Nigerian pastor says gay marriage will wipe out humanity

As Nigeria considers a 'Jail the Gays' bill, which would imprison any homosexual or anyone failing to report any gay people they know, Pastor Enoch Adeboye stirs up anti-gay feelings

Nigerian pastor says gay marriage will wipe out humanity
22 January 2013

A Nigerian pastor has said allowing gay people to get married will end up wiping out humanity.

Speaking at Obafemi Awolowo University, Pastor Enoch Adeboye warned Nigerians of allowing gay rights in the African country.

According to the Nigerian Tribune, he said: ‘Same-sex marriage is an anathema to the will of God for human beings to be fruitful, replenish and multiply on earth. Anything contrary to that is evil.

‘How can a man who marries a fellow man produce a child and how can a woman who marries a fellow woman produce a child?

‘If this evil is allowed to stay, there will not be newborns again in the world. As the older generation dies, will there be a new generation to succeed it? Even plants and animals have new generations to succeed them.’

The pastor called on people practicing homosexuality to repent and ‘flee from the wrath of God, adding ‘like poles repel, while unlike poles attract.’

Adeboye’s comments come days after three Nigerian men were stripped and brutally assaulted, and two weeks after two pastors were caught having sex in a hotel room in Lagos, Nigeria.

Gay activists are urging Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan to reject a bill that would see people being jailed for being gay and failing to report any homosexuals to the police.

Online campaign group AllOut has started a petition against the bill, which has gathered more than 100,000 signatures.

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Gay model blasts ex-boyfriend Marc Jacobs for using fur

The A List: New York star Austin Armacost poses naked on a runway for a new PETA campaign
No thumbnail available

EastEnders actor reacts after complaints made over gay kiss

Negative messages were sent on social media
No thumbnail available

Dolce & Gabbana reportedly closing up shop after 31 years

Since being charged with tax evasion and subsequently facing obstruction from Italian politicians, the gay Italian designers have suggested they will shut down their eponymous line
No thumbnail available

Putin: 'Russia is not anti-gay, everyone just thinks we are'

Russian leader was forced to defend his anti-gay laws in front of the Human Rights Council
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong says she wants to marry her partner

Finance Minister Penny Wong says ‘I love Sophie and I would like to declare that before the world’
No thumbnail available

Ben Cohen versus Ian McKellen: Winter Pride Awards honor LGBTI champions

The UK's Winter Pride awards are now open to the public for voting on the most loved in the LGBTI community, from Britain's best gay venue to most popular film
No thumbnail available

MEPs demand Sweden lifts trans sterilization

Members of the European Parliament call for the Nordic state to repeal transgender sterilization law
No thumbnail available

DC Comics' Batwoman proposes to girlfriend

Kate Kane has asked her girlfriend to be her wife, the first ever lesbian engagement in a mainstream comic
No thumbnail available

Alabama teen arrested for plans to bomb gay, black classmates

A 17-year-old, who describes himself as a 'white supremacist', will deny plotting to blow up six students and a teacher