Cleric asks Jonathan to okay anti-gay bill

Asaba—The Bishop of St. Peter’s Anglican
Catheral Asaba, Delta State, Rev Justin Mogekwu,
has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to
sign into law, the anti-gay bill passed by the
National Assembly.
The cleric made the call, weekend in his sermon
at the Cathedral, during a funeral service for
mother of Director-General of the Nigerian
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, NIALS, Prof
Epiphany Azinge, SAN, the late Mrs Angelina
Mogekwu condemned same sex marriage,
describing same as evil and a curse from hell.
He said: “Same sex marriage is a curse from
hell; it is not a human right. Imagine what
would have happened when your father wanted
to marry your mother and said to his own father,
dad, I have seen the person I want to marry and
he said, ‘fine, bring the person home and let me
see her.’ And then he goes to bring one Isaiah,
saying,‘ dad this is my wife to be.”
The cleric described gay marriage as evil and
wickedness, which must be resisted with the last
drop of our blood.
He berated the US President Barrack Obama, for
advocating same sex marriage, describing it as a
next step to heinous sex perversion.
He warned that if not checked, the next thing
will be for somebody to say: “I want to marry my
He noted that President Jonathan must not
delay in signing “this wonderful bill” as passed
by the National Assembly into law.
The Senate passed the Anti-Gay bill,
recommending 14 years imprisonment for
anybody found engaging in gay activities.
He commended the Senator representing the
zone, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for doing a great job in
the Senate.
The service was attended by prominent political
leaders, judicial officers and dignitaries from all
parts of the country, including Delta State
governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Senator
Chris Ngige, Dr. Joe Nwodo, Dr. Okwesilieze
Nwodo, General Secretary, Nigerian Bar
Association, NBA, Mr Emeka Obegolu and omong

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