Okoh warns Nigeria against legalising same-sex marriage

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh

ARCHBISHOP of Abuja and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh has decried the on-going law by the United States to legalise same-sex marriage, advising Nigerians not to emulate such life style.

Okoh disclosed this during the marriage ceremony of the daughter of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mac John Nwaobiala at the weekend in Abuja.

Reverend Okoh, who described the act as an aberration, further pointed out that God’s plan allows man and woman to be married, citing examples from the from beginning of creation:

“In the beginning, the Lord God made the woman for the man. And to show us that it was not that God did not know that he could make another man; could have very well created another man, he crafted a person, who is a human being all the same but very different; a woman” and he said “this is the one that is lacking in your life.”

The cleric further stressed that same-sex marriage can hamper creation and the usual mother-father family setting, which may not be too healthy for the society, imploring expectant couples to exercise faith and be steadfast.

“Those who are treading that path of same-sex marriage are treading the path of a dead end. Marriage is for procreation, God brought you together, and it is the same God who will give you children.

United States Supreme Court on June 26 ruled same-sex marriage as legal right across the U.S which means the 14 states, which prohibited same-sex marriage will no longer be able to enforce the ban.

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