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Sexual Colonialism: The New Legacy of Western Elitism

  1. Sexual Colonialism: The New Legacy of Western Elitism
  2. Why is the US Government Exporting Sexual Identity Politics?
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Because God designed human beings for relationship, marriage is the bedrock of any society. God intends marriages to produce children and steward the earth. A healthy society requires whole and healthy families. Perhaps the best way to destroy a nation is to destroy her families.

Our increasingly amoral world seeks to normalize illicit sexual behavior, seriously weakening the concept of the traditional family and undermining the health of families. As a result, God’s beautiful design for human sexuality is perverted into ugliness: sex slavery, sex tourism, human trafficking in brides, female infanticide, female gendercide, abortion, anti-natal lifestyles, child neglect, and moral acceptance of gay, lesbian, and transsexual “lifestyles.”

Now the battle has taken a new egregious twist: sexual colonialism.

A few years ago a friend in Central America showed me a fax from an international agency pressuring his country’s government to establish laws allowing so-called “same sex marriage.” Since then, as I travel in the developing world, I hear more and more stories of international initiatives to change the historic, traditional, and Biblical definition of marriage: one man and one woman. In most developing countries, poverty, corruption, abuse of children and women, malnutrition, illiteracy, and low life expectancies are among the most critical problems facing nations. And yet, some of these nations are being pressured to promote “lifestyles” considered by Western elites to be sophisticated and cutting edge.

The latest example? On June 17, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a “gay rights” resolution recognizing the moral legitimacy of gay, lesbian, and transgender behaviors. The measure was pushed by the U.S. State Department, and the European Union, against the wishes of the world’s more traditional societies.

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Our good friend and co-laborer from Uganda, Stephen Langa, has written a critical paper (see the link below) that explores this theme of sexual colonialism. For generations, Western nations exploited the global South with political and economic colonialism. Now the West is using its political and economic muscle to export corrupt sexual practices to the nations of the South. Stephen’s paper documents this Western offense and asks the question, Where is the American church in the fight against sexual colonialism? Stephen’s question applies to sexual slavery as well, and, for that matter to every form of sexual abuse. They are all abhorrent.

If we would see the West survive and the South develop, we must be people who promote, through our words and godly modeling, the absolute significance and beauty of the traditional family.

– Darrow Miller

Resisting Sexual Colonialism by Stephen Langa


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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).


  1. michael and natalie boyer

    April 8, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    Brother, we are moving to Latin America as missionaries and will be in Costa Rica this August for at least a year of Language training. We have had an increased burden for the women and children being crushed by human/sex trafficking and are very thankful for your book on “Nurturing the Nations.” Wondered if you might have any statistics, info, contacts, or ideas of how we might make a stand for Christ in Latin America, beginning in Costa Rica, against this evil? Please let us know.

    • admin

      April 9, 2014 - 3:04 pm

      Hello, Michael and Natalie,

      Thank you for your response and inquiry. I cannot point you to any names in Costa Rica, but in other Latin American countries we have many partners and affiliates.

      For contact information for our DNA partners in Latin America, please go to our AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS page and see the Latin America names and contact information there.

      Also, not on the page:
      • Jairo and Catalina Diaz Moscoco, in Colombia, diazmoscoso@hotmail.com.
      • Jose Curiel, in Mexico director@ywamguadalajara.org).

      I trust you will find some help in these contacts. Every blessing of Jesus Christ to you.

      Gary Brumbelow
      Editorial Manager