Homosexuality: Nigeria's Anglican church calls for pull out from UN

Published: June 28, 2011

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Primate of the Anglican Communion Church in Nigeria, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Tuesday called for the withdrawal of the country from the United Nations, accusing human rights activists of using the UN to win their global campaign for gay marriages.
Okoh, head of the about 25 million members strong Protestant movement, at a National Conference on Human Rights organized by the Anglican Communion, decried the role UN human rights bodies were playing in the fight for two Malawian boys who got married as homosexuals.
The Nigerian Anglican Church is at loggerheads with the world Anglican body over consecration of gay priests and have threatened to severe links with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Head of the global Anglican movement.
The Primate said in Abuja that “if the UN is now an organ for the advancement of homosexual lifestyle, it is time Nigeria pulled out of that organization, in order to protect the moral health of the nation.”

 Okoh, stated that “Nigeria should not condescend themselves into being a party to such immoral act. If the United Nations make themselves an agent to promote gay marriages, then Nigeria should pull out from such organization.”

 He alleged that the UN is currently being used by human rights bodies, Non-Governmental Organizations and gay rights activist “to ensure the entrenchment of homosexuality globally. What apply in other countries of the world does not necessary apply in Nigeria.”

Speaking in parables, Okoh said, “if in a community we are all farmers and we cultivate yam and we are making progress and one of us decided to cultivate in a way that will ruin the farming, we have right to stop him from employing that method. And if he says it is human rights, what if his human rights was going to ruin us, do we continue to accept it? This human right, if it is not culturally conditioned, does it have a context? What is acceptable in China, does it necessarily become acceptable in Nigeria?”

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