Nigerian Christian Group Threatens To "Chase" Gay Ambassadors Out Of The Country

Christian Association of Nigeria
The Dominican Republic isn't the only country that is taking issue with US ambassadors that happen to be gay. Nigeria is adding their name to the list and, like the Dominican Republic, there is difference of opinion held between government officials...

“Nigeria is not against any country for legalizing gay marriage, but in our country, given our customs and traditions, as well as religious beliefs, marriage as ordained by God is between a man and a woman,” [Minister of Foreign Affairs Olugbenga] Ashiru reportedly said. ”But if we have diplomats with same sex spouses posted to Nigeria, we have no choice but to accredit them accordingly because they come from countries where such law is in place.”

...and hyper-conservative Christians...

"To us, this is ridiculous and unacceptable and we are seriously disturbed because for the first time, Nigerian Muslims and Christians have agreed that they don’t subscribe to gay marriage." - statement from the Christian Association of Nigeria

Much like the religious leaders in the Dominican Republic promising that ambassador James "Wally" Brewster would be made to suffer to force him to leave the country, so too have the members of the Christian Association of Nigeria promised to "mobilize to chase [gay diplomats] out of the country." Because Jesus.

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  1. Wait a flipping minute. It wasn't too long ago the Bible was used in this country to condone slavery, racism and segregation.

    It's astounding what crap these so-called Bible thumpers dish out and, in the same breathe, ignore.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 31, 2013 4:42:50 PM

  2. I might pay money to watch these guys try to chase someone guarded by US MARINES. Good sport.

    Posted by: Chris | Jul 31, 2013 4:45:24 PM

  3. I'll repeat this again: if the US is providing any money or military support or assistance to Nigeria it needs to be stopped today. Scream at your Congresspeople to cease and desist aiding Nigeria in any way.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jul 31, 2013 4:49:37 PM

  4. Primitive people behave in primitive ways.
    What a surprise!

    Posted by: dan cobb | Jul 31, 2013 4:55:19 PM

  5. That would be an act of war. Do it terrorists, drones are fueled and ready.

    Posted by: RMc | Jul 31, 2013 4:59:35 PM

  6. Freakin' idiots.

    Posted by: Ben Nevis | Jul 31, 2013 4:59:59 PM

  7. Just more dumb sheeple dressed in colorful robes pretending they are not primitive animals when they really are.
    Does Nigeria offer anything of value to the world or do they just produce children they can't cloth or feed and turn them over to GAWD? STFU already.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Jul 31, 2013 5:08:25 PM

  8. Well, this is really a kick to dog scenario.
    Muslims are buring churches and schools with people inside them, and these guys are going after us.

    Posted by: woody | Jul 31, 2013 5:18:28 PM

  9. Nigeria is a country full of corrupt primates!

    Posted by: BRAINS | Jul 31, 2013 5:39:40 PM

  10. Sorry, third-world homophobes; you don't get to pick whom we send as an ambassador. You didn't want a woman either but you sure STFU when the Secretary of State was a woman. Get over yourselves and just be glad the US thinks enough of your pile of 3rd-world dirt to even send an ambassador.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Jul 31, 2013 5:56:29 PM

  11. The looks extremely civilized

    Posted by: jaragon | Jul 31, 2013 6:06:10 PM

  12. This is why you don't get in bed with ANY Abrahamic religion! THEY'RE SCUM.

    Posted by: Marc C | Jul 31, 2013 6:41:45 PM

  13. Well I hope we do not have the Olympics there or drink Nigerian Vodka. America is so friggin hypocritical. we allow SC, NC and the entire South to continue to deny rights to minorities and we do nothing. Yet we critize other nations before we deal with OUR nations issues.

    Posted by: Kevin thor | Jul 31, 2013 7:51:00 PM

  14. Here's an idea: don't bother sending an ambassador to this or any other of those neanderthal countries. What a waste of money.

    Speaking of money, they don't support Western "values", but they'll sure as hell take our aid money!

    Posted by: sean | Jul 31, 2013 8:20:46 PM

  15. Yet another walking argument for the use of the white man's religion to put colored people in their place. And the backlash thereof.

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Jul 31, 2013 8:48:28 PM

  16. NIgeria has oil, and every since they learned English they figured out how much it is worth. We need to run them back into the bushes.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Jul 31, 2013 11:17:19 PM

  17. Look at the bright side of life - gays, if we believe these nuts, have managed to unite Christians and Muslims for the first time in recorded history!

    For pulling that off, the whole LGBT community deserves a Nobel peace prize!

    Posted by: Bill | Aug 1, 2013 1:07:09 AM

  18. If that's Pope Francis in that picture in his white cassock, those Italian boys sure do tan well.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 1, 2013 1:35:22 AM

  19. "but in our country, given our customs and traditions, as well as religious beliefs, marriage as ordained by God is between a man and a woman,”

    How far back does that ancient tradition go? Back to about when the first Christian missionaries got there? I'm sure that the whole conceptual context of spiritual beliefs and cultural practices was quite different before that. I'm sure nothing would be framed as "ordained by God" when there were probably lots of gods, and not thought of in the Abrahamic religion sort of way either.

    Posted by: emjayay | Aug 1, 2013 2:43:11 AM

  20. But where, oh where, is the love of Jesus? It is NOT in their hearts, thus, they are not true Christians. Do not be fooled. These are evil men, with no love of Jesus Christ in their hearts. Pope Francis said it best..."Who am I to judge?" Maybe they should listen to the Pope instead of their voodoo dolls.

    Posted by: millerbeach | Aug 1, 2013 2:56:37 AM

  21. Another example of the typical Muslim and Christain hate.

    That's all their religion is about; the hate they have in their hearts. Without the hatred these religions, and their followers, would have nothing to talk about.

    Posted by: 1♥ | Aug 1, 2013 6:49:04 AM

  22. Withdraw all financial worldwide aid.

    That'll soon shut 'em up.

    Posted by: robert | Aug 1, 2013 7:26:34 AM

  23. So they are using their religion to violate the human rights of our people, so does that mean the global GLBTA community can rightfully decide to also use religion to retaliate since they are forcing their religion upon our people in violation of freedom of religion?

    Posted by: Daniel | Aug 1, 2013 8:23:35 AM

  24. @DAN COBB: Yes, primitive evangelicals the world over behave in primitive ways. Check out the evangelical neanderthals who muck things up here in the U.S.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 1, 2013 9:43:24 AM

  25. EMJAYAY & JAMAL49,

    thanks for giving a civilized sentiment to this savage discussion.

    It never fails. Russians are backwards; Africans are primitive. And many of you are pompous pansies.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 1, 2013 9:54:33 AM

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