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UN condemns Nigeria’s Parliament for passing anti-gay law

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  1. less talk – MORE ACTION!!!

  2. Once again, it’s the grubby end of christianity that has left it’s fingerprints all over the sorry mess of criminalising lbgt people. No surprises there!

    To quote from:

    There have been many voices in the continent that dehumanise same sex relationships. The Nigerian anti-gay bill had the blessing of the Nigerian Anglican Church as well as the former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo who stated that homosexual practice “is clearly unbiblical, unnatural and definitely unAfrican.”

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 1 Jul 2013, 2:32pm

    I very much doubt if Pillay’s statement is going to have any significant impact. Nigeria and others will simply ignore it or accuse the organisation of meddling in the internal affairs of a sovereign state. The usual bilge. It would have more force if the leaders of the EU and free world issued a joint declaration instead, including one against Russia.

  4. Colin Andrew 1966 1 Jul 2013, 2:38pm

    What’s new? Another backward African country that we give money to.

  5. Stop any foreign aid and that will get their attention.

    1. GulliverUK 1 Jul 2013, 3:24pm

      Exactly. Condemnation does nothing at all.

      The government promised to do this previously, they said they would cut bilateral aid, that portion they give directly to the government, and find ways of increasing other aid via NGOs. Other governments have also implemented new processes in recent years, giving aid quarterly, not all at once, so that they know the next amount won’t be given if they don’t improve on set goals.

  6. Also failed to mention the other African states that criminalise homosexuality.

    That is not exclusive to Nigeria!

    1. GulliverUK 1 Jul 2013, 3:28pm

      Good sites for that info include;
      But there are many others too.

  7. I wonder where all the Hard Left campaigners who so enjoyed their campaigns against the pre-Mandella governments of South Africa – marches, tirades against British Banks, sit-ins etc. Not a wimper comes from them against black african government who peddle homophobic hatred and oppress their gay citizens. Their silence is deafening and typically hypocritical.

    1. GulliverUK 2 Jul 2013, 9:37am

      My posts are above and elsewhere, and according to PoliticalCompass I’m about as “Hard Left” as they come. If I get any more left wing I don’t show up on their chart any more ! :D I’m not sure how accurate it is, because I feel quite moderate !

      I’m more left and libertarian than The Dalai Lama !!!
      Here are the UK parties, as were,
      I took the test about 2 years ago
      Have some fun, take the test. Oddly, I don’t suspect people in Nigeria to so radically different to us, but on this issue they have been and are constantly fed lies and misrepresentations about us, by their government, and religious bigots, and it comes down to first seeing us in society, then getting to know us, then they’ll understand we’re just like them.

      1st step is to stop persecutions, then provide protections.

  8. Never mind ‘condemnation’! Withdraw their membership of the UN … and that of any other country which violates the human rights of consenting adults. It’s a scandal and an outrage that supposedly ‘civilised’ countries like Nigeria continue to treat fellow people as human beings as ‘inferior’. They must have no sense of their past whatsoever to discriminate in this way ….

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