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April 27, 2012 (JUBA) - A South Sudan youth group on Friday vehemently rejected importation of what they described as western culture that allows same sex marriage, saying that South Sudan is a nation with culture, values and beliefs.

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In 2010 South Sudan president, Salva Kiir said that Homosexuality will not be accepted in southern Sudan.

In the interview with Radio Netherlands Worldwide Kiir said: "It [homosexuality] is not in our character [...] it is not there and if anybody wants to import it to Sudan [...] it will always be condemned by everybody."

Speaking before South Sudan’s independence in July last year Kiir promised democracy, equality and justice for everyone in the new nation but made an exception for homosexuals, saying that gay people would not be accepted.

Kiir’s position chimes with that of the Sudan Africa National Union (SANU) whose leaders spoke against homosexuality on Friday.

Speaking at a cultural heritage center Martin Oduho Adlino, an executive youth member with SANU said "our thoughts and actions are dictated by such culture, values and standards and those unnatural human activities that are not in conformity with our culture and beliefs cannot therefore be entertained”.

Adlino while complained that there was too much talk about the rights of gays and lesbians in the western countries including countries in Africa.

"We do not want to hear and do what is done by other others because South Sudan is a country known for its culture, morals and conscience cannot provide sanctuary for such engagements."

James Mawut Lueth, a member of South Sudan’s governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in a separate interview with Sudan Tribune on Friday said he supported the position of the SANU youth leadership against same-sex marriage practices in line with the young country’s religious and cultural beliefs.

“Our cultures condemns in the most serious terms same sex marriage, so also our religions, Christianity and Islam in particular. This is premised on the principle that the human race must guarantee the production and reproduction of human beings. Once a human being is born by a family and taken care of by society, he or she is under obligation to also constitute a natural family to produce other humans. It is by so doing that we are grateful to the family that gave us birth and society in general for ensuring our living”, said Lueth who comes from Warrap State.

James Tut a youth with South Sudan Democratic Forum (SSDF) equally sided with other youth members and that the scriptures reveal that societies in countries that practiced same sex marriage are experiencing difficulties because a large part of the society are angering God.

“Entertaining such practices in our society means we risk facing the same destiny like those societies in western worlds. In addition, the good morals and values that shapes our society and made it conducive for co-existence of humans will be corroded and eventually erased”, said Tut.

"I am therefore in full agreement with the youth leadership that there will be no room for the same sex marriage in South Sudan. We hope that people will be versed in our history to know where we came from so that we can know where we are going to.”

Reverend Faustino Wel of the Anglican Church of Sudan commended youth position on the same sex marriage and argued that the practice lacks a cultural or religious basis.

“Let us always bear in mind that the world and all its materials are not eternal. We came from the Lord without our knowledge and will return to Him with our knowledge. And creation is for a purpose, which must be fulfilled. Our failure to fulfill the mission of creation means that destruction awaits us in the end. The South Sudan cannot afford to be part of the societies and people who wish to earn the anger of the creator and his lethal punishment."

"Our culture in diversity opens the doors for all and sundry, but gays and lesbians and others whose actions, thoughts and conscience are by it not progressive and are opposed to the Divine Will cannot be entertained”, he explained.

The issue of homosexuality is a taboo throughout most of the continent and many African states have legislated laws to make it a crime.

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  • 30 April 2012 06:38, by DeltaBravo

    IN FRONT OF GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISSAC AND JACOB.

    WE DON’T NEED IT AND WE WILL NEVER LET IT HAPPENED ON OUR WATCH. PLEASE FOR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO LIVE IN SOUTH SUDAN. COME OUT MASSIVELY TO REJECT SUCH SINFUL ACT. IT IS ABOMINATION FOR A MAN TO MARRY A MAN. THAT IS NOT WHAT WE WERE FIGHTING FOR. WE NEED TO MARRY OUR GIRLS TO MULTIPLY AS GOD SAY IN THE BIBLE. OUR CULTURE, OUR RELIGION, OUR PRIDE.

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    • 30 April 2012 07:06, by Dinkawarrior

      We are now in critical time to defense our country from the so called Arab Sisters whom united against us while you’re talking shit on such a shameful thing! This is a time to pray so that the Almighty God brings people together to fight the common enemy rather than ourselves! Lord hears our pray! Oh God have mercy on yours people of South Sudan!

