Thursday, 30 July 2015

Defending Human Dignity by Defunding Planned Parenthood




I remember when I was about 10 years old being overwhelmed with a sense of deep shame when I first heard my grandmother's stories about some traditional practices during her childhood in the 1920's and before the missionaries came to our part of Africa.  
Don't get me wrong, I am proud of my cultural heritage which is indeed multi-faceted, rich and profound in many ways, but deep within the traditional practices of my ancestors were some really dark patches that hearing about them even at the tender age of 10 , I could classify these particular practices as primitive, inhumane, incompatible with civilized society. 
Thankfully, for almost a century now, there has been a new era ushered in with the heralds of the Gospel.  For while the beautiful bulk of our cultural heritage has been preserved, my country (Nigeria) has worked hard to eradicate completely through laws and societal codes, the dark elements within it that hurt and harmed men, women and children in the centuries past. 
So today my people bask in both the wonderful splendour of culture and the powerful illumination of faith. Knowing what we know, there is no way we could ever go back to the shadows. 
Today in my country we understand that it is indeed evil to kill another human being , old or young, rich or poor, born or unborn. 
To kill is evil, but to kill and cut open another human being to take their organs...now, this is an abomination. It is the most horrific abomination from the deepest, darkest abyss where the very worst elements of the past have been relegated. 
In fact, I never imagined that in my 21st century "modern" era I will ever re-live my grandmother's 1920's stories of killing of newborn twin babies and primitive native "medicine men" (known in my Igbo language as dibia) who in order to "consult with the gods" would demand animal (and sometimes human) hearts, livers and lungs. 
These were figments of a dark and hidden past of an African tribe and so never did I imagine that I will encounter them in this modern day and age. 
But here I am living in Europe where Abortion is raised and praised as a woman's right to choose. 
And here I am listening to the horrific words rolling off the tongue of an American abortionist who casually talked about harvesting human hearts, livers and lungs from tender unborn babies. 
Barbarism now parades in broad day light. 
And in the light, it looms ugly and unsightly. 

Planned parenthood, the main organization implicated in a series of exposés, claim that their abortionists have done nothing wrong despite the fact that they have been caught on camera talking about their repulsive work. 

The abominable evil practices that my grandparents' generation fought and buried almost a century ago in Africa, has somehow made it out in the western world . Still every bit repulsive and recognizable but now couched in very soft and sophisticated language like "choice", "women's health", "sexual rights" and "tissue donation program". Barbarism now wears a beautiful robe and so can roam freely among the civilized.

The question is, can a society that is shackled by the chains of political correctness dare to do what my "uneducated" ancestors have done in Africa? Can we subdue and bury the barbaric?
Can we even dare to draw a line in the sand to stop an organization which is a giant in its own rights?
The first thing to do is to defund Planned Parenthood in all their alter-egos . 
Yes, Planned Parenthood has multiple forms and alter-egos and is able to shape-shift at will.They are a shape-shifting giant with many heads and hands.
Their main hub and heart is the International Planned Parenthood Federation which has been able to  extend its reach to 172 countries around the world. What is more disturbing is that wherever they are, they are still running on the same core values and still with the same vision and mission in mind as the Planned Parenthood of America
For instance their African alter-ego (International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region- IPPFAR) is working actively in 42 African countries (regardless of the fact that most of these African countries consider abortion as a moral depravity). 
However , in their own words IPPFAR are involved in "comprehensive" abortion care activities in 21 sub-Saharan Africa countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroun, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Guinea Conakry, Zambia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Swaziland, Benin, Uganda, Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo.
And according to their own website, they target rural, urban and peri-urban women and girls from low income and the marginalised groups, as well as college/university students. 
One cannot help but wonder whether their "comprehensive abortion care" services in all these countries would include the harvesting of tiny little hearts, livers and lungs for profit. 

