It is unfortunate and indeed embarrassing that some people who came to the world as a result of their parents’ compliance with the laws of nature, of reproduction, have turned to be enemies of the same laws that brought them into existence. Apart from their hatred for and betrayal of nature, these groups of individuals are also disobeying God’s irreversible order to Adam and Eve to go into the world and multiply.
The most shameful and annoying part of this disgusting development is that some of them, who now call themselves gay, queer, homosexuals, lesbians or bisexuals, are even so-called clergymen that should be preaching God’s word to mankind and helping to order society.
I read with extreme bitterness an interview conducted by PREMIUM TIMES and published by the newspaper on Sunday June 30, in which Nigeria’s first openly gay preacher and the founder of House of Rainbow Fellowship, a so-called christian community for sexual minorities and marginalised people, Reverend (?) Jide Macaulay, shamelessly disclosed that his ordination into the Anglican Communion was an important continuation of his divine call to reach out to all people regardless of who they are.
It is so painful that the Anglican Church has broken into factions, with a group supporting gay relationships. It is however gratifying that the Anglican Church in Nigeria and Africa have dissociated themselves from this nauseating practice called same-sex relationships. The Anglican Church in England that gave its support to same-sex marriage should hide its face in shame. I wonder the kind of consciences that these advocates of homosexuality and lesbianism have. This is because what they are doing or promoting is a sin against God and nature.
During the era of creation, as the Bible and other religious books tell us, God created man and understood he needed a companion. He immediately proceeded to create woman out of man to be his ideal companion. Then he ordered Adam and Eve to go into the world and multiply. It is also an indisputable order of nature that men and women must copulate to keep the world in perpetuity.
I therefore consider it senseless and idiotic for somebody to betray nature and God in the name of human rights and freedom. The most painful part of it is for such a person to parade his or herself as a clergy. It is also curious that despite the fact that these homosexuals claim to be anti-nature and anti-God, they still go around adopting children produced in accordance with the process they are rebelling against.
The time has come for the West to take caution in the manner they abuse nature or even interfere with the belief of other developing countries in the name of defending the fundamental human rights of the citizens of these countries. The West brought Christianity, which strongly opposed same-sex marriage to Africa and it is embarrassing that the same set of people have turned into supporters of a phenomenon that the religions they originally brought oppose.
The Nigerian National Assembly should be highly commended for standing firm against this ugly and irritating practice and should never bow to the pressure of Western powers. Right from ancient Africa, it is a taboo for people of the same sex to be united in marriage or any kind of sexual relationship for that matter. Africa, especially Nigeria, should not allow herself to be blackmailed or intimidated into accepting this animalistic policy of the West.
We all believe in the sustenance and protection of fundamental human rights. But the fact is that no freedom is absolute. We cannot in the name of preserving rights deny future generation of humans their own right of existence. In fact, any body that proposes homosexuality either directly or indirectly is committing crimes against nature and humanity and does not deserve to exist on the planet earth. The provision of 14 years imprisonment for people who engage in same-sex relationships (according to a bill passed by the two chambers of the Nigerian National Assembly) is even insufficient. For me, such people deserve life imprisonment.
Nigeria should stand firm and reject this taboo because if given even an inch, it would lead to an upsurge in the rate of immorality, disorderliness, crimes, and will certainly lead to a total collapse of our norms and values.
President Goodluck Jonathan should sign the anti-gay law without further delay. The bill has received the massive support of the two chambers of the National Assembly and that of most Nigerians. He should ignore all calls from so-called Western powers to deny the bill an assent.
Finally, with its recent aggressive push towards homosexuality and lesbianism, I can conveniently predict the fall of the United States of America. This is because the U.S. is now running faster that its shadow. They are now claiming to be wiser than nature and God. No one can rise higher than God. I urge Barack Obama and his countrymen to remember the fall of Lucifer and learn lessons.
Chukwuemerie Uduchukwu is a political science student at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka