Same-sex marriages vigorously denounced by the Nigerian Bishops.
According to details, strong condemnation has aroused against the same-sex marriages from the bishops of Nigeria, following recent vice developments in Ireland, the United States, and other Western nations. The Bishops have intently criticised “the recent rise in Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender activism,” while branding the recent “powerful legislative and judicial manoeuvres to redefine marriage” as “a sad, unjust and lamentable situation based largely upon a distorted perception of natural law, the will of God, and human nature.”In a statement the bishops have plainly fulminated against same-sex marriages and any legal exercises backing them up while stating: “On our part we hereby re-emphasize that Marriage is the sacred union of one man and one woman for the begetting and care of children. It forms the core of the family which is the bedrock and foundational cell of our civilization and as such it is sanctioned by God, upheld by our culture, celebrated in our society and protected by our government. The family deserves the protection from all civilized institutions as it predates society and is not subject to it. So our role is to promote it, protect it and preserve it at a time like this when many countries have unfortunately chosen a different path. We call upon President Muhammadu Buhari and all our esteemed leaders, legislators and judges to shun all pressures and protect all Nigerians from the growing but dangerous influence of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender propaganda.We appeal to professionals in the domains of media, music, entertainment, teaching, medicine, marketing and business to become faithful gatekeepers by protecting the public from the infiltration of this propaganda which is often spread through various media and forums.We encourage parents to educate their children on the immutable meaning of marriage so as to strengthen them to stand fearless by the indelible truth in a rapidly changing world. We urge young people to learn and hold firmly unto sound religious and cultural values that celebrate the beauty and blessings of marriage as the lifelong union between one man and one woman.Finally we pray that God will grant us all the courage, integrity and perseverance needed at this time to uphold the unchangeable truth about the dignity of human sexuality and the sanctity of the institution of marriage.”