African and Western Churches on a Collision Course as Some African Clerics Call Push for Homosexual Rights a ‘Colonial Import’

Bishop Arthur Gitonga, center, of the Redeemed Church in Kenya. The powerful East African Pentecostal church leader led the group in launching “Zuia Sodom Kabisa” (Kiswahili for “Stop Sodom Completely”), a 1 million-signature campaign against homosexuality. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili  A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of colonization by the West.  Consider some of the statements at a news conference last week led by Bishop Arthur Gitonga of the Redeemed Church in Kenya:   Click here to read more.     African and Western Churches on a Collision Course as Some African Clerics Call Push for Homosexual Rights a ‘Colonial Import’