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Archbishop of Jos Opposes Discrimination Against Gay People

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The Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama has spoken out against the unfair treatment of gay people in Nigeria, stating that the Nigerian Catholic Church is opposed to discrimination against people because of sexual orientation.

He made these remarks during a press briefing at the Vatican on Wednesday, The Tablet reports.

Speaking on Nigeria’s adoption of the law that stipulates a 14-year sentences for anyone entering a same-sex union or displaying affection publicly, he said that the only part of the law that the Catholic Church supports is that marriage is between a man and a woman.

“We are not supporting the criminalization of people with different sexual orientations. We would defend any person with homosexual orientation who is being harassed, who is being imprisoned, who is being punished…

The Government may want to punish them – we don’t. In fact we will tell the Government to stop punishing those with different orientations,” he said.

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73 Comments

  1. yeancah

    October 10, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    i just can’t deal….. NEXT!!!!!!

  2. Queen anonymous

    October 10, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Sick man, some of these religious leaders need to b checked

    • Author Unknown

      October 11, 2014 at 3:24 am

      You’re the sick one, actually.

    • Iris

      October 11, 2014 at 5:01 am

      This is the one you want to “check”. The ones who are driving around in luxury cars and private jets with money they have gotten from their congregation members who trek to church you won’t shout for. The ones who package holy water to sell you won’t check. It is the ones that are saying “Do not judge; do not hate” that you want to crucify. You’re the one who needs a doctor.

    • don

      October 11, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      You must be a fool, to support this, gay is a sin and we must not associates with sin, there is no connection between light and darkness

    • T

      October 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Just like your intolerant nature needs to be checked. Why don’t we go back to abandoning infirm babies or killing twins in Calabar. Get your moral priorities right. And my comments have nothing to do with religion.

  3. bruno

    October 10, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Hmmmmmm, I don’t know whether we should trust you, this sound’s pretentious if you ask me. Any “help” coming from the catholic church has strings attached. There a rumour that states, the pope will soon show his support for LGBT community.

  4. bruno

    October 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Pls let me clarify, gay people are not looking for anybody’s acceptance, whether is from the catholic church or from islam, gay people just want to be left alone, gay people have suffered enough, from the bullying at home to the bullying in secondary and university , to the harassment on the streets. Gay people have suffered enough, let them be. If u don’t like gay people, keep walking, there are not looking at you, they don’t want you. Bye

    • Suwa

      October 11, 2014 at 4:45 am

      @bruno! yes your gay behinds are so desperate for approval, that is the root that stems all your unending bitterness, everywhere, yall struggling for rights and recognition! dont be so stupid as to deny it! but i know stupid is an under statement for you. I don not believe in discrimination of gay people, let them be, they know it is wrong in Gods sight, let God be the judge, y imprison someone cos of what they want to do behind closed doors. The only problem is a lot of them behave irritating!!!! and they always want to rub in your face that they r gay, like who gives a sh*t..

    • bruno

      October 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      @suwa, stop stalking me, I am not even a dude. Don’t worry sunday is coming, you will go to church and dash you man-god (pastors/prophets) your entire salary. I pity many of you,

    • Mohammad

      October 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      And you, Suwa, has been to the mind of “God” to know that being gay is wrong in his/her eyes, abi? You’re such a bloody hypocrite!

    • T

      October 11, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Do U actually know any gay ppl. Cos I’ve met several gay ppl who do not flaunt their sexuality. U pretend not to be prejudice but U are the definition of intolerance

    • amx

      October 11, 2014 at 5:28 am

      Out of d abundance of d heart. D mouth speaks….bruno u have proven to be a gay….give ur life to Christ cos dats al dat matters

    • don

      October 11, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      You must be crazy to even think gay, it is barbaric and must not be accepted, God distroy sodom and gomura because of this, why then do we want to accept it now. What is bad is bad most of those bishop and catholic whatever are guy and lesbians that is why they are in support. God created eve for Adam and not Adam for adam.

  5. @edDREAMZ

    October 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
    .
    Thank God we dont serve man but God and like the bible says “God is everywhere” so i will start staying at home nw…
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  6. bruno

    October 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Nobody has EVER given a valid reason to hate/dislike gay people. Somebody pls give us a genuine reason, to dislike gay people, just one.

