25 February 2013

Nigeria: Anglicans Warn Against Gay Marriage

Lagos — PRIMATE of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, Sunday called on Nigerians especially Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion not to embrace the culture of gay marriage now rampant in Europe.

Speaking during the consecration service of Very Reverend Simon Borokini, Venerable Geoffery Okoroafor and Venerable James Odedeji as Bishops of Akure, Egbu and Lagos West respectively, at the Cathedral of St. Jude, Ebute Metta, Lagos, Okoh described homosexuality, lesbianism and gay marriage as great evils that must neither be condoned nor allowed to exist in Nigerian society.

Okoh said: "There are lots of immoralities going on in the world and we do not want our Bishops or our members to be involved in any act of immoralities. I am calling on our clergies not to allow any influence from any quarter to corrupt the church of Christ.

"The basic of Jesus Christ will continue to be our teachings and we will not depart from it. Practicing homosexual would not be of any help for the nation and the Church of God at large. The basic of Christian marriage is between man and woman and not between man and man or other way round."

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