Leadership (Abuja)

22 January 2013

Nigeria: Same Sex Marriage Is Evil, Says Adeboye

Foremost cleric, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has condemned the same sex marriage that has been made legitimate in some countries, saying such should not be introduced in Nigeria.

Pastor Adeboye, who is General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), described same sex marriage as anathema to God's will and instruction, saying the will of God for human beings is to be fruitful, replenish and multiply on earth, and anything contrary to that is devilish.

The renowned Christian cleric who spoke at the New Year thanksgiving organized by the Joint Christian Mission of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, said same sex marriage was capable of wiping out human race within just 20 years of its practice.

He said, "How can a man who marries a fellow man produce a child? And how can a woman who marries a woman produce a child? If this evil is allowed to stay, there will not be new born babies again in the world.

"As the older generation dies, would there be new generation to succeed? Even plants and animals have new generation to succeed them."

Adeboye therefore called on those who indulge in the sacrilegious act to repent and turn to God, stressing that "like poles repel, while unlike poles attract."

While praying for peace and stability of the country, Adeboye enjoined all Nigerians to walk in the ways of God this year and shun all evil acts which may attract the wrath of God on the nation.

He also urged the people to walk in the light of God and forsake acts that are traceable to darkness, saying "darkness is bad, it is evil. It produces poverty, hatred, sorrow, bareness and loneliness."

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