    • gaouzu

      October 10, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      You sounded like one of them, if not you won’t be so daft to see how pelucide the reason is!

  7. Colour Purple

    October 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    He’s right. I don’t believe they should be married but I can’t understand why they should be criminalized? For all the *saints* who would disagree I ask you: Is it your body? I believe all sins are equal so if you are not being imprisoned for fornication or adultery who are you to demand the incarceration of another human being.

    It is not your job to judge another person’s lifestyle, run your own race and leave the judging to God.

  8. Biggyz

    October 10, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    You are not even ashamed of your self. Tell yourself the truth If you should slum and Die Now as a Homosexual where is your soul going to. Guy heaven is real and Hell is real. My people would say “Use your tongue to count your teeth”.

    • Word

      October 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Leave the job of judging to God. You live your life and love your neighbor and yourself.

    • S!

      October 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Do you actually think its only “homosexuals” that would go to hell?
      Your comment is just plain dumb.
      Sin is Sin, steal N100 and die the next minute without asking for forgiveness, you would go to hell..
      Sick and tired of Nigerians and their holier than thou attitude. Let he who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.
      Every small thing someone would make reference to the bible, they are so many other sins in the bible that people break 24/7, but they think they are saints.
      Please you can dislike an idea or people but don’t justify your reason for dislike stupidly.

    • Mohammad

      October 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Biggyz, how do you know that heaven and hell are real? Have you been to either? Or has anyone you know ever been there and come back with any interesting stories? If not shut up and live and let live. As long as no one is harming you with their practices, please mind your own business !

    • T

      October 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      U realize not everyone believes in your idea of heaven and hell. Live and let live. How many gay ppl have U actually met? Intolerant for no reason. Let your God judge, U in the meantime shld shut it. Please

  9. Wonu

    October 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Obviously a gay bishop! God help us!

    • BlueEyed

      October 11, 2014 at 7:12 am

      Gay bishop??? Lord help me,so because he supports anti criminalization of people based on their sexuality and is encouraging love that Jesus emphasized all through his earthly stay, it now makes him gay?? If being on the side of truth,love and humanity makes someone gay, then I know quite of number of gay people then (men and women and I inclusive)

  10. seun

    October 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Oh,yeah!! LGBT should be free! Let them be,let them live the lives they were destinied to live. I support the Bishop fully.

  11. NaijaPikin

    October 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Glad someone can speak up. if gays are criminalized, so should adulterers, fornicators, liars, cheats, etc

    • lupita

      October 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

      Abi? Jail for premarital sex, jail for lying, jail for paying bride, jail for saying ‘waka.’

      God said love your neighbour. That is the greatest commandment no!

    • Owelle

      October 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Like! Gay people should be left alone. Everyone should focus on serving whatever god(s) they believe in.

  12. Bose

    October 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Bible says that shall not judge!!!! That is all

  13. Mafuyai

    October 10, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Toh,bishop mu ba mu Ganesh wanna maganar ba!

  14. Kola

    October 10, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I totally agree with this man, Nigeria needs to move away from criminalizing gay people, do you honestly think 14 years in jail would change their sexual orientation? Are they not Gods creation? who are we to judge their sexual orientation? putting them in Jail wont change a thing, might even allow them to furthermore practice what most of you dont like. We need to accept everyone as equals, just because they are gay does not mean they can not contribute to the nation economically, does not mean they cant work and provide, does not mean they cant pay taxes, does not mean that they cant be geniuses. How does being gay affect you as a heterosexual male/female? what they do in private is non of our business. if you consider this a sin then “he who without sin shall cast the first stone” #hypocrite … ok done ranting….

    • T

      October 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      We have much more serious things to deal with that care abt what consentig adults do in the privacy of their bedroom. Lawmakers shld concentrate on improving governance and destroying corruption. All these things are distractions

  15. giddyPearl

    October 10, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    For the record, homosexuality is a SIN, an offense against God (the creator of man), against humanity (family, friends, society and the unborn), and to the ‘flesh’ of the perpetrators themselves as this is a sacred part of their whole being. It should never be condoned in any form it takes whether as mere doting or as civic unions. Every God-fearing individual knows this and no matter how the ‘truth’ is twisted, it always comes back to this.
    (Why should it be considered a sin? Answer: Flip through the pages of a Bible. ‘Nuff said)

    That being said, should these people be treated as animals in the name of punishment? In as much as it should be labelled criminal in all right thinking societies because of the effect it has on the entire fabric of society and family health/ life, these people should be offered an ‘intervention.’ They must be made to realise that what they do is wrong in a humane manner. Is 14 years imprisonment humane enough? Cut that by half and expose them to POSITIVE sexual orientation education while at it, because at the end, they are just misguided folks.

