Nigerian Christians condemn US on same-sex marriage

Nigerian Christians condemn US on same-sex marriage

Mfonobong Akpan

Umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday condemned the United States Supreme Court decision on Friday to legalize gay marriage across the 50 states of the United States of America which has generated concern among Christians across the globe who believe that marriage should be reserved for one man and one woman.

In a telephone interview, the National Secretary of CAN, Rev. Musa Asake said the US decision shows how low human beings are trying to avert the original plan of God for marriage which is between a man and a woman.

Asake said it is absurd for anybody to come up today to tell a different thing other than that instituted by God before the foundation of the world.

“Same-sex marriage is un-biblical, it is not right, it is uncalled for and our politicians must be very careful so that they don’t tow the line of the West because if we do we will just be destroying ourselves.

“There is just no way, you can unite a man and another man in marriage. Where will procreation come from? If that was the practice those people advocating the practice would not have been around today. So it’s against God’s original plan for creation and it’s not good,” he maintained.

The CAN scribe therefore enjoined Nigerian politicians to tread carefully, stressing that the nation had already enacted a law criminalising same-sex relationships defying pressure from Western governments to respect gay and lesbian rights.

According to Rev. Asake, “nobody should tamper with that law which prescribed 14 years imprisonment for anybody engaged in any same-sex amorous relationship. It is not the right part, it’s not our culture; it is not good for our religious stance, it’s disgusting to even think of it.

“I want the government of the day and politicians generally to be very careful not to plunge this country into darkness,” he said, noting that the same-sex marriage being recommended by Western nations is not good for our families, it’s un-cultural and unwelcome here.

The government of the day, he maintained, should close its eyes and it’s ears to an America that is going down the drain.

Also responding, chairman of Christian Association in the South South, Archbishop God-do-well Avwomakpa described the US Supreme Court’s decision as an error against humanity.

“He said Nigeria had made the world to “believe that there’s a God that answers prayers. That is why people are trying to pollute our relationship with God, so that we can agree that men should marry men and women should marry women. Even the animals in Nigeria forbid it. Also, the ancestors forbid it.”


Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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