Planned Parenthood has made inroads not only in the American society but also around the globe. And their reach is unbelievable extensive because they are constantly powered and well funded, notably not by our African governments but rather by American and European governments. 
Is this really the legacy that the Americans and Europeans want to leave in the developing world? Is this not a real hindrance and obstruction to the work of  development in Africa ?

My appeal today is that when Planned Parenthood is defunded in the USA (as I hope they will be), all their international operations should also be defunded or better still completely inactivated. 
Because there is something truly inhumane about killing and harvesting organs from unborn babies. And for an organization to be empowered to do that globally on the force of funding provided by your country should be unthinkable and unacceptable. 
The world will thank you for not supporting the work of Planned Parenthood on their soil.

So I humbly beg you dear American legislators to do what my ancestors courageously did in Africa at the beginning of last century - bury every single barbaric and inhumane practice together with the deceptive language that strengthens, shrouds and shields it. Defend human life and human dignity today around the world by defunding Planned Parenthood in all its alter-egos and incarnations. 


Saturday, 25 July 2015

Kenyan President: For Kenyans gay rights is a non-issue






We are so grateful to the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta for clearly stating the non-negotiable position of Kenya (and the rest of Africa) on our deeply held believes.
As he said in a statement today (in the presence of Pres. Barak Obama):  "Kenya and the U.S. we share many values; but there are somethings we don't share."
Then he goes on to say: "For Kenyans today, the issue of "gay rights" is a non-issue; we want to focus on health and infrastructure."

You are so right Mr President! Gay Rights is a NON-ISSUE across the continent of Africa.
Of course we want everyone to live in peace and dignity but no African country should have to completely redefine marriage or deconstruct the family in order to enthrone a sexual perversion.
For us in Africa, we have "pride" in our families not in exotic sexual behaviours.
And we still understand "rainbow" to be God's beautiful natural mark over His creation, not a symbol of rebellion against nature.
So yes, a non-issue indeed!!!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Building up an authentic Culture of Life in Africa



It goes without saying that our world is rapidly being re-shaped and reconfigured by a hand full of powerful and "progressive" nations , organisations and personalities who have a distorted view of the nature of human life, marriage and family. They are re-defining culture and civilization and in the process really destroying the core values that have held many societies together.
In Africa, our resilience in difficulty is underpinned by our respect for the sanctity of human, our celebration of motherhood and our appreciation for the family.
If this hegemonic social reconstruction is allowed to get a foothold on our continent, the devastation will be beyond repair.
This is why we are raising our voices, this is why we are calling out to every person of goodwill to join us in dissuading the abortion advocates, the population control enthusiasts, the LGBT activists and the cultural imperialists who have been hovering over Africa in the last few years.
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We can reverse the trends of the Culture of death!

Friday, 22 May 2015

The case against Abortion, An appeal for Mercy - an open letter to my people

(By: Obianuju Ekeocha)


When I was growing up in the South-Eastern Nigerian city of Owerri, I remember once when unspeakable crimes were committed, a poor boy was kidnapped, killed for ritual, and cut up like an animal. These acts signified a very dark time for my people. Eventually a group of men were arrested in connection with the crimes, they were swiftly charged, judged, convicted and sentenced to death by firing squad. I remember, albeit with the immature mind of a teenager, that many people accepted and even welcomed this verdict because of the gravity of the crimes the men were convicted of.
For months after the verdict the people of Owerri lived in peace under the logic that if these men were killed then justice would have been done and equilibrium will be returned to our world. And so there was little or no appeal for the condemned men and there was no recourse to mercy. Once they were put on death row, many forgot about them and there they lived in our maximum security prison for months and months and months. They were heavily guarded, powerless, subdued and unable to hurt anyone else. This was how it was until the day crept up on us all. The day of execution.
I will never forget this day because even though by law, justice was to be served, but there was no real feeling of victory or jubilation in our city. Rather there was the feeling of a dark gloomy cloud settling over us as everyone counted down to the last few hours until the executions. And what a feeling!
This was such a high interest case that everyone knew about it and the press converged upon it to give us what felt at the time like a minute by minute report. Everyone waited for the thundering gun shots that will deliver justice. Many went to watch this happen. Those who couldn't watch went close enough to the prisons to hear the multiple shots when they came. So none of us was exempt from the reality of this execution.
And when it finally happened, there was an overwhelming stench of raw emotions that cocooned the entire city for days afterwards.
Justice was served, but yet joy eluded us all. This was in 1997. And I have gladly buried this memory for almost 20 years.
But in the last few days, something has been triggered and a dam has broken in my mind and I feel the thoughts and emotions rushing out. 


