Do Not Decriminalise Same-Sex Marriage – CAN urges FG
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked that the Federal Government not legalise same-sex unions, Punch reports.
The statement is in response to British Prime Minister Theresa May urging Commonwealth nations with laws criminalising LGBT people to remove them.
CAN, in a statement, said same-sex marriage contradicts the position of the scripture. They said:
The Christian Association of Nigeria has advised the Federal Government not to bow to pressure by the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on same-sex marriage.
CAN said May’s position on gay marriage was ungodly, satanic, reprehensible, and should be rejected by all right thinking people globally, especially in Nigeria.
The British PM had during the just-concluded Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, asked African leaders to consider legalising same-sex marriage in their respective countries.
But CAN in a statement in Abuja on Sunday by the Special Assistant (Media and Communications) to the CAN President, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, noted that Nigerians had unanimously resolved to do away with same-sex marriage and had affirmed this by legislation.
It said, “If we may remind the British authorities, the same-sex marriage contradicts the position of the Scripture and any human law that contradicts the Bible cannot stand.
“God is the author of marriage and He stated it clearly that it involves a man and a woman. In addition, the Bible states: “A man will leave his father and his mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh.
“Jesus our Saviour confirmed that marriage should be for male and female. The Bible condemns homosexuality as an immoral and unnatural sin.”
The fact that the British authorities or all countries of the world practise or allow gay marriage did not make it right, CAN noted, warning that any government that dared to make same-sex marriage lawful in Nigeria risked the wrath of God and the anger of all Christians and other Nigerians.
Oladeji expressed confidence that the Federal Government would never contemplate introducing gay marriage in the country, stressing that the government should on no account bow to pressure from foreign powers.
“We contend that on no account should our government bow to pressure by making Nigeria capitulate while embracing strange culture that allows barren amorous relationship between same sex not in tandem with Mother Nature,” he stated.
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