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      • 30 April 2012 07:24, by dinkdong

        You are f**king funny. They might be shameful, but we must talk about them to make them unshameful. Don’t forget, this is another war. A war like the one we are fighting at the border. Since we are fighting for democracy, these things will come along with it and we must start fighting against them starting right now

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      • 30 April 2012 11:05, by Loko El Pollo

        EQUATORIANS ARE MORE THEN GAYS.THAT IS THE REASON DINKA MARRIED MANY OF THEIR WOMAN.GO TO THEIR PARTIES AND YOU WILL FIND MEN KISSING EACH OTHER.

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    • 30 April 2012 10:09, by siddaw

      TO JALABY.

      Quit from this site. nothing that concern you in our affairs. join your govt which is full of these kind of same sek marraiges.......

      shame on you.

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  • 30 April 2012 06:47, by Thiang Geka

    "Well done is better than well said" Ok if agreed all of us that importing foriegn cultures to South Sudan is danger to our this rich culture, why don’t we prevent everything? The President should acts.

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  • 30 April 2012 06:51, by Waucity

    Why are you even talking of same sex marriage, why?....It is you, reporter that is so filthy right now...You brought unheard of issue in to the public, and why are you calling it western culture, you don’t west has done its best in trying to stop these people...Just shut up and find out the truths before you write...Stupid Journalist..You talk of little things, you are a shame to Southern Sudan

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  • 30 April 2012 06:55, by Madina Tonj

    Those who want to spread same sex marriage for whatever, democractic system, they must be very careful in South Sudan. There are strong cultures otherwise, Southern Sudanese people would have been converting all to Islam religion in Sudan but because of that, they resisted till they lost 2.5 million lives and finally separation when CPA was made by both sides.

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  • 30 April 2012 06:58, by Waucity

    You see, there are no same sex couples in Southern Sudan, I thought the reporter would say that so and so has become gay or lesbian, but the reporter has no example of that, so why talk about this...By talking about something you are actually inform people who were not aware..stupid

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    • 30 April 2012 07:07, by Dinkawarrior

      We are now in critical time to defense our country from the so called Arab Sisters whom united against us while you’re talking shit on such a shameful thing! This is a time to pray so that the Almighty God brings people together to fight the common enemy rather than ourselves! Lord hears our pray! Oh God have mercy on yours people of South Sudan!

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  • 30 April 2012 07:10, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    White man is trying to educate Africa about their abusive behaviour to African Minded. It should have been ask, are they trying to educate us about what they do? I have observed Singles African immigrant men are suffering with abusive behaviour due to their loneliness stay in western world. They are trying to create hatred among African innocent people who does not name for it. Trying to influenc

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  • 30 April 2012 07:10, by mosa mel

    Who bring this topic first? Who is gay in South Sudan. Do you have gay in South Sudan? I think the person raise that topic is gay if not those who waste their time to discuss it are those encourage this kind of attitudes.

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  • 30 April 2012 07:15, by dinkdong

    Here we go. Probably our nieghbors - the Ugandans. They are the one trying to contaminated us with every disease they got. Since we depend on the Western help, it is going to happen. That’s always the case. They always give the condition to accept theirs culture which include the same-sex marriage or die of hunger.

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    • 30 April 2012 07:56, by Malou Manyiel

      Gentlemen,

      I swear in God! I will be the first person to kill a first gay in South Sudan. Am serious!!!!

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      • 30 April 2012 08:15, by dinkdong

        I felt you Malou. Nobody like this white people culture, but we must acknowledge the root cause of this taboo coming into our lives. As long as we need modern education, democracy and other good life styles of the west, we should know these things walk hand in hand with thing like same-sex marriage. However, it will be up to you to kill someone because he/she is gay or lesbiane

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  • 30 April 2012 07:47, by Martin Kat

    brothers and sisters don’t think that this western culture of the same- sex marriage will be practic in South Sudan. I think there will be no any young man will marriage other young man here in S Sudan as well as girls. God create man and woman. Don’t worried no young man will enjoy sex with the same sex because it is too difficult for us how can another man pass his sperm into other man’ s rectum

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  • 30 April 2012 08:50, by Waucity

    It is not western CULTURE, I live here in the western and I swear auothorities have done their best...They became gentle when members of gay and lesbian where being targated and killed by criminals...This journalist is the one to be blame right now, you can educate people, but you don’t right a report to the public, filthy Journalists have run out of stories to tell...Gun to this Journalist head..