    True, no one should judge anyone because you sin differently, however certain things tear at the very conscience of man and simply can’t be overlooked all because modern man found himself in the ’21st century.’ For even in free societies, a measure of constraint is placed to ensure order and societal sanity.

    • BlueEyed

      October 11, 2014 at 2:14 am

      U my dear should come and argue this is in a civil-non-religiously-bigoted environment and you will wish you didn’t take out your precious time to spew out stupidity that your ancestors passed on to you.

    • Mohammad

      October 11, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      GiddyPearl. How is homosexuality a sin against God? When did he/her tell you that?
      How is homosexuality a sin against humanity? When was the meeting of all humanity held where everyone decided as a collective how the homosexuality of one person impacts on their own assured heterosexuality? The truth is that you’re a bigot, with nothing other than blind religious zealotry, who has never thought to question anything. Otherwise you would not come here spouting your rubbish and embarassing yourself.

  16. giddyPearl

    October 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    For the record, homosexuality is a SIN, an offense against God (the creator of man), against humanity (family, friends, society and the unborn), and to the ‘flesh’ of the perpetrators themselves as this is a sacred part of their whole being. It should never be condoned in any form it takes whether as mere doting or as civic unions. Every God-fearing individual knows this and no matter how the ‘truth’ is twisted, it always comes back to this.
    (Why should it be considered a sin? Answer: Flip through the pages of a Bible. ‘Nuff said)

    That being said, should these people be treated as animals in the name of punishment? In as much as it should be labelled criminal in all right thinking societies because of the effect it has on the entire fabric of society and family health/ life, these people should be offered an ‘intervention.’ They must be made to realise that what they do is wrong in a humane manner. Is 14 years imprisonment humane enough? Cut that by half and expose them to POSITIVE sexual orientation education while at it, because at the end, they are just misguided folks.

    True, no one should judge anyone because you sin differently, however certain things tear at the very conscience of man and simply can’t be overlooked all because modern man found himself in the ’21st century.’ For even in free societies, a measure of constraint is placed to ensure order and societal sanity.

  17. step77

    October 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Ehen before the rank religious judges descend upon this article and take it out of context, the premise here is hate the sin not the sinner. The Catholic church is very clear about its stance on homosexuality ( see quote below). BN i’m not sure why this is was news worthy for you, he is not saying anything new that should stop the press. Militant Christians abeg review your John 8:1-11 and Luke 7:36-50 lest you be confused about this matter. People need to understand also that the orientation ( tendency/temptation) towards homosexuality is not a sin in and of itself ( even Jesus was tempted), rather the homosexual act is a sin and the church makes no bones about it..

    “The Catholic Church opposes gay marriage and the social acceptance of homosexuality and same-sex relationships, but teaches that homosexual persons deserve respect, justice and pastoral care”. ( as with fornicators, drunkards, and generally people who exhibit moral and social vices).

    • bruno

      October 10, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Not everyone is a Christian, so pls ur religion doesn’t apply to everyone, stop forcing ur religion down people’s throat, I don’t believe in ur god, neither do I believe in ur heaven or hell. Ur bible says a lot about stoning non virgins to death and killing people who work on sabath days or eat shell fish, why don’t u obey that one, go out and check if you sister is a virgin and if she’s not bring her out and stone her to DEATH, obey everything in ur bible. The 10 commandments, I didn’t see thou shall not be gay, but I say thous shall not commit adultery (pasto chris). Thous shall not steal (all nigerian government official), malachi 2:16 for I hate divorce says the lord god of Israel,the two pastor chris are divorced, uche ogbodo married lasted for 1 month, ini edo, divorced, kim kardashian has been married 3 times, her second marriage lasted 72 day, I don’t see people quoting the bible for this people or sending them to prison for 14 years. many of u people are avoiding me cause u have no point in this matter, I deal with facts not fiction.

