first thing is , as you said too, it is hard to make order in a post that contains three subjects: Christianity of Tafari Makonnen, Bible authority, women's discrimination and homosexuality. I have to reply in this topic, but I hope no one will do the same after me, and so it would be better that if one would go on, may open another topic, or contact me at : email@example.com , also with msn messenger.
For these reason I'll try to be short. About the authority of the Bible and the Teaching of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie the First: He has told us the Bible in a few word, wile reminding hte Patriarchs, the Sacrifice of Jesus, and many other things. Also pointing that Ethiopia has got one of the oldest version of It, presenting many Bibles to the students and gloryfing Himself in It, for He is Christ returned, King of Kings. This is about the relation Bible-Christianity-RastafarI. The general issue about the authority of the Book, I think would really go too much out of the topic.
Concerning the submission of women: Empress Menen was humbly submitted to His King, "as Sarah was to Abraham, so She was obedient to Me" wearing a veil as a sign of submition. This word doesn't mean slavery or right of the housband to beat her, but just the natural way of living as shown by the Most High, in which everyone carry out hisher duties for the community: the men for what they have to to since they are men, and the women for what the woman have to do. 1Corinthians 11. Remember : the man need the woman.
The women's condition in the Bobo camps, should not prejudice the behaviour towards the women of every other houses or way of hailing RastafarI. Those things are not required to be Holy, and should be done only if one would like to, not considering it as an order: maybe BoboPrincess do it with plaisure, just like the growing of locks, and that is appreciable, and useful.
Dear Sis, you said homosexuality is the realization (as I wrote too) of the sexual nature of gaymen. This explains nothing, in fact, many many children are grown badly, and because of the lacking of education they behave badly. This is quite natural, and they can go on and on till they die, behaving in this way.
Many can be the reasons of homosexuality, but you have quoted examples of evilous way of living, that has to be thrown out.
Ohters are born so, and I think that concerning this, I have already written my point of view in the posts above.
I have to say again , that there is no moral repression, or persecution against them. (or there should be none). I know you know that some sing "when we chant binghi babylon fall". When we chant binghi we chant against evil, and evil is what is not with God. It is disobedience and presumptuosity. We don't condamn anyone: we condamn evil. Who does evilous works, DOES WHAT we condamn, but we don't condamn HE WHO DOES. Non one has this right, not even the Angels (Jude Epistle, 9).
Homsexual as I said can't be put togheter all in the same group of people; look at my first words about the acknowledge of this fact. In Italy we say "non fare di tutta l'erba un fascio", and it means that for everything you have to examine its particularity, not claiming all to be the same. Even if no one upon the earth belonged to the first or to the second group, the distinction would remain among those who would be in, and those who would be out of those groups.
Kings and Queens I remind you all,again , my email adress, firstname.lastname@example.org, not to be your teacher, but to discuss with order on everything.
"This is not because of my righteousness, but because of Your Mercy, oh Lord". (Haile Selassie I)