This started 2 weeks ago in the wake of the high profile rescue of hundreds of abducted persons from Sambisa forest many of whom were women and girls. A real miracle that our military was able to bring them out of the "lions den" alive. Being so far away in Europe, I wanted to enjoy the profound relief and feel the victory of this miracle, so I started reading and watching every news I could find about these women and girls.
But the heavy feeling of gloom came when I read the early statements of UNFPA that highlighted that many of the women and girls were pregnant and that what the women and girls needed as much as food and medicine was "psychotherapy and counseling".
Knowing the pro-abortion stance of UNFPA (which they do not hide), I was almost certain that they were signaling for a unanimous acceptance for abortion in this case.
Soon after, this statement sparked unbelievable agitation in the pro-abortion western countries as their  journalists weighed in on the matter . Their voices were unified. Their verdict was quick. Their version of justice in this particular case was for the provision of "safe-abortions" . Their only vision of peace was for the execution of these babies conceived in a most traumatic circumstance.
Many may recoil from my description of abortion as execution, but like it or leave it, abortion is the execution of the unborn child.

Abortion in every case, entails the poisoning, pulling out or dismembering the baby growing in the safe haven of the mother's womb. So it is an execution.

As it stands now, there is an ongoing debate throughout Nigeria as to whether abortion can be justified in this very difficult case or not, but I assure you that many people in the western world had already made up their minds about these babies mere hours after the rescue of the women and girls. They thought and talked about this ahead of us and they herded us to this heated point of discussion and disagreement.
It is at this heated point where emotions are high and thoughts are clouded, that something triggered and broke the dam of memory in my mind and flushed out the vivid thoughts of the Owerri-execution.

Thankfully, many Nigerians have advised against abortion, and in full disclosure I stand with them in this life-affirming and pro-life stance (and I will tell you why).
But , to my great sadness, I have read lately about some Nigerian NGO's and interest groups that are now advocating for the swift execution of these unborn babies, if the pregnant mothers choose not to carry their babies to term.
So the only way these babies can receive mercy is if their traumatized and deeply wounded mothers are able to choose life (instead of death for them).
I don't know about you, but if I was ever wounded and traumatized as these women were in that forest, if I had to face my death every single day, if I received absolutely no mercy from a group of terrorists, I may not be able to choose life for anyone let alone a child growing inside me.
I may not be able to give mercy when my wounds are still so fresh. But I will be completely dependent on my brothers and sisters to help me and strengthen me to show mercy and choose life for the tender unborn, and even when that fails, I will depend on my resilient community and the impeccable just life-affirming laws of our land to choose life on my behalf.

My dear people, no one may fully be able to understand the excruciating pain and trauma of these women but one thing we can do as a people and as a nation is to surround them with the most tender mercy that we can offer to them and yes to their unborn children who are also (in many ways) survivors.
We might not consider it fully at this point but we are a nation of mercy. We are nation that is fueled and functioning as a direct consequence of mercy. We are a nation that has received more mercy in our reserves than even petroleum!
Was it not only 10 or 11 months ago when the deadly Ebola virus struck us along slide 2 other West African countries? Was it not purely miraculous that our nation was spared the horrific road that the other Ebola-stricken nations had to travel? Were we any better than them or more worthy than them?
But yet we obtained inexplicable mercy. Thousands of lives were spared. And within mere weeks, to the great surprise of the entire world, we were declared Ebola-free. We received mercy.


