India Supreme Court “affirms” decriminalization of gay sex

The Indian courts have finally grasped the nettle and articulated the reality that our African legislators, sadly, seem too obtuse to understand or accept.

Money quote from Box Turtle:

And referring to sculptures of Khajuraho, they determined that gay sex was not originally an offense to Indians, but that the laws prohibiting it were colonial imports from Britain.

Indeed, indeed, indeed.

It is foolish, stubborn if not ignorant to fail to understand that gay sex (and homosexuality by extension) was not an offense to Africans or to anyone else … until the white man invaded them, wielding his Bible and the gun.

“We have travelled a distance of 60 years. Now it is test-tube babies, surrogate mothers. They are called discoveries. Is it in the order of nature? Is there carnal intercourse?” the judges said

That is the sad irony of it all: Africans are now running to the Bible ( a colonial import) to justify a cultural reality that never was, never would have been if the missionaries hadn’t brought the Bible. When you hear an African talking about how homosexuality is against his/her culture, you have to wonder how ignorant these [mostly] educated people can be. Or dense. Or simply … deliberately delusional.

India decriminalized homosexuality in 2009. Their Supreme Court has been listening to the arguments for and against that decision.