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Clergy says gay marriage negates African culture

20 July 2015, 18:27

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 (NAN).

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.

Also read: Concerned Nigerians enter same-sex marriage fray

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 animal culture.

"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.



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