In the last few years, we have woken up to the indescribable horror and terror of Boko Haram. And everyone of us will agree that their actions and operations are merciless, viscous and violent beyond words. And so we pray for an end to the death and destruction that they are dealing upon our country. We pray for mercy.
But if we are to receive mercy, are we not to show mercy?
This is why we as a nation and as a people must stand apart from the ways of the terrorists. Their merciless ways, their vicious actions, and their violent executions.
This is why Nigeria must show mercy today by refusing and rejecting the verdict of execution (by abortion) of these babies conceived in horror, terror and trauma.
Abortion is not for us or our children for it is a violent solution sanitized within the wounded heart of the western world and we just cannot accept it now or ever. Not even when it is offered as "justice".

This is an appeal from the heart of a woman who learnt almost 20 years ago that executions carried out to deliver justice might never deliver joy.
Our joy and healing will only be assured if we unconditionally and mercifully choose life for every man, woman and child (born and unborn) rescued from the den of our enemies.


Friday, 15 May 2015

Is LEGAL=SAFE ?

         

As International Planned Parenthood Federation (and other like-minded groups) continues to mount coordinated pressure on African nations for legal and "safe" abortion for women, we see them pouring astronomical amounts of money to grease corrupt palms, confuse undecided minds and harden unsuspecting hearts towards the unborn in various African countries. 
This is most unfortunate because throughout our Continent, there is a unanimous celebration of human life from the womb, there is a great recognition of motherhood and a love for family life. This  the African civilization of love. 
But all of this is under severe attack by the well-paid proponents of Abortion who have flown into Africa on the wings of wealthy, western pro-abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood, Marie Stopes and Ipas. 
In their own words, "African women should have the choice and access to legal and safe abortion". 
They speak with the unmistakable force and arrogance of 21st century imperialists as if legal automatically implies safety. 
In many parts of Africa where these organisations have spread their tentacles, they remain unchallenged and unquestioned. 
But today we ask them on behalf of millions of African people : does Legal mean "Safe" ? 

Of course not. 

Many thanks to the Freedom of Information Act in most western countries, we know for a fact that even in abortion facilities in the most developed countries like America, there are many reports of serious to life-threatening incidents like perforation of the uterus, severe bleeding and fatal infections directly resulting from their "legal and supposedly safe" abortions. 
One of the short audio clips posted , we can clearly hear a 911 emergency call made from a Planned Parenthood abortion business facility in Texas , USA. This is what a botched abortion sounds like. This is what a botched "legal" abortion sounds like... Perforation of the uterus which can (and has) lead to the needless deaths of young women who bought the lie of abortion.
Bear in mind that this kind of medical emergency following botched abortions is not rare. And bear in mind that this is happening in the United States of America.
 


At least their abortionists can fall back on 911 when they hurt women during abortions. The question is if this was happening in an African country, who will the abortionists call? 
How many cases of uterus perforation will we have daily ? 
How many cases of severe bleeding will happen daily?
How many deadly post-abortion infections will be recorded?
How many cases of dangerous incomplete misoprostol abortions will we have?
How many abortionists will grossly neglect the safety of women?
Remember, if they do not care about your baby, then they will not care for your body.

Dear International Planned Parenthood Federation , none of our African nations can afford to embrace or espouse your lie and fallacy of "Legal & Safe Abortion".  
We want to continue celebrating and respecting human life from conception,women's lives, motherhood, fatherhood and family life.Africa desires to remain Pro-Life and we understand that contrary to what you are saying to our leaders,  Legal ≠ Safe

Thursday, 30 April 2015

UN French Soldiers Rape African Boys in CAR

 

