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.

Comments

  1. Michael says

    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.

  2. Chris says

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

  3. Mike Ryan says

    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.

  4. SFshawn says

    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.

  5. woody says

    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.

  6. Alex Parrish says

    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.

  7. Kevin thor says

    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.

  8. sean says

    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!

  9. Hagatha says

    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.

  10. Bill says

    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!

  11. andrew says

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

  12. emjayay says

    “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.

  13. millerbeach says

    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.

  14. 1♥ says

    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.

  15. Daniel says

    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?

  16. jamal49 says

    @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.

  17. Derrick from Philly says

    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.

  18. jjose712 says

    Too much talking about nothing. If they do that, the backlash would be terrible. They are not Russia, a country with a lot of power.
    A little menace to stop sending money to them and they will apologize in no time.
    It’s time to not condoning this attitudes no matter the country

  19. acde says

    Biting the hand that feeds you, perhaps? Inevitably the treat should be removed. I hope it is.

  20. Deeee! says

    Yes, Nigeria is a homophobic hellhole. I should know cos I’ve lived there. However, I don’t think that warrants the blatantly racist comments some of you are leaving. Don’t complain about someone else’s discrimination if you’re going to discriminate against them in the next sentence. Sincerely, an irate gay “neanderthal”.

  21. bructer says

    As far as the Christian, Muslim alliance in Nigeria, remember the enemy of my enemy is my friend. They are both radical theocracy’s Muslim Taliban, Christian Taliban same thing.