O'Toole: Joining me today is Mr. Blake Onyango, Editor of the Kenyans Against Gays Blog at
http://kenyansagainstgays.wordpress.com. Welcome Blake!
Onyango: Hi Jonathan, I trust you've been in good health since our last communication on this subject.
O'Toole: Funny you should mention that; my health has improved dramatically in the past 12 months, but that's
another story. Great to finally interview you!
Onyango: ...allow me to apologise for my long silence since you wrote to me back in June about an interview.
I've been awfully busy with my professional work and the year just flew!
Nonetheless, I carefully read through your proposal and I like the approach. If its not too late, I would still wish to
share my story so that it can help advance the cause of all those who've stood up to the anti-God homosexual
movement across the world.
O'Toole: It's not too late.
Onyango: Let me start by giving you a brief background of how my blog work began. It was back in January
2007, when out of sheer curiosity I decided with a friend to visit the World Social Forum which was for the first
time being held in Nairobi, at the Kasarani International Stadium.
O'Toole: What stood out for you during the visit?
Onyango: For the first time in Kenya's history, an organisation lobbying for the de-criminalisation and
acceptance of homosexuality had set up a huge tent at the stadium without any fear of arrest! Out of great
fascination with this audacity, I walked into the tent and decided to engage the organisers on why they had taken
this boldly outrageous step in a country where homosexual behaviour was deemed by the overwhelming majority
to be depraved. Their answers, couched in "human rights" language were not convincing and many were simply
a rehash of gay propaganda already prevalent in western countries which affirmed homosexuality as a legal
identity akin to race.
O'Toole: Disgusting, but I'm not surprised.
Onyango: I was also disgusted with this comparison. Right there, I vowed to start an online campaign to
educate Kenyans on what was going on. I intended to use my education, access to research material on
homosexuality, to greatly enlighten Kenyans on the grave dangers posed by homosexual behaviour,
consequences of its legitimisation in society, and promotion tactics to expect from the western funded gay
lobbies already operating in the country. I was convinced the best way for Kenyans to reject the vice was to be
fully armed with information so as to confront the promoters with facts and not mere rhetoric based on their
natural aversion to the vice. Heck, I was even going to name the people and the organisations behind
homosexual promotion in the country without any fear. I was going to start a serious debate about the wisdom of
accepting such lifestyles into our country.
O'Toole: "Blake Onyango" is an alter-ego of sorts, isn't he?
Onyango: Well, because of my sensitive position working with both government and several organisations from
the western countries (several which already have same-sex marriage), I couldn't come out publicly with my true
identity armed with my well researched information. I also discovered that sympathisers of homosexuality were
already seated in high government offices, including two cabinet Ministers, several members of parliament who
were all said to be active practitioners of the vice. With the huge funding from the evil forces promoting the vice
from the West, I realised it would be foolhardy for me to expose my family to this clear danger. A blog platform
provided the perfect anonymity that I needed to talk openly and candidly about the subject.
O'Toole: I see...
Onyango: So within days of launching the blog http://kenyansagainstgays.blogspot.com, Kenyans started
registering their views on it against the brazen promotion of homosexuality by the Forum. The Sunday Nation
newspaper of 28th January 2007, from the most dominant local media house, detailed the launch of the blog
indicating that a serious backlash against the homosexual attempt to launch a legitimization campaign had
started from ordinary Kenyans.
O'Toole: The blog became fairly popular, didn't it?
Onyango: Yes, from that time, the blog took off in terms of popularity. I gave free voice to both supporters of
homosexual normalization and Kenyans who were convinced it was insane to accept and celebrate such a
perverted lifestyle. Surprisingly, a substantial number of regular visitors and commentators were coming in way
beyond Kenya and Africa, and from all corners of the world. I did not do any moderation believing that free
speech was the best way to counter the gay propaganda repeated at the blog from visitors, especially from
Europe and America. The only thing I couldn't stand was comments of people calling for the killing of
homosexuals. But I strongly advocated for their jailing - 14 years under the current Kenyan laws.
O'Toole: I've typed the blog into my browser while we're chatting, and the link is dead. What happened?
Onyango: Well, by January 2009, after two years of regular posts educating Kenyans on all the health hazards,
dangers to our children and other consequences of mainstreaming homosexual behaviour, the blog was
registering an average of 90 to 100 comments per post. Thats when Google, the owners of blogger, decided to
shut it down. It was such a cowardly move on their part. Instead of being neutral in the debate, it was clear where
their true sympathies lay - after several media reports of their contribution to gay causes in America.
O'Toole: But you didn't give up?
Onyango: No! I opened the current blog under Wordpress thereafter
(http://kenyansagainstgays.wordpress.com), and I managed to transfer some important posts for the sake of
keeping a public record of the debate and crucial information on what the homosexual movement was up to.
Because I have a great passion for the subject, I wish could post more prolifically on emerging developments in
this moral war (Americans wrongly label it the "culture wars") but my busy work schedule often gets in the way.
O'Toole: What would you say is the most important thing to note in your story?
Onyango: Well, at some point, I went through a gradual change in the way I wrote and viewed people engaged
in the behaviour. Having started out from a purely secular and usually derogatory perspective of homosexuality, I
gradually started realising that many homosexuals were themselves originally victims of the vice and were mostly
trapped in this deadly lifestyle. This was from the end of 2009 where you could say I discovered the fear of our
Creator God as revealed in the Bible. God transformed me in that I began cutting down on my hostile language
and indeed started becoming more sympathetic with homosexuals opposed to my views.
O'Toole: How did this affect your sense of the gravity; the vicious nature of the act of sodomy?
Onyango: I did not compromise on the fact that homosexuality remained a morally wrong behaviour that God
viewed as an abomination in His created order. No matter what the liberal media and so-called pseudo
scientists in the west were saying, Romans chapter 1 remains ever true on what happens to nations that
O'Toole: So let me play "devil's advocate." Why do you go around denouncing the president of the USA? Why is
it your business? You're not American.
Onyango: Well herein lies my vocal denunciation of President Obama, despite his mostly racial based and
ignorant support in Kenya and much of Africa. The latest push for homosexual normalization as you well know
is being driven actively from his office and the US State department by Secretary Hilary Clinton. The UK led
by PM David Cameron has also come out strongly for homosexuality this past year. African nations have for now
boldly stood up to their combined bullying to legitimise homosexuality as part of their aid package. It doesn't get
any lower than that.
O'Toole: What do you expect in the future from the Kenyan government? Do you expect them to continue to
Onyango: I fear the Kenya government's silence on the matter is just too loud and I suspect dirty deals are being
made to push through the same onto the country, especially now that we have a Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga,
said to be a homosexual himself, who is hell bent on forcing through its legitimisation through judicial activism.
Lets pray and watch that space.
O'Toole: Thank you for your time, Blake! I look forward to working with you in the future.
Interview with Blake Onyango
of "Kenyans Against Gays"