    • Lois

      October 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      This guy make sense small o…somewhat true

  18. observant

    October 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Nigerians wit hypocrisy. !!!! Well I dnt support gay marriage. Even at dat, gays shouldn’t be criminalized. There’s a diff between morality and ethics, crime and sin

  19. Nikky

    October 10, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    So because of that government should put them in jail? You really need to use your tongue to count your own teeth.

  20. ceceeboi

    October 10, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Make I no talk cos if I talk yawa fit gas

  21. bruno

    October 10, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    @giddypearl, this is what I hate about about u Christians, why must you practice the part of the bible that suits you and leave the rest, the bible said, stone non virgins to death, stone disobedient kids, don’t eat shell fish, don’t work on sabath, don’t wear clothing of different fabric,if a woman gets raped, she should marry her rapist, etc why don’t you obey those ones, because people like u are hypocrites. Obey everything in ur book or don’t obey ur holy book at all. I’m sure you’re a heavy fornicator and you are not a virgin or you where not a virgin till u got married. You religious people don’t have any point. By the way, not everyone is a Christian, so ur beliefs don’t apply to them, keep ur religion to ur self, stop forcing it down others throat, how would u feel if muslims start forcing every girl in nigeria to cover their body from head to toe in black.

    • xyz

      October 12, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      man bruno hw im i not sure ure a demon just speaking wit fact to cinvince nd woe christians ive seen ur type nd i dnt need a bible to tell dat dats ur motive

    • Mohammad

      October 12, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      If he speaks facts it’s because they are just that-facts. Where are yours? You just want to blindly persecute people because you don’t understand. You are not gay so you can never understand. What we say is that you respect us as humans and nothing else.

  22. Ndubuisi

    October 10, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you archbishop for your foward thinking. i hope all this bakward thinking Nigerians should know that there are millions of Nigerians that are gay living a double life because of fear of being attacked for being gay.

  23. BlueEyed

    October 11, 2014 at 2:10 am

    The message is LOVE. that was what Jesus came to earth to preach. “Religious” people only scream out the parts of the bible that suits them……the major premise anti homosexuals have issues stem from a religious stand point of which Jesus taught to Love. As much as you think gay people would not enter your so called heaven, ur adulterous and deceptive and hateful ways will not take you there too, so please who is the bigger fool?

  24. bayula

    October 11, 2014 at 6:06 am

    hmmmmmmmm, wonders shall never end, am very sure dis pastor must be Gay also

  25. missy

    October 11, 2014 at 7:19 am

    come 2 think of it christianity is nt a religion as many ppl see it is ur personal relationahip wit God.. so stop forcing it on odas if dey dont want it is nt by force let evryone live his/her life n let God b d judge…….

  26. Mohammad

    October 11, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I agree that no one (not least gays) needs the approval of religion. But the bishop has taken a step that will help shift people’s attitudes towards homosexuality. As much as I would hate to acknowledge it, religion has an inordinately high and ironically (considering the corruption that exist in the society) important influence here. People will pay attention and people will be more likely to debate the issues rather than just blindly quote Bible and Quran verses in judgement.

  27. ifepe nnennia

    October 11, 2014 at 10:34 am

    The holy bible hates the sin and not the sinner.homosexuality is a clear cut sin stated in the bible.as christains we are enjoined to pray for those involved,showing them love and respect and believing they will see the light.anyone that argues that homosexuality is right should tell me while they have sex through the unnatural means.recentely in abuja a 9yr old boy was raped by their male tenant and as we speak the boy is in the hospital;he can neither sit or do anything.whether we like it or not and no matter how we want to cover the truth homosexuality and lesibanism is not normal;there re demonic spirits involved.for the records nobody is begging anybody to believe in God;its your choice whether you choose to believe or not.one thing still remains clear that there is heaven and there is hell and death will knock someday and until then you will know if there is God or not.I know that nigeria is corrupt but the prayers of the few faithful people is still keeping this nation.an ebola free nigeria is a huge eviedence of God’s goodness upon this nation and for the records not only politicians are corrupt;we nigerians contribute our own [email protected],nice comment

    • bruno

      October 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      @ifepe, a 9 year old boy got raped by an older tenant, isn’t that pedophilia, and rape, how is that homosexuality, pls think before you talk, you have no business with what two consenting adults (18+ year olds) are doing so pls shut up. You’re an ignorant illiterate. I pity you and ur family. All you religious people on bellanaija are afraid of me, cause I will prove you’re ignorant, I deal with facts and logical thinking not a fictional book (bible, quran) that was written by a white man to enslave and brainwash the world.

