MassResistance Praises Nigerian Bill Criminalizing Homosexuality and Gay Rights Advocacy
Nigeria’s legislature recently passed a harsh anti-gay law that would punish same-sex couples and the “public show of same-sex amorous relationships” with long jail sentences and make the advocacy of gay rights illegal. The head of Nigeria’s Human Rights Commission warned that the legislation would even criminalize public displays of affection between family members of the same sex.
But the anti-gay group MassResistance is quite pleased and praised Nigeria for “taking bold steps to fight back” against attempts “to subvert public morality.”
“The breakdown in society caused by the homosexual movement seems to bring more general social destruction in African cultures than in the West,” the group said in a blog post. “And nation after nation has had enough.”
The government of Nigeria, which has one of the world's largest populations of AIDS sufferers, is outraged by what they feel is the Western world's efforts to subvert public morality. They are now taking bold steps to fight back.
Almost predictably, Great Britain and the United States are threatening to take action against Nigeria for having the nerve to challenge Western political correctness. A strong bill passes the Nigerian legislature
On Thursday, May 30 the Nigerian House passed a bill which outlaws and provides jail terms for homosexual activism, public homosexual behavior, and anyone entering into or conducting a "gay marriage." An identical bill passed the Senate in 2011. It now goes to the President.
As the Associated Press reported on Thursday:
Nigeria's House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban gay marriage and outlaw any groups actively supporting gay rights, endorsing a measure that also calls for 10-year prison sentences for any "public show" of affection by a same-sex couple.
Representatives appeared to unanimously approve the proposal in a voice vote, sending it immediately to President Goodluck Jonathan for him to potentially sign into law in Africa's most populous nation. It wasn't immediately clear if Jonathan would sign the measure, though gays and lesbians already face public ridicule and possible prison sentences in Nigeria.
While Western diplomats declined to immediately comment, the United Kingdom already has threatened to stop aid to nations that discriminate against gays. But those threats appear unlikely to assuage the desire of Nigerian authorities to further criminalize homosexuality, part of a wave of such laws in African nations eager to legislate against what they believe is a challenge of their traditional values by the West.
. . .In 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama issued a similar directiveasking officials to "ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of" gays, lesbians and the transgendered. That included having diplomats "combat the criminalization" of being gay by foreign governments. . .
The Obama Administration even has an "openly gay" State Department official who specializes in dealing with African and Asian countries that are deemed "hostile" to the LGBT worldwide agenda.
In many ways, the Africans are feeling the brunt of the world-wide homosexual activist movement even more than the United States. They are dealing with the huge spread of AIDS. But also, the breakdown in society caused by the homosexual movement seems to bring more general social destruction in African cultures than in the West. And nation after nation has had enough.
Luckily, they're not intimidated by the West. We'll let you know what happens.
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