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CAN urges FG not to decriminalise Same-Sex Marriage



CAN urges FG not to decriminalise Same-Sex Marriage | BellaNaijaThe Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked that the Federal Government not legalise same-sex unions, Punch reports.

The statement is in response to British Prime Minister Theresa May urging Commonwealth nations with laws criminalising LGBT people to remove them.

CAN, in a statement, said same-sex marriage contradicts the position of the scripture. They said:

If we may remind the British authorities, the same-sex marriage contradicts the position of the Scripture and any human law that contradicts the Bible cannot stand.

God is the author of marriage and He stated it clearly that it involves a man and a woman. In addition, the Bible states: A man will leave his father and his mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh.

Jesus our Saviour confirmed that marriage should be for male and female. The Bible condemns homosexuality as an immoral and unnatural sin.


  1. Author Unknown

    April 23, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    So, did the scripture also say to criminalise homosexuality? Is Nigeria a Christian or Sharia state?

  2. Elizabeth

    April 23, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    The fact that Homosexuality contradicts scripture does not mean that it should be criminalized. Adultery and fornication also contradict the scripture, but they are not criminalized. For crimes, the issue is always consent. The question is: Is there any victim in the situation? In rape, incest, and murder, there is a clear victim. Therefore, these crimes should be criminalized. But in cases of Homosexuality between two consenting adults, it may not be moral to you, but it is certainly not a crime because like I said earlier, there is no victim!

  3. jokobaba

    April 23, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    40 million unemployed Nigerians and LGBT criminalisation is the priority? Can we focus on serious issues confronting Nigerians?

  4. Engoz

    April 23, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Yeah CAN, I’ll take you seriously when you advocate for the criminalization of fornication and adultery.

  5. Nahum

    April 23, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    It is a priority for God or the Shariah because some of the 40 millions unemployed might be saved but the lgbt are surely damned to He’ll fire.Their problem is GOD loves them BUT hates the evil spirit beyond lgbt….

  6. gbaskelebo

    April 23, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    CAN I am with you guys all the way… we won’t continue to import rubbish! I know of a friend who got married in Nigeria through an arrangement, only for her on getting to Germany to find out her husband was gay! It wasn’t funny the marriage was never consummated, it ended in a divorce. They should keep their madness there.

  7. Becca

    April 23, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Human rights take precedence over religious beliefs.

  8. keke driver

    April 24, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    HYPOCRITES!!!!!!! Apparently it’s a crime to be gay than be a political thief!!


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