    • God the bigger Boss

      October 11, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Well said. Show them love because they are sick and misled.

    • S!

      October 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Next time to be fair, mention also that we heterosexual people are involved in rape.

  28. frank

    October 11, 2014 at 11:09 am

    well its still so obvious that 70% of nigeria populace still lack wisdom and understaning. the only thing wrong with beigh gay in nigeria is cos there cant come out open and be proud of it. As far as am concern some people are born gay,putting them in jail cant stop them from having that urge. Let them be. If a friend fill like having sex with a dog i can only pray or counsel him to know the implication not condemming him cos i will loose more if we aint friend.LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS

  29. Hamada

    October 11, 2014 at 11:37 am

    You are a disgrace to christianity.

  30. AYODEJI

    October 11, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I dnt have problem with the Gays, if they aint killing and causing any harm to fellow human, abegi. No be my ass u go dey use , so what’s my pain or gain in it?, The consequences aint ours but THem’s..#youCantSeeMe

  31. Lois

    October 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I don’t care if anyone is gay or straight. It is not my behind and if hell is indeed true, I will likely not be the one insulphuric fire (that’s if I do good myself though). My issue with gayness is the supposed advertisement, unending campaigns of that orientatation that is ‘largely’ strange to humanity, my country, culture and Africa. The other is the in-your face attitude of many gay people. I work with gays a lot and I can categorically say that in conferences and meetings we invite them to, even prostitutesand lesbians we also invite are way well-behaved than many homosexual males. They walk the length and breadthof the place like dvertising their stuff. Why? It really could be repulsive. Finally, stop for goodness sake the induction and initiation of kids and young people into your homosexuality through molestation and financial favours. Same goes for heterosexuals. I have few gays as friends only that they are prohibited from my kids, same goes for peadophiles and other evil sex predators. I am required by faith to love all persons even in the face of hate…so I love all persons irrespective and do not support the humiliation of homosexuals but I support legislations that protect Nigerian identity, sanity, good cultural practises and importantly it is supported by the majority. I support death sentences to murderers, looters and peadophiles and jail time to those who deserve it. The power rests with the National assembly and the people of Nigeria

    • S!

      October 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      I think the problem is the stereotype associated with homosexuality.
      And also I think the one on the receiving end feels the need to be more feminine since the play the part in the relationship, so it somewhat affects their think & lifestyle.

  32. God the bigger Boss

    October 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I have done research because I want to be more aware , I have tried to look at this issue on every level, morally ,spiritually, socially, religiously etc and all I can say is………it is disgustingly confusing. Bear in mind that this is my personal opinion and for all those who are going to lash out on me…..you can go ahead and rant randomly. I cant even try to absorb the reason why this disease should be seen as a life style and ignorantly accepted by the society. A lot of people are silent about things they dont understand thereby joining the band wagon at the end of the day. What is the ideology behind this? Is it to reduce population? Is the devil using this gay ideology to insult God by planting the seed through the waste tunnel? Are some people using this to controle population so as to form the new world order? The use of public figures, celebrities etc are tools used to potray this act as an innocent and normal lifestyle for better acceptance of this madness. After this then what? Beastility right? Oh come on now people where are we heading? Very soon you will be forced to become that which is being created in the minds of some evil strategists. Most of these so called gay converts or whatever, were in one way or the other molested sexually or physically at some point in their life and they find solace or acceptance in being gay. They should have sorted for guidance or therapists who deals on mental issues like this. This is a disease and should be cure not accepted. Its should be labeled as a disease that is spreading rapidly like ebola and specialized personals should be made to handle it. This new age disease is just plain stupid and lack of what to do with oneself. People have become sooo lazy that they allow the enemy…..the devil to use them. Morally it is ugly and wrong in every sense, socially its a hge distraction in the society and its creating unnecessary nuisance. Its distracting us from the major issues facing us now like poverty, war etc. Biblically its the reoccurrence of the acts of Soddom and Gomorah,……..read your bible its filled with kingdom principles. Everything you need to know is there. The bible holds all records. …past present and even future. The lack of constant relationship with christ can lead to distractions and destruction. There is God if you like it or not. Let us bring Gods kingdom here on earth. I bet the devil is saying ” God in heaven you see what your children are doing? They have even done worse than I did so why do you still love them? He is angry and cant wait untill he drives all souls to hell with him. Be wise.

