Despite Hillary Clinton’s pro-gay marriage stance, a philanthropic organization associated with the Clintons reportedly took millions of dollars between 2010 and 2015 from a church which staunchly condemns homosexual practices. It’s leader asserted homosexuality comes “from the devil.”
The Daily Mail reported that the Clinton Health Access Initiative took between $1 million and $10 million from Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) Health Services. The CBC issued a statement in December 2013 which affirmed their position on human sexuality:
As a church we uphold the principle that marriage is celebrated between a man and a woman. We also uphold the principle that sexual intercourse outside marriage, sexual promiscuity, adultery, homosexuality, sexual exploitation, same sex marriage, incest, and sexual perversion contradict God’s purpose for human sexuality.
Other donors to the Clinton Health Access Initiative include Bill and Melinda Gates and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
As Bloomberg News points out, the Democratic presidential candidate’s position on the issue has wavered in the last 15 years. In 2000, Hillary said she believed marriage was between a man and a woman. In 2006, her position was that it was up to the states. Eight years ago, she was “positive about civil unions.” Now she has affirmed a pro-gay marriage stance.
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The CBC’s president, Joe Chebonkeng, told CameroonWeb last year:
[The idea of homosexuality] is coming from the devil because it is not prescribed by the Bible which means that if you practise unorthodox things, these are things that are coming from the dark world and they know what they do with such things, because, it is unthinkable. Only recently, Cameroonians began to know that a man can get married to a man. And many people confront me to ask what it means for a man to get married to a man? You begin to imagine some devilish type of a thing. I think that Cameroonians should be resolute on issues of homosexuality and these are not practices that are common in our societies. These are imported ideas, imported ways of life which are alien to our society. It is time Africans spoke out on this ill.
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