Behind the Anglican split

Rod Dreher explains that there’s more to the staunch African Christian stance against homosexuality than is generally understood:

The Muslim context helps explain the sensitivity of gay issues in one other key respect. In the region later known as Uganda, Christianity first arrived in the 1870s, when the area was already under Muslim influence and a hunting ground for Arab slave-raiders. The king of Buganda had adopted Arab customs of pederasty, and he expected the young men of his court to submit to his demands. But a growing number of Christian courtiers and pages refused to participate, despite his threats, and an enraged king launched a persecution that resulted in hundreds of martyrdoms: On a single day, some 30 Bugandans were burned alive. Yet the area’s churches flourished, and, eventually, the British expelled the Arab slavers. That foundation story remains well-known in the region, and it intertwines Christianity with resistance to tyranny and Muslim imperialism–both symbolized by sexual deviance.

Christians under attack from Muslims, tyrants and homosexuals… plus ça change, plus c’est la meme chose.

And before the gay apologists bring up the ubiquitous and demonstrably false claim that pederasty has no connection with homosexuality, the Department of Justice statistics indicate that a gay man is approximately 11.5x more likely to abuse a male child than a normally oriented man is to abuse a female one.