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    • 30 April 2012 09:23, by Loko El Pollo

      NOT ONLY IN SAUDIA ARABIA.DON’T WALK ALONE AT NIGHT WITH SHORT IN KHARTOUM.THE HORNEY ARAB MEN HIDE IN THE ALLEYS TO RAPE POOR MEN AND LEFT THEM CRYING.ARABS WILL FUCK ANYTHINGS EVEN THE TREE BARKS.

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  • 30 April 2012 08:54, by Udukcana.J

    better to know the position of south sudan on same-sex marriage than not taking position on the issue.Talking about gays,doesn’t make people gays;isntead its about telling people that the word around us is changing and some changes don’t fit in our culture.South sudan is a nation and any globle topics that matter should be talked about in south sudan too.

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    • 30 April 2012 09:02, by Kurnyel

      Why are you objecting Homosexuality? It is because you don’t want it publically, you Dinka have been practicing it and then you get compensation with black cow.

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      • 30 April 2012 09:33, by Loko El Pollo

        ARE YOU STILL FOLLOWING MR LIAR MUSTAFA TO GIVE YOU ANOTHER BLACK COW FOR KICKING OUT SPLA OUT OF HEGLIIQ IN TEN DAYS?.OH YES, MY SOURCES HAD RUMOURED MUSTAFA TO BE DYING OF AIDS HE CONTRACTED WHILE DOING A MALE BILLY GOAT.WHICH WAS TO BE BUCHERED FOR SELL.

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      • 30 April 2012 21:29, by panom lualbil

        FOOL fucking ass arab, DONT you know DINKA men are polygamies. You can get busy with another wife when others pregnant and breastfeending wheras arabs are monogamies. You dont even wearunder because you clean ass every second to be fuck clean by another man. Dont you think people dont know you?

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        • 30 April 2012 22:01, by panom lualbil

          Correction: do you think people dont know you?

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  • 30 April 2012 09:00, by Udukcana.J

    If we don’t talk about it publicly,how would the world know that we don’t want it in our country? don’t blame journalists for bringing up this topics.better to equip your self with knowledge about any issue before its too late.

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  • 30 April 2012 12:05, by Samzil-Messiah 2

    The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage Is Mostly Common In Countries That Practise Sharia Law...Such As Sudan,Let Us Therefore Leave It To The Gay Arabs In Khartoum.

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    The Gay Saudi Arabia Prince That Allegedly Beat His Manservant To Death And Was Jailed For Life Is Called...PRINCE SAUD ABDULAZZIZ BIN NASEER...The Gay Prince Is Related To The Faggot Mohammed Ali...Abo Jalaby Jalabia....North Sudan And Also The Bitchass Omer Bashir...Haha!Gayass Bitches Trying To Be Be Real Men Like Us.

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  • 30 April 2012 15:42, by Majak Mawien

    I would likes to aware S.Sudanese in diaspora not to adapt this acts of homosexuallity which total against our believes.
    Don,t worry my people it is we to accept and reject, for what I know it cannot and will never happen in our nation till the end of the world. If I,m not wrong this should not be discussed at all we cannot waste time on nonsenses. it has alot of disadvantages.

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  • 30 April 2012 15:46, by Majak Mawien

    I commpleted rejected this and should have to protest against it.

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  • 30 April 2012 20:53, by panom lualbil

    OH GOD THE FATHER, THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE SON JESUS CHRIST I’M asking YOU, whoever brought this TOPIC of SAME-SEX-MARRIAGE into our country SOUTH SUDAN,is an idiot evil and he/she immediately deserve to death by your power. Please help your ppl in south sudan not get lost LORD. Forgive me though Lord for anything I did wrong as I’M asking you for evils. THANK YOU LORD.

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  • 30 April 2012 22:59, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    Our grandparents have not promise us somethings like this! Youth in Southern Sudan should totally reject it and continue talking on how to build the country, those words are for the people who want to know the acknowledage of sins. And the reward of sins. Don’t waste time on this issues, it’s unproduction compaign.Their children didn’t give birth some kids.Don’t give the evil some chance in us.

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    • 1 May 2012 00:30, by allan

      homosexually is all arab shit not our problem we shouldnt even waste our time talk abt

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  • 8 July 2012 17:57, by Unggrabb

    Homophobia is by definition pushed by males uncertain about their own sexuality.
    Live and let live, if you are heterosexual, fine, enjoy life
    if you are homosexual, fine, enjoy life.
    .
    The United Nations issued its first condemnation of discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people on Friday, in a cautiously-worded declaration hailed by supporters including the US as a historic moment

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