Adaobi Okwy: Really, why do gays scare us? (Y! Superblogger)

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  • http://ynaija.com Sadiq muhammed

    Miss Adaobi,I sincerely think u are drunk,No hard feelings….Being gay is inhuman….Remember ur body is also a temple of God…Thank u and God bless….

  • Tony

    Are u gay? And who told u your body is your body.are u the 1 that created yourself? My friend lesbianism and homosexual is bad and forbidden in the sight of God

  • Desmond

    @Sadiq muhammed no he isn’t drunk there is nothing inhuman about being gay or lesbian.with all due respect the only Man who judge us is GOD..where do another human being get off judging another…if u know what GOD wants I suggest u read JOHN 3v16:”for GOD so loved the world that he gave his begotten SON that WHOEVER(gay or straight)believes in him shldnt perish but have eternal life” Look deeply in ths Verse and see what I mean before u involve GOD in this

  • Uche

    @Adaobi, from all u av said, u av only implied that gay is a sin but we should not judge as we r all sinners! Can u repent from being gay?

  • benet

    Okwy,that a disease is genetic does not make it normal. There are certain ailments like Downs syndrome,this is genetic,where children have an extra X or is it Y chromosome. Do we now say because it is genetic it is ok. If you try to justify being gay by arguing that they are two adults therefore it should disturb no one what they do with there bodies.Will it hurt you if your brother & mother fall in love with each other & decide to act on it by dating & all that go with it? Let us assume your mother is not of child bearing age,so you do not argue that they may bear deformed offsprings.

    • borjie

      The last time i checked people don’t send children with Down syndrome to prison or pass laws that criminalize their very existence. I also find it extremely ignorant that you would compare homosexuality to incest or rape. Incest involves people who share the same blood. Homosexuality doesn’t. So please lets stop all this hypocrisy and conscious blindness and ignorance.

      • benet

        Okwy argued that since being gay has some genetic connotation it is beyond the victims to choose their sexual orientation so society must accept them as they are,I had to make her realise that an illness is genetic does not make it okay.A cure is still required.Blood relatives or not what difference does it make? The world is on a journey of moral decline & it’s only a matter of time before blood relatives ask for the right to have sex if they so desire. People like you who follow the ‘western’ crowd will be here again championing that cause,arguing as you do today that these are two adults with the right to do with their bodies as they please.Me blind?Until now,I thot it was obvious to all that it is your kinds shortcoming.

        • borjie

          But that is exactly the problem: This notion that homosexuality is a Western “Problem” is the reason why people like Adaobi and other reasonable people have to write articles like this. HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT WESTERN! IT IS HUMAN! There has been numerous articles, which show with the help of thorough research that homosexuality existed in many precolonial African societies, such as the Azande tribe in Congo and in Lesotho, and in some cases were totally accepted by these societies. It was actually the Europeans/Arabians who criminalized it with the help of their religion and moral ideologies. The difficult truth for most Africans to accept is that there is currently little left of the so called African culture: From our names, to the way we dress. The influence of the “Western crowd” as you describe them, is visible and accepted in most present day African societies. We only call on our so called African culture, tradition and religion when we are not in accordance with an ideology or a standpoint.

          So please lets look for more reasonable and sound arguments to support our anti-LGBT points of view and drop the whole “it is un-african. It is Western” argument.

        • borjie

          And one more thing: The fact that something is genetic, doesn’t mean it is an illness. The colour of your skin, the shape of your nose are all genetic, but they are definitely not a sign of illness. So HOMOSEXUALITY IS GENETIC, BUT NOT AN ILLNESS! And by the way “moral decline” is subjective. There are some religious extremists who believe that the use of the computer and internet is a sign of moral decadence. So according to them you, Benet, are morally decadent. But i’m sure you wouldn’t agree with this people. You would call it technological advancement. So what gives you the right to call to question another person’s morality.

  • Nobodie

    According to the Bible, homosexuality is a sin. So is not treating your body like a temple. Also, ladies should have their heads covered. In Deuteronomy, a marriage is only valid if the woman is a virgin, she should be executed if she’s not, and the anyone who commits adultery should be stoned to death. I assume for homosexuality, you’re referring to Levi. 18:6 “you shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female, its an abomination”. Leviticus is a holiness code written 3000 years ago (and I emphasise 3000 years). It also includes prohibition against round haircuts, tattoos, working on sabbath, wearing garments of mixed fabrics, eating pork or shellfish, getting your fortune told and even playing with the skin of a pig. I believe in morality, which is doing right regardless of what I’m told as opposed to religion which is doing what I’m told regardless of what is right. You’re welcome to your own interpretation of the Bible, but for me, I need more than “the Bible says so” to justify certain things in this world and certainly to judge them.

  • borjie

    Well done Adaobi! Nice article.