    • BlueEyed

      October 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Excuse me which research did you conduct, which mental health therapist or religious gay converters have been able to cure this supposed “madness”?? Please if one has successfully with proof, please enlighten the populace, if not shut up and think of how you will better your myopic thinking.
      I personally know people who have in the instance of physical abuse tried to seek help (religious or psychological), my dear BNigerians nobody and I repeat nobody was ever successfully “cured”, while the others faced more abuse and psychological trauma from this so called “gay converters” or mental health specialists,then I know amazing people in the society who were in no way abused, or molested but realized that you can’t stop someone from being who they are. So my dear, study hard, ur almost there but until then why not try and make the world a better place and stop creating conspiracy theories your tiny brain cannot absorb.

    • Mohammad

      October 11, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      You, my friend are gay and in denial. I don’t know how else you would devote so much time to proving what you don’t know. How else can you speak so authoritatively on feelings that you have never had yourself? If you’ve never been gay, you can never know how difficult it is to simply be straight as you put it. You’re full of sh*t!

  33. Raphelibe

    October 11, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    If the archbishop actually said that, bravo to him! With all due respect I will urge him to pursue further his liberality and human rights posture in other directions. Perhaps if he adds what I suggest here to the one he has said, it may earn him an honour from Rome and World recognition.
    He should use his position to encourage the Nigerian Government to enact laws that will allow mothers to marry their sons, fathers to marry their daughters, daughters and sons of the same blood and parents to marry one another. In addition to that list, he should advocate that people can chose to marry animals of their choices. In so doing he would have been a good advocate of the new world order where people are allowed to do whatever they feel is right and please their bodies.
    The accommodating posture of Pope Francis is hailed by world leaders and the press. Why don’t we support the lord arch bishop in this mission of towing the footsteps of “His Holiness” to gain international recognition.
    And considering my support for him, I don’t know why I am constrained to add that God is no respecter of persons.

    • Mohammad

      October 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Raphelibe. Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit and you’re more stupid than you think. Can you think of any reasonable argument to oppose gay rights? Or are you merely driven by what has been written in religious texts that you can possibly fully adhere to yourself? Think long and hard about it and tell us when you feel sure to declare yourself a non-hypocrite.

    • Owelle

      October 12, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Your sarcasm level: Epic Stupidity

  34. yikes

    October 11, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I agree with the Bishop, Soddom and gomorrah was not destroyed just cause of Homosexuality, go and read your bible again. Christianity became widespread under the Roman empire, and this behaviour was part of everyday’s life.

  35. onyi

    October 12, 2014 at 4:12 am

    What? Just passing cux if i say mind na eeh hmmn…..

  36. AJAO

    October 12, 2014 at 8:12 am

    No one was spared in the City when God destroyed the people of Lot. I pity all those who are forming excuses for these evil fellows called gay or lesbians.
    May God save us

  37. OLOBIAN

    October 12, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    catholic church are number one in d world to practice homosexual

  38. beauty

    October 13, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Dear Archbishop of Jos, you are supposed to be a leader and a veritable instrument for Gods kingdom. Please stop being lukewarm and grey on this matter and stand for the truth,The one that would please God whom you serve!!! The problem in this world is that people know good from bad, but has decided to alter bad to good!

  39. beauty

    October 13, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Dear Archbishop of Jos, you are supposed to be a leader and a veritable instrument for God’s kingdom. Please stop being lukewarm and grey on this matter and stand for the truth.The one that would please God whom you serve!!! The problem in this world is that people know good from bad, but have decided to alter bad to good!

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    99. Nein Patrick Harris (1973- ) Actor, singer and the American director
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    102. Pablo Ruiz (1975- ) Argentine singer
    103. Emiliano Rafael Boscatto (1981- ) Conductor argentine television
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