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Zudana Azudaa writes: Religious Leaders in Africa cannot protect Africa from neocolonialism

The religious leaders in Africa do not have the cultural right to resist this diabolic Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). It is a fight for the custodians of our tradition and culture.
Chiefs, elders, parents and all other traditional leaders are the ones to be upstanding for the protection of Africa from this barbaric cultural invasion. They have the African moral rights because they still uphold to the tradition of our people as Africans. Religious leaders in Africa should rather back our traditional leaders to forcefully resist this new colonialism in Africa.

Let all true and meaningful Africans be honest and encourage one another to be firm and bold in protecting our culture. We don’t have to be afraid of the Western powers. The only thing that makes us who we are as Africans today is the fear of God as part of our culture.

The root we travel through during colonization and the preface of Western religion in Africa, same trend they are taking in the introduction and enforcement of this animalistic LGBT agenda in Africa. They first came to Africa as traders, originally dealing in the exportation of our natural resources such as gold, ivory and other resources. They then extended the exportation of the natural resources to the inhuman exportation of slaves and then finally becoming our colonial masters. Along the same vein, they introduced the western religion in Africa, their own way of worshiping God. Wikipedia defined Western religion as “religions that originated within Western culture, and are thus historically, culturally, and theologically distinct from the Eastern religions”
They told us that our way of worshiping God was evil and that if we die we will go to hell. Though incomprehensive, we accepted it and turn to do away with our own way of worshiping God. They say our God is a small God so they spelled it with a small letter ‘god’. It is only in the religious and biblical context that I see one letter with difference in meaning.
I remember my primary school Teacher Mr Ananzunh, popularly known in then times as ‘Apepper’, Bongo LA primary in the Upper East Region of Ghana thought me how to read and write the 26 alphabets and there was no point in time were he explained to me the differences in same letter in terms of its uppercase form and lowercase form.
They told us that we can use only things made by the white man for worshiping God. That, it is evil to use our own drink made from our local grains or tapped from the palm tree in given offertory to God. They said God do not consume the flour made from our grains but only accept their processed bread call communion. That when we worship God through a white man it will go straight to God but when we do same through a black man, you are worshiping idols. We are therefore made to understand that, one cannot worship God through Osei Tutu Agyeman or Baba Salibga Atandigre andthat we can only pray through their ancestors such as John, Peter and Paul.

Religion and politics has produced a lot of quackeries  which has negatively influenced a lot of good hearts in Africa. Our political and Western religious leaders are tools used to create our future path. In fact they are just subjects that the west use indirectly to rule us and teach us the way of life we should live as people of Africa. 

Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is just a vehicle to transport Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT). A total objection to CSE is an objection to LGBT. The vein that brought western religion to Africa is the same vein that is behind the LGBT. The medium might be different, the root is the same. The doctrines of the western religion and LGBT are all rooted from the Western culture.
It is therefore impossible for our religious leaders to believe in the Western religion and object to their new way of life. So the assertion by the executive secretary of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) Ghana, that “the Catholic Bishops Conference, the Christian Council and the Federation of Muslim Councils who are members of the NaCCA would never have approved a curriculum that undermines our cultural and societal values as Ghanaians ” is a non starter. Which of these three bodies uphold the African traditional values? An important body like NaCCA should not have existed without the National House of Chiefs as core members. Schools are not built on the space neither are they built in churches or mosque. Traditional leaders are not just stakeholders but they form the structure in which our education is built on.

We are aware that the Sweden and Ireland government are the ones supporting this CSE. What we are not made to be aware is the government of Sweden stand on LGBT. According to Wikipedia, LGBT rights in Sweden have been regarded as some of the most progressive in Europe and in the world. Sweden became the first country in the world to allow transgender persons to change their legal gender post-sex reassignment surgery in 1972 while transvestism was declassified as an illness. The Ghana Education Service (GES) and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) cannot therefore insist that the public condemnation of the CSE guidelines was misplaced.

If traditional leaders sit and allow this to continue, it will not be long LGBT will be part of us. Politicians and the western religious leaders will do a lot of talking, but no action will be taken against their pay masters. If we keep going on this direction, we should not expect to see some change.

African Tradition is Godly and our moralities enshrined in our culture.
We must stand against all forms of CSE in our educational institutions. Anything from Sweden relating to Sexuality must be rejected entirely because it will never come clean without their interest in promoting LGBT right.

Source:Zudana Azudaa,The Pan African Writer


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