According to a recently leaked report entitled: Sexual Abuse on Children by International Armed Forces, in order to receive food, young refugee boys in Central African Republic (CAR) were forced to let the French troops, who were working as UN peacekeepers in CAR, rape and sodomize them in the capital city Bangui. 
Reading this yesterday in an article by The Guardian filled me with sorrow and brought bitter tears to my eyes for so many reasons. 
I think of this mercilessly ravaged war-torn country in Africa that hasn't known much peace in recent years. I think of the destruction inflicted on the innocents by vicious warmongers and the unimaginable difficulties that must be the quotidian experience of the people of CAR. I try to think of the lack of food and hunger which is at a crisis level in this African country. Thinking about all of this one can begin to understand why the UN sent in their international Armed forces to help restore the nation from the clutches of war, to help restore peace, to help women and children get access to the limited food, water and medicine supplies. 
However, according to this leaked report, instead of helping the innocent to get access to basic necessities, some of the UN soldiers were "helping themselves" to the young boys- many of whom were homeless orphans. Some of the children described how they were sexually exploited in return for food and money. In this report a 9-year old boy described being sexually abused with his friend by two French soldiers at the camp when they went to a checkpoint to look for something to eat.
The presence of the UN troops in CAR should have been good news but instead it may now have led to profound affliction and damage for so many.
This report was made to the UN since July 2014 but nothing was heard of it. And when it was leaked, what did the UN do in quick retaliation? They suspended the person who leaked it! 
By the looks of it, the International community has chosen to elevate and celebrate the perverse homosexual lifestyle through out the world,  despite the mounting reports of child sexual abuse ,rape and paedophilia all inherently couched in the hedonistic homosexual culture. 
 I remember clearly that last year, the Ugandans complained (and continue to complain) about the seduction and recruitment of young innocent boys (by western gay men) into the demimonde of the homosexual lifestyle, they were shouted down by the loud and powerful voices from the west. So much so that Stephen Fry, a well-known British actor and gay-rights activist, came all the way to Kampala to confront the Ugadan Ethics Minister in his office. They continue to speak over the concern of the African people telling us that "no one is luring our young ones into this lifestyle", but here you have a UN report that details gross sexual abuses by UN French soldiers on boys as young as 9 years old. And what is more is that this doesn't seem to be the first of such occurrence as the UN has faced scandals and serious allegations of sexual misconduct by its troops in Burundi, Liberia and Haiti according to the referenced article by The Guardian.

What is even more painful is that in the last few years many African nations have been under severe pressure to fall in line and submit to the rainbow flag of the LGBT campaigns. Many of our African leaders have been harassed, embarrassed , threatened and even punished for refusing the virulent LGBT propaganda that is brewing in the heart of the western world. And at the UN gatherings most African nations continue to resist the powerful push in favour for SOGI (sexual orientation and Gender identity).
Many of us have come to realize, the totalitarianism of the LGBT culture leaves no room for objectors and its tyranny does not tolerate dissenters. Those who do not bow are bent and those who refuse to bend are broken against their will. 
And despite this reality of our world today, here is the unequivocal response from Africa ...We have chosen to object and dissent for the sake of the preservation of marriage, family, community and continuity of our race. We will stand and speak up clearly and coherently for our healthy Culture of Life, Marriage and Family. 
Therefore on this day, when such a heinous report is brought to light, we lament and reject this hedonistic culture which is unfortunately rocking and ravaging western countries in its vicious attempt to redefine human sexuality, marriage and family. 
On this day, we shed tears to know that the UN in its unflinching biased support for the LGBT propaganda has not acted fast enough and thoroughly enough to protect vulnerable, homeless , tender and innocent ones in CAR . 
Raise your voice with us today and ask the UN to walk away from its LGBT bias and make amends for the sexual wounds inflicted on the CAR boys by perverse French soldiers. 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

