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[Article about Nigeria criminalizing gay people living together and anyone aiding them.]

Church groups spoke in favour of the bill, saying that gay marriage risked "tearing the fabric of society".

"In the Bible it says homosexuals are criminals," Pius Akubo of the Daughters of Sarah church told lawmakers.

Rev Patrick Alumake told the National Assembly the top leadership of the Catholic church in Nigeria supported the bill wholeheartedly.

"There are wild, weird, ways of life that are affecting our own culture very negatively, we have people who either by way of the media or travelling around the world have allowed new ideas which are harmful to our nation and our belief," he said.

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Children wearing T-shirts that said "Same sex marriage is un-natural and un-African", and "same sex marriage is an abomination" stood in the aisles of the committee room.

Ekaette Ettang, of the Daughters of Sarah church who provided the T-shirts, denied they were inciting hatred against homosexuals.

"We don't hate gay people, but this is the public's opinion and we have the right to speak," she said.

Pius Akubo, Rev Patrick Alumake, Ekaette Ettang, BBC News 52 Comments [3/12/2009 8:09:47 AM]
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RavenWood

"We don't hate them, we just think they're destroying our country, with their evil, sick, perverted, ways. That's what Jebbuz would do!"

Sickening.

3/12/2009 8:12:20 AM

Antichrist

Really? You can't just declare them witches and drive spikes through their heads? Seems to be a popular public opinion in Nigeria as well.

3/12/2009 8:12:28 AM



we don't hate them, we just hate them.

3/12/2009 8:15:11 AM

Rusty Professor

"Children wearing T-shirts that said "Same sex marriage is un-natural and un-African", and "same sex marriage is an abomination" stood in the aisles of the committee room."
"denied they were inciting hatred against homosexuals. "

Remember folks, everything bad that happens to African Americans was caused by the Africans themselves, and in no way were White Americans the cause of anything like lynching, murders, burned down African American stores, etc. etc.

I wonder what it's like to live in such ignorance.

3/12/2009 8:25:31 AM

Zoo

We don't hate gay people, just everything they do and everything they are.

3/12/2009 8:31:24 AM

Dan Onymous

Actually, I have $5million sitting in my bank account. If any of the people who agree with this new Nigerian ruling would like to send me $500 and their bank account details so I can get the admin stuff sorted, I'll put the money straight to work oppressing gays and give you ten percent.

3/12/2009 8:34:32 AM

Frear

"Rev Patrick Alumake told the National Assembly the top leadership of the Catholic church in Nigeria supported the bill wholeheartedly."

More proof that the catholic church is just as bad as the rest. They may seem relatively meek in Western countries but they gleefully engage in persecution whenever they are given the opportunity.

3/12/2009 8:37:17 AM

Thundersqueaks

"Same sex marriage is un-natural and un-African"

Whereas, torturing and murdering children accused of witchcraft, is natural and pro-African?

3/12/2009 8:38:04 AM

aaa

Ah, missionaries. Always stirring up trouble.

3/12/2009 8:47:48 AM

Paschal Wagner

Homophobia is a universal issue, but it's nice to see that the tactics for how to enforce it are getting exported too.

3/12/2009 8:48:26 AM

Doctor Whom

In the Bible it says that slavery is acceptable as long as you follow certain regulations. We don't hate people who are enslaved, but this has been the public's opinion for most of human history, and we have a right to speak.

3/12/2009 8:56:22 AM

Xotan

Yet more proof that Churches are evil and christians are wicked.

Down the ages since the days of Constantine, one church or another has persecuted homosexuals. And if homosexuals weren't on the menu of the day, it was so-called witches. We are witnessing the same in Nigeria - a country most famed for internet scams.

Time for civilised countries to put a bar )economic and social)on Nigerians until this policy is reversed.

3/12/2009 9:02:42 AM

Daken

So, do I have the right to tell this church that I want to burn all their buildings to the ground? I mean, I am not inciting hate, I am just of the opinion that they need to be set on fire and I have a right to express that

3/12/2009 9:11:25 AM

Aethernaut

Oh look, the barbarians think they're doing something progressive, isn't that quaint. And surprise surprise, the Catholic church is involved.

