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Re: eni-full ENI-10-0187 Malawi churches discuss gay issue as donors 'apply pressure'
> Ecumenical News International > Daily News Service > 17 March 2010 > > Malawi churches discuss gay issue as donors 'apply pressure' > ENI-10-0187 > > By Frank Jomo > Blantyre, Malawi, 17 March (ENI)--Churches in Malawi have begun to talk > openly about homosexuality, with some clerics saying this is due to > pressure from donor organizations who criticise human rights' abuses, > including the arrest of gays, taking place in the southern African > nation. > > The Malawi Council of Churches on 16 March held a meeting of church > leaders to discuss issues around homosexuality, plus HIV and AIDS, and > the need for churches to take a position on the issues. . . . . I believe it was 1962 when New Orleans businesses had the worst season on record at a time that Christmas was a boon year for businesses in most of the rest of the country. Blacks in New Orleans staged a boycott of the stores that Christmas. Through Rotary, Kiwanis, Chambers of Commerce and other business networks word of the price New Orleans paid spread like wildfire without the help of network news or front-pages of newspapers. At a steady pace community after community in the South anticipated the demands of would-be boycotters and quietly met them one by one, even before the 1964 Civil Rights Act would have forced them to. Many will try to paint lgbt Christians with abusing our influence to pressure an ungodly agenda on the poorest countries of the world, but lgbt Christians qua Christians have no such clout of the agencies ENI sites. Secular lgbts do, and they have been contributing liberally for a long time to these relief organizations. It is a bit much to think that they should be asked to continue to fund their own oppression. Louie Louie Crew, 377 S. Harrison St., 12D, East Orange, NJ 07018 973-395-1068 http://queereye4lectionary.blogspot.com/ Queer Eye for the Lectionary We make his love too narrow By false limits of our own And we magnify his strictness With zeal he will not own. -- Frederick William Faber
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