So the other day a picture of 3 men accused of being gay, stripped naked and bound with ropes hit twitter. Apparently the picture was taken somewhere in Imo State and the men were supposedly “caught in the act” of being gay. They were beaten, and paraded around naked.
Now I’m not gay nor do I really think it’s right, but why do some Nigerians feel like it’s our right to fish out exert punishment on gay people. A lot of them humiliated and defiled because of their sexual orientation. Who gave you the right? How does what a gay couple does in their house affect your life. Has it removed money from your pocket? Has it fixed corruption? Common son.
When I tweeted my thoughts on this topic, some people attacked me on some it’s morally wrong, it’s an abomination against God, You must be gay, etc. Hmmm… Let’s see, so you are the one with no sin, and can throw stones? You are the holy one that hasn’t sinned before abi. God has already written your name in the book of life right? Please take long bench. I’m not a big quoter of bible verses, but even in the bible, an adulterer was forgiven by Jesus when she was condemned to being stoned to death by the community. Christianity is a religion about love, and acceptance, not condemning and persecuting.
For some reason in Nigeria we tend to take some imaginary high moral ground, and point down at other people “sinning” and say it’s bad and those sinners are going to hell. I mean someone that sleeps around, or someone that steals govt money vs someone that is gay, guess what? If we’re talking sin, they are both going to hell. Last time I heard there aren’t different temperatures in hell. Or special rooms for those that sinned but are not gay.
That’s how some Nigerians were jumping up and down in Nigeria about not supporting Obama anymore cos he believes gay people should be able to marry/have civil unions. Oho! Is that so? So you don finish with our problems of no light, insecurity, corruption, ethnic violence and crooked politics that you can now worry about what 2 people are doing in their rooms in a country 5268 miles away from you. I’m getting it.
Bottom line is, just cos you don’t agree with someone’s way of life or how they do things doesn’t give you right to persecute them. Does not give you the right to condemn them, because in reality we’re not God, and we have all sinned. And all we should do is worry about our own problem, and no dey point fingers all the time. I’m sure some people will attack me for this post, but nah that one concern una.
Like I said earlier, regardless of if you think it’s right or wrong, it’s not your place to persecute, cos my brother, my sister, You No Holy Pass.