International Prolife and Family Conference Ibadan




   PROTECTING GOD’S GIFTS OF LIFE & FAMILY 

In response to the encroaching Culture of Death, the increasing violation of the sanctity of human life around the world, and in line with Pope Francis’ call for the need to sustain and support marriage and family life, the Catholic Bishops, priests, religious and laity of the Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province in Nigeria, convened  an International Pro-life and Pro-family conference from 13th to 15th of April 2015 with the theme Protecting Human Life and Family Values in the Rising Tide of the Culture of Death . 
This conference brought together about 1500 participants from every corner of the Ibadan province who benefited greatly from the wide array of topics pertaining to the issues of sanctity of human life and the defence  of marriage and family, presented by reputable pro-life and pro-family speakers,leaders, advocates, activists and researchers from Europe, America and Africa. 
Based on these discussions and presentations at the Conference, 
We hereby declare that :

i. Every human being is created in the image and likeness of God. Life is God’s gift and this life begins at conception. Thus, every nation, every Institution, every man and woman must respect, protect and uphold the dignity of every human life from the moment of conception till its natural end. 

ii. Sacramental marriage is instituted by God as an indissoluble union between one man and one woman, open to life and love . Thus, other forms of unions such as homosexual unions, polygamous unions, and adulterous unions are inimical to the mind of the creator. They undermine the integrity of the human being, the family and as such should never be promoted or supported in our society. 

iii. The family is the cradle where life is nurtured and protected. Thus, every family,with marriage at its core, must create a conducive environment where the inestimable value of life is emphasised and upheld. 

iv. Chastity and fidelity are core virtues that are indeed at the root of every Culture of Life and Civilization of love. Therefore they should be promoted in our society as a core aspect of pro-life and pro-family activism. 

v. Professional, men and women especially in the fields of medicine, sciences, law, politics, academia and media are obliged to use their experiences and expertise to promote and protect the sanctity of life, the dignity of human sexuality, the blessings of motherhood and the beauty of family-togetherness in our society. 

 We Decry: 

-The encroachment of the Culture of Death in many African countries. 
-the radical promotion of Abortion and contraception by various international organisations through international platforms and humanitarian aid. 
-the hyper-sexualisation of our youth through morally objectionable campaigns by these organisations.
-the intentional disregard for our cultural identity and values especially on issues relating to the sanctity of life and the dignity of human sexuality. 
-the persistent and pernicious attempts to impose population control on Africa by wealthy philanthropists, donor nations and international organisations. 
-the lack of emphasis on the importance of faith and family in human development, public education and in the social order. 

Pope Saint John Paul II clearly pointed out that "Society as a whole must respect, defend and promote the dignity of every human person, at every moment and in every condition of that person's life.
To be truly a people at the service of life we must propose these truths constantly and courageously".[Evangelium Vitae 81-82]
On this note and strengthened by this message, we therefore invite every member of our human society to the noble service of constantly and courageously defending the sanctity of human life, marriage and family. With the hope that in so doing, we would stop the encroachment of the Culture of Death even as we have, through our conference, sown the seeds of an authentic Culture of Life for today and for the generations to come. 

Signed
Most Reverend Emmanuel Badejo
Bishop of Oyo
Chairman, Communications Department 
Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province Bishops Conference

Ms Obianuju Ekeocha 
Pro-Life Advocate & Biomedical Scientist 

Friday, 13 February 2015

The Shadows of "50 Shades of Grey" in Africa

By now, most people would have heard about the movie adaptation of the distasteful erotica novel - 50 Shades of Grey by British author E.L. James. This thinly veiled perverse glorification of sexual violence has now generated record sales around the world - 70 million copies and counting. This is probably why Hollywood rushed to latch unto this twisted and depraved appetite for sexual perversion. 

Some insightful articles have already been written about the demerits and detriments of this movie to the society at large. I highly recommend these thoroughly explanatory pieces that bring to the fore, all the socially and morally objectionable aspects of E.L James' 50 shades of Grey. 

This erotica tries to frame sadomasochism and sexual domination as a valid and normal expression of love. This plot in fact epitomizes, in all glitz and glam, the darkened thoughts of the violent rapist who believes that their cruel sexual violence is indeed enjoyable even for the one being violated.
This is dark and depraved. 

So with Africa always on my mind, I tried to find out if this movie had enough global ambitions to cast its shadows over the Continent of Africa. 
And to my great consternation, Africa has not escaped the grey shadows of this distasteful movie. 

