Ethiopians had earlier condemned gay marriage in strongest of terms and warned U.S President Barack Obama not to raise the topic during his ongoing three-day visit tothe country.
Scores of Ethiopians aired their opinions on social media on Sunday, July 26, after a rainbow appeared in the sky as Obama's plane attempted to land at the Bole International Airport - with many interpreting the rainbow as a sign that the Obama is not welcome in the country.
They described him as evil for legalizing same-sex marriage.
an Ethiopian wrote on Facebook.
Another user said:
The US President had departed Kenya on Sunday, where he urged equal rights for homosexuals, but Kenyan President, was quick to counter the statement, saying same-sex marriage is against the Kenyan culture and tradition. He added that there are better issues to focus on than gay rights.
Similarly, the Ethiopian law forbids gay activities. It attracts up to 15 years imprisonment.
It is believed that Obama, who is the first serving US President to visit Ethiopia, will also push gay agenda in the country.
Citizens have however continued to reject the idea online.a user said, while another welcomed the President but asked him to