Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN),Abia State chapter, Bishop Goddy Okafor has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for signing into law the bill outlawing marriage of same sex in the country.
In a chat with journalists in Aba, Okafor said gay practice was not supported by the major religions; Christianity, traditional and Islamic as practiced in Nigeria and described people who practice it as being under a strong demonic influence.
“To us Christians, it is an abomination. That was the main reason the city of Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed by God. For us to begin practicing what we know that the creator of all the earth abhors is a rebellion against God’s word and going contrary to nature. If we must populate this earth, gay marriage should not be encouraged.
“If you are a man, go and look for a woman to marry. Make and raise children to give Nigeria a better future. If you are a woman, get ready, a man will come and marry you and not for you to begin to mess up with your fellow woman believing that it s just your way of life. If all of us had maintained that, some of our children wouldn’t have been born. I want to thank God for the president for taking a courageous stand on what our people are not used to. The issue of gay marriage is completely strange to us here in Nigeria and must be stamped out from our dear country Nigeria.”
On the threat by some western countries to stop aid to Nigeria, Okafor said; “They are not God. Nigeria belongs to God and God will provide for Nigeria. We have always existed and the One who gave us life, the air we breathe has always been behind us. He is the sustainer of every human being on earth. If they feel that without them Nigeria will be no more because they have withdrawn their support, it will not make us, Nigerians to accept what is not normal or strange to us as a nation.”