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Nigerians and Gays

March 6, 2008

Got this from a Nigerian forum a while ago:

1. Homosexuality is not natural. Real Nigerians always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can’t marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if homosexual marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britney Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be lost.

6. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Homosexual couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren’t full yet, and the world needs more children.

7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.

9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven’t adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2008 1:41 AM

    Kai, madam. this ur post is dangerous o. make i talk true or make i lie???? anyways, strictly speaking 4 myself, i feel homosexuality comfortable. d male-male version more than d female-female one. maybe as women, we r touchy-feely, but a guy being touchy-feely with another guy!!!!! just revolting to me. of course, i have no word on gay marriage in nigeria. though if u ask me sha, i’d say ‘e no go happen!!!!’ at least, not in d next 100 years

  2. March 7, 2008 2:30 AM

    I sense sarcasm..lola catholic church in canada just seperated its members over having different views on gay marriage…so this is seriously affecting the world and the churches we go to

  3. March 7, 2008 11:46 AM

    u know, i never say a gay person when ilived in Nigeria.

  4. March 7, 2008 5:42 PM

    “Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Homosexual couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren’t full yet, and the world needs more children.”I am not going to comment. I will just say that I am pro-freedom of choice and everyone is entitled to their choice of partner or how they choose to express their feelings and to whom as long as it does not infringe on any other person’s rights.

  5. March 7, 2008 10:32 PM

    Gay rights is promoted as the new civil rights but I feel its on an entirely different spectrum. We will seehow it plays out

  6. March 10, 2008 9:41 AM

    @ Torrance: there are loads of gay ppl in Nigeria but they dont live openly…Nigeria is the one place you will meet a gay man that is married and has 20 kids…:) same as we girls dont talk about sex….

  7. March 10, 2008 11:03 AM

    amen afrobabe…@rayo: were the comments written by one person?…this was great…my sarcastic ass couldn’t have said it better……although i am judgemental, i do recognize that i am not judge when it comes to this matter…i respect others’ rights to choose to marry, love and sleep with any other mature and consenting human they choose (i had to qualify less people think i support pedophilia-which i do not- or the lot who enjoy sleeping with animals and dead people and all other sorts of fuckery)…i know folks won’t like it, but the rights for gays is not that different from civil rights…its nice and easy to separate oneself from gays because of what we have been raised to believe, but at one point, blacks weren’t even considered human…and there was ‘science’ created to support our inferiority…and afterall, the us is fighting in iraq because of some weapons of mass destruction, right?…people supported that stupid move based on evidence-i’m sure some even consulted their bibles…

  8. March 10, 2008 10:08 PM

    @Florida-Dangerous how? Because people might start threatening me? lol@DOG-It’s not only affecting churches, it’s affecting our everyday lives.@T-Boogie-Trust me there are PLENTY, they just live in fear so they never come out. You’ll be completely shocked when you find out who leads underground gay lives.@Ms. Catwalq-Amen Sister!!@’yar-mama-I don’t think it can be compared to the struggles for black rights, but it is a struggle for human rights.@Afrobabe-True talk@G-Nigeriana-Yea they were written by one person. And yup, I definitely feel like it’s a fight for human rights.

  9. March 11, 2008 3:26 AM

    i agree that polyester is unnatural. its probably the cheapest and most annoying fabric out there – i’d rather wear teru

  10. March 11, 2008 4:54 AM

    i find the idea of a man boffing a man-ludicrousi am quite uncomfortable with the imageThere is a reason it was a man then a woman not a man then a man………..what can i say to each his own….i like the fact that in naija it is done under wrapsprefer it that way

  11. March 11, 2008 12:12 PM

    @Jinta-LMAO!! Good one! Teru ko, lace ni@Ibiluv-But the question is, are they disturbing you?

  12. March 12, 2008 10:24 AM

    Have you ever seen animals mating with same sex?…and we say humans are the more intelligent species…Turning the natural order of the world on its head.God dey sha.

  13. March 12, 2008 11:39 AM

    You know, they’ve actually discovered that some animals do have homosexual tendencies…

  14. March 13, 2008 7:00 PM

    oh my goodness.. all i can say is, i agree with #3, believe it or not….

  15. May 13, 2008 7:27 AM

    Interesting Nigerian view of the subject.

  16. February 18, 2010 1:15 PM

    I don't agree with people who speak Clingon, but I'm not going to make laws to prevent them from speaking it. Your own happiness is just that your own. There is no argument that has been made that justifies people wanting to prohibit another peoples happiness. Gay does not equal pedophile, disease, or corrupter. What gay does mean is happy. How about we all try to focus on being happy.

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