Given the heartbreaking reality of the high rate of sexual violence and rape in South Africa (sometimes called the rape capital of the world) , one would think that the 50 Shades of Grey will not be shown here, but some insensitive South African cinema houses like the Ster-Kinekor Theatres have already advertised 50 Shades of Grey as the "hottest cinema experience of the year". I am sure that the hundreds of thousands of South African women who have been raped will testify that there is nothing "hot" about rape other than the excruciating hurt and humiliation a women feels when she is violated.

However, in the insatiable quest for money and business, Ster-Kinekor Theatres also have this movie showing all through this weekend in Namibia and Zimbabwe. And they have put so much efforts to lure as many women as possible to it.

In my country, Nigeria, we have this potent poison of sexual perversion being served to us by Silver Bird Cinemas at all their branches (Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt). 
All in time for Valentines, the Cinema entrepreneurs sell us perversion for peace, lust for love, rape for romance. For the thrill of their big ticket-sellouts , they are willing to throw Africa off the dangerous cliff of BDSM (Bondage-Dominance-Sadomasocism), as long as they can smile to the bank. 

Sexual bondage, handcuffs, blindfolds, whips, chains...these are some of the milder paraphernalia of the BDSM demi-monde which promises nothing but humiliation, manipulation, objectification, isolation and degradation of women (and men). 
This most unhealthy primitive perversion has not emanated from Africa. Ironically it has been formed and fashioned in the glamourous circles of the developed world. 
And I can say with all conviction that its darkness is as far removed from our African cultural heritage as one can imagine. Most African ethnic languages do not even have the words to describe this debased sexual sub-culture, this is why many Africans will just call it - Abomination. 

So I ask the burning question on my mind...how is it that these cinema houses are able to bring 50 Shades of Grey to our big-screens in Africa. 
Surely they have done so without going through the appropriate censorship and broadcasting boards.
Surely no African censorship board or commission will grant permission to this movie. Not when it has been rated "R" in the USA for "Strong sexual content , some unusual behaviour, graphic nudity and strong language". 

Surely these censorship bodies exist to carefully consider the contents of all public entertainment while bearing in mind the moral views and values of our society. 
Surely their duty is precisely to protect the African people from invasions of perverse ideologies woven into movies such as this one. 

Already the censorship commissions of Kenya and Uganda have risen to their full stature to protect their people from this putrid production. And for this, we applaud them. 


There is this constant rhetorical demand by various institutions for an end to sexual violence against African women, and almost every month some international organization or western nation is hosting a high-budget conference to bring attention to this issue. We see them spend a lot of money on colourful posters and media pieces. 
But in the spirit of consistency, one cannot call for the end of sexual violence in Africa with one hand and then stoke the flames of sexual perversion with the other hand. 

So, I call out to all African governments, women's organizations, human rights groups as well as all broadcasting and censorship commissions to carefully consider the corrosive effects that the 50 shades of Grey will have on the hearts and minds of millions of people across our Continent. 
African women deserve peace not perversion.
African women deserve love not lust. 
African women deserve romance not rape. 

So kick and keep these "50 Shades of Grey" out of our Africa !!!! 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Culture of Life Africa on Catholic Answers Focus


Catholic Answers Focus recently featured Culture of Life Africa as Uju was the guest of show host Patrick Coffin in the second half of the show.

It was an excellent interview that captures succinctly the on going battle to protect the pro-life and pro-family stance of the African people and it is a pleasure to share it with you . To listen to the interview click here .

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Greetings!

Merry Christmas to all the beloved friends of Culture of Life Africa who have walked with us throughout this year, accompanying us on the pro-life mission trail, encouraging us, speaking with us, speaking of us, sharing with us, giving to us, praying with us and praying for us. 
To you we extend our heart-felt gratitude. 
You have given us the will and courage to continue to grow stronger and more resolute in this pro-life mission for Africa. 

May this holy season of Christmas bring to you and yours God's great gifts of grace and goodness.
And may your life be filled with the peace and joy of our Lord in the days and years ahead.