Thursday, December 8, 2011

Nigeria Refuses to Apologize for New Anti-Gay Legislation

Your Black World reports

Information Minister Labaran Maku made it clear that the country of Nigeria has no obligation to apologize to other countries for any of its laws.  He made the remarks in response to heavy US and UK criticism for recent anti-gay laws that were passed by the government.

"Let me make the point clear, our country is an independent country, we reserve the right to make our laws without apologies to other countries," he said.

The new law makes it illegal for homosexuals to marry, giving a 14-year prison term for anyone convicted.   It also criminalizes "any person who registers operates or participates in gay... organizations"

"…we live in a democracy, we live in a free country, we live in an independent country,” the minister went on to say.

The minister goes on to make the point that many of the activities that are considered to be fundamental rights to those who live in other countries can be incredibly offensive to Africans.  Most Nigerian citizens are far more conservative than those in the United States.  Other African countries have been accused of encouraging attacks and arrests on homosexuals, leading to an international fight on issues relating to gay rights.

“Many Nigerians are convinced that homosexuality is "of the devil", against our "culture" and an encroachment of "sad Western values,” says Chude Jideonwo on


Anonymous said...

Good for Nigeria, I don't understand why we are now treating homosexuality as something normal in America today. It is totally against the laws of God and is for sure of the devil. Why would anyone suggest that Nigeria apologize? Homosexuality is a stinch in the nostrils of God, He did not intend for man to be with man or woman to be with women. When will people pick up their Bibles instead of coming to their own fleshly conclusions?

Anonymous said...

Nigeria has asserted their God given right to protect their national integrity. They understand that homosexuality is a by product of a rebellious self will that operates contrary to the laws and commands of Creator God and as we all know rebellion is as witchcraft and is the spiritual seed bed of the destroyer and author of lies the Angel formerly known as Lucifer, the chief of wicked spirits that operates in high places like our current malfunctioning government. He is also known as "He who weakens the nations." Yes Nigeria should maintain its integrity.

goodgiant said...

I agree wholeheartedly with the Nigerian government and it's citizens. I also agree with the first 2 comments. With Nigeria having the strongest population of Black people on the planet it's imperative, in my view, that we take a serious look at where they stand on this blasphemous subject matter and re-assess our overall position & involvement, in this part of the globe. The Nigerian government and it's people clearly define what it means to be "conservative." So in essence the ideology of what it means to be a conservative in this part of the globe bares a big fat question mark!!!! Let's be real here people, we're surrounded by total CONFUSION!!! On a personal note, if I had the resources I'd move to Nigeria!!!!