Christian youth commend Jonathan, Nigerian lawmakers for passing anti-gay law

Gays and their collaborators risk 14 years in jail in Nigeria

The Christian leader said “this is the best gift of year that Jonathan has given the youth.”

The National President (Youth Wing), Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Simon Dolly, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly for passing and signing the anti-gay bill into law.
Mr. Dolly told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that the religion and traditions of Nigeria did not support the same-sex marriage.

According to him, gay practice is alien to the country and strange to the citizens of the country, saying no religion supports such act.

“We cannot practise such acts and some of these acts are the root causes of disasters that those foreign countries are faced with.

“When God says a man should marry a woman; when you now say a man should marry a man or a woman should marry a woman, that is an abomination before God.

Mr. Dolly said all Christian youths in the country were fully in support of the law.

“Those that are criticising this country, they can say whatever they like, but we must continue to stand on the basis of truth.

“As for us Nigerians, this is the best for us; this is the best gift of year that Jonathan has given the youth,” he said.

Mr. Dolly said the law expressed the wishes of Nigerians and should be commended in its entirety.

President Jonathan recently signed the bill, making the country the 38th in Africa to have laws prosecuting gay persons.


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