Calabar - Bishop Emma Isong, General
overseer of Christian Central Chapel International, Calabar, has described gay
marriage as a negation of African culture.
Isong said this on Monday in Calabar in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
He said: "It is anti-Christianity, anti-African and anti-humanity.
"It is profane; it is against the culture the Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Efik and
all the cultures of different ethnic groups in Nigeria, therefore it is against
African and human culture.’’
The clergy said that no religion encouraged gays, adding that act would tend
toward reducing the world population.
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He urged Nigerians, irrespective of their religious and ethnic colourations to
resist such laws in the interest of the unborn generations.
"It is against Islamic and Christian culture, even Buddhism culture and even
"No male animal sleeps with another male animal. It is anti-world population
and it is against the law of productivity and creativity," Isong said.
He described gay practice as profane and encouraged Christians to continue to
pray against such practices.
He also encouraged Christians and other religious leaders in the country to
join forces in resisting such laws by contesting elective positions to stop
such laws from passing through various legislative houses.
The clergy commended the last National Assembly and former President Goodluck
Jonathan for refusing to pass the gay marriage bill into law.