Opinion: Why you should be worried about Nigeria’s anti-gay law

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  • Miss Sanusi

    God bless you. I hope Nigerians will be able to read this and see reason

  • mike obot

    Sorry this is nonsence and a complete waste of time. We have serious problems to solve in this country of which homosexualism, lessbienism etc does not figure among them.

  • http://frayedsynapses.wordpress.com wesley nwafor

    Look, I for one have had to bear over insistent passes from homosexuals since I was nine so forgive me being a little biased. They are an unnatural phenomenom and your opening line suggesting a christ like approach “he without sin cast not the first stone” is a fraud cause your twisting it to suit your purposes. Sodom and gomorah was burnt to the ground for the act which you neither support nor reject.
    But I understand what you mean and see how letting the goverment do this could affect us(me) later. I honestly do not care for them(gays) and would be near suicidal to be cursed with a gay child. Its pure peversion like paedophilia or necrophilia. Maybe prison is extreme , maybe some kinda of rehabilitation program like “alcohol anonymous” for drunkards but instead you have goverment paid “sex workers” tease and shag them back to normal (joking) but u get my point. :) forget religion stare at the obvious, if we were meant to be gays we woulda evolved to being just one specie.

  • wale

    What a thot provoking piece? Let me add this to it, how can people who are morally bankrupt make such law and sleep soundly at nite? Is homosexuality the most pressing issue in dis country? We are chasing after irrelevant matters, when issues like no light, bad roads, no jobs, proverty, boko haram and the mother of it all corruption ( most especially in govt.) Abound. The other day the head of pension board stole money and was he sent to jail for 14years? What I say is this, the legislators should leave homosexuality to society to deal wit and dey should face the more important issues affecting dis country

  • segun

    As far as I’m concerned, in a DEMOCRATIC setting; majority has the FINAL say. If the majority say they do NOT certain practices to exist within their society, such unwanted practices have to go ! In Nigeria, MAjORITY say NO to GAY, so, GAY has to go ! If GOD had supported GAY, HE wouldn’t have created both sexes in the first place !

  • kelly

    Mr Ayo, it is a pity you took your time , energy and will power to write this beautiful nonsense. Though I must commend your line of reasoning but your arguments are just baseless and unthinkable. Gays and homosexuals pose a serious threat to our youths and the society at large, i have been a victim of a serious assaults by gay men, i was able to resist because of the value i have in myself. So many will fall for so many reasons like money, affluence, connections and power. These guys can promise you heaven on earth just to get you in their corner. Open your eyes and see the danger ahead if this action is not taken to curb this ill called homosexuality.

    • Nucreed

      God bless you Ireke Amoji! God bless you real good for that comment.

      Mr Ayo, I pray that the light of Christ will be illuminated upon you.

  • allenjay

    The same laws that see robbery has crime is seeing being gay as crime… that itself is not infringing on people’s right. Rather it’s saying if you want to be in this society, comply to the rules of this society. Just like you must use a scarf if you are visiting the Emirate as a lady.

  • gozie james

    Why Consent should hold shallow meaning and understanding, when I read these article a news report pop in my mind about an incident that happened where two people who met on social networking site consent to an agreement that one should kill and eat the other, another is when a student consent to sleep with her lectural, then it leaves much to desire when it comes to consent and moral

  • jeroski!

    Wish we cud see and have a lil chat..expository but u missed a whole lot thus,unconvincing..jus2pick on 1..on ur religious argument,its amazing how u feel we shud hold on to Jesus’ words on ‘he being witout is..’, Yet,you don’t seem to believe in His theology that homosexuality is sin? Why not be objective instead of picking and choosing and being relative?dialectically,u r totally incorrect and wrong.if we shud hold dat doctrine as valid,then we shud hold each oda teaching he gives as valid too.

  • Oluwaseun

    Let me just pick to lines from your write-up. You mentioned the need for us to be reasonable and the fact that a law can be promulgated to protect people in a society. Now if you believe those two lines of thoughts then the case is simple. Is it reasonable to accept something that is unnatural as a natural behavior? I think the answer is a simple No! No matter the argument to the contrary. If we let go at anytime in being guided by Nature then we lose our basis for sane judgements-we simply lose order and control in society. Secondly, how best can government protect its citizens especially the young vulnerable population from absurdity, its by doing exactly what they have done, make a law against it. So that we all can have a frame of reference for judgement based on the natural order.

    • http://frayedsynapses.wordpress.com wesley nwafor

      Point!

  • Akanji Michael

    When we just look at a logical argiument from the realistic point of view, then this piece has a comment, but for the others i think i need to clarify some things, claiming that majority said no, pls, where is the opinion poll to show that, or did the legislatutors had feedback from their constituency on the bill? further, if we only look at the bill as an anti-gay bill is really a joke, the bill is against ay person that values his/her privacy, bcos when you hold your brother’s hand if you are a male it could be miscontrue ha public display of same sex amorous relationship, you can live wit a your friend in the same room if both of you are of the same sex and the landlord does not like you or wants to eject you, he can claim you both are homosexuals.equality is all about everyone being free and equal before the law.

  • atoloye fola

    Its funny how this writer tried as much as possible to make us see how unbiased he is, however, he wrote all the points that pointed us to why allowing gay laws stand is the ideal way our society will ‘advance’ and make all the wrongs become right once the anti gay law is reverted. Its funny how he even quotes Jesus’ speech so as to have a religious cover to show that being gay is the right thing to be. So he admits being gay is a sin and since we are all sinners, we are not right to cast the first stone. However, he forgets that after the people left magdalene and didn’t stone her, she was forgiven by Jesus and bible recorded that she didn’t commit the sin any longer, infact she became one of the most ardent follower of Christ.
    So if as a society we can’t claim to be holier than gays, atleast they should be ready to change their sinful ways after Jesus steps in. Or what do you think?

  • Pepstar

    I dnt blame the writer. I blame ur parents dat did nt teach you well! Hw can u tel me dat gay dnt affect the society. Imagine a gay trainin a child, what would they teach d child? Dat ladies are bad or dat guys are bad. They shuld increase the jail term to 30 years in prison.

    • pep.

      Did u even listen to urself before u typed that. WT do u know abt gay pple n how they raise their kids ? Afterall some heterosexual parents are closet fags n they still raise their kids well. And some straight couples don’t even no jack abt raising kids . And suddenly because someone is sexually attracted to d same sex doesn’t make him/her hate d opposite sex. Most gay guys are even more friendly to d opposite sex than straight guys I don’t see them telling their kids to hate girls!

  • http://yahoo.com sunday Alechenu

    Homosexual is a taboo, a sin that God will even shout from heaven on the persons commiting it & also curse the land the act was commited. Tufia kwa to anyone that support gay.

    • skit.

      1st of everyone is not gay so procreation would still take place wt or wtout this law being passed . So what’s ur point exactly ?

  • Vivian

    Mr writer,
    In the words of Jesus, He gave the woman opportunity of repentance and passing the law has no connection with the word of Jesus.

    On your legal argument, law & Morals are not the same but law is a moral backed with sanction. Law is made to protect the society, maintain order and sanity in the society. The law forbids you coming public, if u like do it in private but as soon as you are public about it, the law will take its course.

    Your moral position is not acceptable.

    Yes culture is dynamic but Nigeria as one cultural group, ethnicity aside but Nigeria as one body now, does not have lesbianism & homosexuality as her culture.
    It was the culture & practice of some group of people in Nigeria to kill human and eat their flesh, cannibalism, but the law intervened for public interest and to perform its function as law.
    All those cultures highlighted in the cultural argument are not general but particular to some group of persons who never agitated to be protected by the law. However, the law does not recognise those cultural practices.

    On your religious argument, if you study the Bible very well, you will understand that somethings in the old testament have been outlawed by the new testament. A muslim who drinks beer In a sharia or core Muslim state knows his fate. Like I said, your use of the word of Jesus in your argument is baseless. You can not live in sin and grace will abound!

    On your political argument, you can not fight evil with evil. And sanity can not come as magic but step by step. We know a lot has gone wrong bit we should not allow same sex marriage to be part of the things that have gone wrong. Good can only fight evil. Everything is important including law against same sex marriage. It is non-issue in anyway.

    In conclusion, I understand some much has gone wrong in Nigeria but we can not sit and watch things go wrong the more. People do a lot of wrong things but we won’t allow them if they want public recognition. We won’t allow them to defile the sanity, order or interest of the general public.
    The Legislators were on their own when a bill came for them to legalize same sex marriage but the opposite is now the case. So, the last paragraph of your political argument is baseless.

    People who propagate same sex marriage should allow the law be and practice their acts in the privacy of their individual lives but DON’T BE CAUGHT!
    Please send my comment to the writer of this article.

  • Vivian

    Moreso, are u a product of same sex marriage? What is the fate of children yet unborn?

  • Emy.

    Nice article. Good job. Y’all should read d article wt a plain unbiased mind.

  • Nucreed

    A good bible student wouldn’t be suprised…infact s\he should expect more of similar write-ups. And it will still get worse. Why? Cos the Word of God said so. I have no apologies, GOD is against immoral relations and all forms of sin. If you repent (i.e forsake sin and commit to godly living relying on His grace), He’s merciful and gracious to cleanse you wholly and help you live godly. If you remain in sin however, you’ll have only yourself to blame, ETERNALLY. He cometh soon. The End is nigh! Pitch your tent in the Saviour’s camp!, Who is he? The Lord Jesus Christ!!

  • Noliz

    God help us all!! If ur of d opinion dat dis bill should stand get ready to sentence ur brothers and relatives to the 14 year jail term..cos its rare lately to find a family in Nigeria without one or even two Gay children or persons,no matter how straight they may look..truth be told,nowadays gays walk and act more straight than d straight guys even….wat we need is God’s intervention,d govt should face more critical issues…