Interesting topic. A delicate one. Patrice Malidoma Some's book "Of water and the Spirit" is one of my favorite books. I was deeply moved and inspired by it.
That being said, I think one must approach this subject wisely. As in all things, I tend to look at the world from "behind the spectacles of Ethiopia" (Afrikan worldview) and InI know for a fact that:
- AFU-RA-KA (Africa before western or Islamic invaders) never EVER promoted homosexuality as a NORM. As compared to babylon (greeks/romans) who not only promoted it as a norm, but celebrated it as DIVINE. Sex with a woman was simply for procreation but "Agape Love" (highest most divine GOD love) was between 2 males, preferably young boys.
FIYAH BURN DAT!
- Our ancestors were not vague about the Natural Laws and balance between male/female relationships and principles. They left those written in stone for us to remember. All aspects of ini culture and living was recorded on monuments, in medu neter(sacred texts), art and oral tradition. If homosexuality as we know it in the west was a norm, there surely would be something reflecting this. Our ancestors overstood the sacred balance of the Original Holy Trinity: Male + Female = ANKH/LIFE.
As opposed to the western Father/Son/Holy Ghost and their all male heaven. ALL MALE! Certainly not a heaven our ancestors would even imagine, let alone wish for! LOL!
INI celebrate natural life, love and children. It is a divine blessing unto InI.