The headline on the Worldnetdaily article reads: “U.S. blasts 1 nation over sex, ignores another.” The comparison they make, between one country outlawing homosexuality and another allowing polygamy, shows how incoherent their idea of hypocrisy or inconsistency is.
When Ugandans adopted a law that increased penalties for homosexual behavior, which violates the standards of morality in the Africa nation, news media described it as “repressive.”
Barack Obama called in a “step backward” and threatened it “will complicate our valued relationship with Uganda.” Secretary of State John F. Kerry immediately jumped into the fray, calling for a repeal.
The law, he warned, “threatens a dangerous slide backward in Uganda’s commitment to protecting the human rights of its people and a serious threat to the LGBT community in Uganda.”But when lawmakers in neighboring Kenya passed a law that addresses a moral issue in their nation – allowing men to bring home a second or third wife without even asking the first for permission – the White House was silent. There was no word from the Obama administration despite women in the Kenyan legislature marching out in protest and human rights activists around the world expressing horror.
Katherine Pfaff of the State Department’s press duty office told WND: “We don’t have a comment on this.”
But these two laws are not in any way analogous. Outlawing and punishing homosexuality is not even remotely comparable to allowing polygamy. In fact, even if you accept that homosexuality and polygamy have something to do with one another, these laws are not only not comparable, they’re exactly opposite one another. Thinking is clearly not the Worldnetdaily’s strong suit.