Nigeria's government goes after the homos
The president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, is about to make a trip to the U.S. while his elected officials are hell-bent on passing anti-gay legislation. The “Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act” has been approved by the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria and is heading to the national assembly for a vote. It’s is a cornucopia of hate, according to Human Rights Watch. (UKGayNews):
The bill calls for five years imprisonment for any person who “goes through the ceremony of marriage with a person of the same sex,” “performs, witnesses, aids or abets the ceremony of same sex marriage,” or “is involved in the registration of gay clubs, societies and organizations.”
It also prohibits any public display of a “same-sex amorous relationship,” as well as adoption by lesbian or gay people.
Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is clearly no friend of the homos. In fact, he has heaped praise on the Anglican bishops who have been steadfast in their intolerance of gays. (BBC):
Mr Obasanjo told the bishops he had followed “with keen interest your principled stand against the totally unacceptable tendency towards same-sex marriages and homosexual practice.”
“Such a tendency is clearly un-Biblical, unnatural and definitely un-African,” Mr Obasanjo, a born-again Christian, added in his speech to the conference in the commercial capital Lagos.
But back to this bill and its supporters. Look at this unhinged BS from Dr. Lateef Adegbite, secretary-general of Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), from a publication called Vanguard. The article is entitled WAR AGAINST GAYS, LESBIANS: We must use all we have to chase ‘em away, say clerics.
It sounds strange to the ears that a man and another man can get hooked up in a sexual relationship or that a woman and another woman can get to do the same. It is anti-Islam. It is an evil practice and Islamic religion is against it in all entirety. Islam is against homosexualism, lesbianism and sodomy. We are delighted with the quick way government rose to arrest the situation. It is a good thing that the world is kicking against it and Nigerians are opposed to the practice gaining grounds in our country. We Muslims are delighted with the legislation that has made it an illegal practice and a punishable offence in Nigeria. We support the action of government.
It is a commendable thing to do. But I want to add that passing a legislation is not just good enough. We should be vigilant in monitoring the lifestyles of our people and their relationships to ensure that such practices are exposed in Nigeria and that offenders get their due punishment. [And how are these folks different from our own AmTaliban?]
The practice is dirty. It’s incredible. It’s sinful and a crime against humanity and against God. It depicts the height of animalism in man and such should be tackled immediately so that the practice does not gain ground here in Nigeria.
And let me share one more bit of sad ignorance from the pulpit, the words of Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie. God help LGBT people in Nigeria, who have to deal with thinking like this.
All these stories are geared towards destroying the marriage institution. It’s very strange, indeed very absurd. How could a man and a man or woman and woman be in a sexual relationship? It’s crazy. This is a curse. All they (gays and lesbians) want to do is destroy the human race.
It is the same thing that made them to start using the condom. They call it family planning. People now want to have less children. So, they brought in the condom. Actually, there is a company that produces condom that wants to be located in Nigeria. They want to start producing condoms in Nigeria! That is besides the abortions they commit on daily basis.
Haven’t you also heard about people doing sex exchange? Men transform into women and women can become men! These are all targeted at destroying human life.
This makes you sick to your stomach to read such garbage.