Africa, does not recognize LGBT rights, and homosexuality is illegal and considered a sexual crime. According to a Pew Global Attitudes Project, in 2007 a whopping 97 percent of Ethiopian citizens disfavored homosexuality. LGBT activists have also reported an increase of homophobia.

"I am an activist working to address the health and social problems of LGBT people in Ethiopia. I’ve got no idea from where and how the article got such ’statistics,’" an anonymous Ethiopian LGBT activist told Pink News.

"I strongly disagree with this campaign which is a part of the local religious leaders in collaboration with homophobic religious organizations that we know are actually based in Sweden, United Kingdom and others countries," the activist argued. "They want to incite the government and the society at large to further stigmatize, persecute and attack the LGBT community in Ethiopia."

The newspaper claimed that gay men and women have about 75 sexual partners a year and that some are so promiscuous that they have up to seven or nine sexual partners a day.

The article continued to slam gays and said that their "practices" are being "exported" into Ethiopia by foreign exchange students who come to the country from the U.S. and Europe. It also says that the students are really there to spread gay culture and "recruit" street children. The story alleges that the United Nations, Embassies of European and North American countries, international non-governmental organizations, are working together to spread homosexuality.

The article goes on to say that it wants the Ethiopian government to block all porn websites because they will spread "social evil."

This week Ugandan officials announced that nearly 40 non-governmental organizations would be banned because they said the groups were promotion homosexuality and recruiting children.

"The NGOs are channels through which monies are channeled to (homosexuals) to recruit," Ugandan Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo told Reuters.

Comments

  • Warren , 2012-06-22 08:29:44

    Glad I live in America


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-22 09:45:55

    Come into the 21st. Century people! Gay people are just people. The same as anyone else! I now have to cancel my plans to visit. Oh wait was never going to go there anyway!


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-22 10:12:40

    The last thing these pathetic people should be doing is making enemies or comments about any other human beings.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-22 16:07:17

    That’s the reason their tourism industry is in the crapper and cruise ships don’t stop there... and then, of course, the water thing.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-22 17:49:22

    Silly Ethiopians. Everybody knows that gay is spread by dirty eating utensils and toilet seats.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-22 17:51:20

    Silly Ethiopians. Everybody knows that gay is spread by dirty eating utensils and toilet seats. Since the eat with their hands and poop in the dirt their risk of acquiring gay is virtually non-existent. Lol.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-22 19:06:13

    Unlike the western Ethiopians have fear of God and religious too. So it is fair to sentence death penality for gay in ethiopia.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-22 19:36:44

    The reason why a person become a gay is because of demons(devil inside the person).In ethiopia we have many powerful prists capable of healing gays. i know many gay are being healed.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-22 20:41:44

    That’s niiiice.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-22 23:11:08

    You automatically know you’re dealing with a moron whenever you see "a gay" used as a pronoun in a sentence.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-22 23:38:37

    To the commentator who says that this is why cruise ships don’t stop there... actually the reason why cruise ships don’t stop there is because Ethiopia has no coast.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-23 00:58:18

    See: and then, of course, the water thing= no coast.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-24 06:24:08

    Down TO Homosexuality!!! Ethiopian has no room for gays! back off aliens !!


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-24 06:57:03

    Exchange students in ethiopia?? I never realized they had schools to begin with. Considering the starvation problem and the need to get food handouts from other countries just to keep from going extinct.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-24 08:50:01

    Are talking some shit!! the point is we consider homosexuals as worst creatures that our planet ever produced!! We rather destroy them first before they destroy the human on the planet. Because it’s just infestation shits spreading across western nations & trying to penetrate into other continents.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-24 09:54:35

    We Europeans first forced slavery on these savages. Then we forced our Christianity on them...Now we’re forcing our homosexuality on them, as well. LOL... What next? Wanna see if we can get them to use toilet paper and toothbrushes?


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-24 09:59:18

    One more thing: If Ethiopians are going to be like that, then don’t expect me to give yet another donation when there comes yet another famine or natural disaster to their people. Let them go directly to the same church leaders who are spewing all this hate to provide for them!


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-24 10:14:08

    I used to believe that every human being mattered. Does anybody know of ANY, and I do mean ANY! contribution these people have made to civilization? How dare these leeches on the ass of humanity comment about anybody.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-24 12:20:48

    To nick: I’m all for lambasting these people’s ignorance, but don’t do it with even more ignorance! Ethiopia was actually the only African nation Europeans could never conquer or subjugate. Also, Ethiopians embraced Christianity in the 4th century, at the same time as the Roman Empire, and by their own will.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-24 23:35:32

    christianity shouldn’t be forced on people already ignorant. They have to be enlightened first. Christianity brought more darkness to people that already are in the dark.


  • Marc , 2012-06-25 02:26:32

    Christianity is the enlightenment that built western civilization.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-25 08:10:49

    I think the rest of the world just needs to cut off medical aid and food shipments. It’ll only take them a month or less to completely die off.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-25 09:09:33

    But at least in America and Europe we can feed our people. At least most of our people dont have aids!!


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-25 10:43:03

    Yeah, don’t quite think it was Christianity that built anything. It was the backs and slave labor of the people that were bullied by the Christians.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-25 12:40:05

    Proof that extinction and natural selection is a good thing.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-25 21:01:16

    Considering these people’s mental incapacities, why is the US government allowing 50,000 of them a year into this country as refugees? Living on our taxes and propagating their ignorance.


  • Anonymous, 2012-06-25 21:20:30

    This article makes homosexuals sound like a disease, they are people just like everyone else


  • Marc , 2012-06-27 00:28:33

    Christian thought ultimately ended the slave and Jim Crow generations later. Christian thought built the western university. Every man who has called himself Christian is not good or perfect.


  • Anonymous, 2012-07-09 11:12:57

    Well, f^k your aids!! We Ethiopian ’d rather die poor and innocence than die with socially, psychologically , morally cracked down brains with infection of homosexuality! Speaking to colonization and Christianity , read about Ethiopian history. Read how hard hit colonizers back azz back and keep its independence for 3000 years!! And again Ethiopia is among the first nations in the world to accept Christianity before it even spread into Europe. Read read history guys..


  • Anonymous, 2012-07-12 10:03:22

    I would like to know if you hate gay people so much why would you be on EDGE? Maybe you just come here to look at the pictures! Pathetic!


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