Look what a most progressive constitution has just delivered in the South
Yesterday, a high court rulling in South Africa opened flood-gates for both joy and dismay over what is now, clearly, legal entrenchment of homosexuality in the country.
Analysts say the country is reaping what it passed in 1996 – “one of the most liberal and progressive constitutions in the world.”
A few months ago, my banana friends were saying the Wako Draft would become Kenya’s “most progressive constitution,” and also “one of the best” in the world.
There was that, among other issues, ambiguity about its provisions on human rights and, importantly, the family.
My banana friends would insist that there was nothing to worry about, yet never quite convinced some of us that “anyone’s right to found a family” was indeed not a leeway for “civil partnerships” (a kind word for homosexuality).
I’m opposed to homosexuality.
As a Christian, I love homosexuals, – it’s not an obligation; it is a command.
As a Christian too, I hate the sin – homosexuality.
As an intellectual, I want to hope the framers of our new constitution shall not exploit such by-words as “tolerance” to take us down that garden path, even in the name of being progressive.
Being “progressive” in the manner that some societies have become is a Hell I would rather do without; let’s subsist in our small, “backward” Heaven of good virtue and righteousness….others are wishing they could re-store that but to no avail.
As John Milton noted in his classic Paradise Lost, “It’s better to serve in Heaven than to reign in Hell.”
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