I wonder if the Nigerian government ever wonders why those of us who live in the 21st century can't possibly take them seriously?

3/12/2009 9:20:43 AM

draco_nite

This is why Nigeria can't have nice things.

3/12/2009 9:34:16 AM

Headache

WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF ABDUL ABACHA

I am Alhaji ado Abacha, son of the late Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Sanni Abacha who died under mysterious circumstances on the 8th of June 1998 After the death of my father, myself and members of my family including my mother have been put through hell with interrogations, on account of homosexuality and mismanagement of public funds by my late father. The aftermath of these interrogation has led to the continuous effort of the new President with co-operation from the Swiss government and other European countries to freeze, confiscate and recover monies belonging to my late father which were deposited in Swiss Bank accounts and in Bank Accounts in other European countries. Our movement has been restricted , our travel documents seized and we have been forced to refund quite a huge amount of money which we earned through legitimate Government deals executed using the influence of my late father.

The reasons given by the present government for the harassment of my family constitutes a massive witch-hunting exercise by the numerous enemies made by my father in his bid to self succeed himself as President of Nigeria before his death. These people presently control the socio-political structure and the economy of the country and are themselves guilty of the same crimes of non-accountability and probity leveled against my father. It is a known fact that there is not one member of the present political class that have not been involved in corrupt practices in and out of the Government and have themselves amassed huge deposits in Foreign Banks. Fortunately, just after the death of my father, my mother in anticipation of the present action of the new Government made arrangements to secretly move the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Five Million Dollars(US$155,000,000.00) in cash for safe-keeping in a security vault. These funds have been in the vault since then and we feel that it is now necessary to move the funds out of Nigeria for fear of discovery and confiscation by the new regime in Nigeria. We are therefore seeking a business partner with banking co-coordinates capable of accommodating such huge amounts and is able to manage or nominate trustees to manage these funds in the interim as we watch the political situation in Nigeria unfolds. Your main responsibility would be to assist in receiving the funds, investment of same in worthwhile ventures you consider profitable and for obvious reasons and as such must insist that all arrangements are made in your name. For your assistance and confidentiality in these matters we would be willing > to offer to you upon negotiations an agreeable percentage of the total sum and on the > profit accruing from the net investment.

I am absolutely positive that this arrangement will be of mutual benefit to both of us and I think that it is of utmost importance that you reach me through my > personal email address stating your telephone and fax numbers and I would give you a telephone call to discuss the matter further and if we reach an acceptable arrangement, then we can proceed further. Finally, I crave your indulgence to treat this letter with utmost seriousness and I trust that this will be the beginning of a long lasting business relationship.

Best Regards,

Abdul

3/12/2009 9:48:23 AM



"un-African"

Unlike rulers letting their subjects starve, whilst their wives fly on private jets to go shopping.
Unlike female genital mutilation.
Ubnlike rapiing babies as a cure for aids.
Unlike internet scams.

All Nigerian, all un African.

3/12/2009 10:13:10 AM

Mihangel apYrs

it's clear: people who want to introduce gay rights into Africa are imperialistic neo-colonialist racists.

PS send us lots of money as Aid

3/12/2009 10:14:00 AM

Roxolan

We don't hate faggots, but everybody in "the community" hate them, so we have the right to do it too.

3/12/2009 10:22:28 AM

Mister Spak

Nigeria was such a paradise until the gays ruined it.

3/12/2009 10:25:04 AM

Mister Spak

Also, http://allafrica.com/stories/200903020138.html

3/12/2009 10:28:06 AM

Ken

I don't hate puppies. I just think they stink and I laugh when people kick them.

3/12/2009 10:45:11 AM

The L

@ Frear:

You think the Catholic church is fucking meek? These are the assholes that kick you out of their church if you dare have an abortion, ordain/get ordained as a female priest, or deny the infallibility of the Pope!

3/12/2009 10:57:52 AM

tracer

And then they'll turn around and claim that religion is a private matter that doesn't affect you atheists at all.

3/12/2009 11:11:40 AM

werewolf

Ignorance and stupidity are the cornerstones of religious intolerance and murder.

3/12/2009 11:56:28 AM
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