Olanipekun, Ahamba fault U.S. court’s approval of same-sex marriage

gay marriage. PHOTO: startribune.com

gay marriage. PHOTO: startribune.com

TWO legal luminaries, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and Chief Mike Ahamba(SAN) have condemned the recent verdict by the United States (US) Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage.
In a 5-4 ruling, the highest court in the US said the Constitution requires all 50 states to carry out and recognize marriage between people of the same sex last Friday.

In the ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the plaintiffs asked “for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
The US apex court’s ruling thus brings to an end more than a decade of bitter legal battles.

Olanipekun said the decision was contrary to God’s ordination as well as the principles that ushered in the American state in 1776.

His words: “That decision runs contrary to God’s ordination. Its also contrary to what the Americans claim to be when the American State was founded in 1776.

“The American nation is moving too fast away from the principles that ushered in the American nation in 1776 when they were fighting the British colonial masters. When you read the American constitution, the preamble and the declaration, they were talking about God, God and God.

“The American nation was founded on the Supremacy of God and the need for all human created by Him to obey his laws and respect to man. So one is very surprised the way it is now turning 360 degrees away.
In his reaction, Ahamba said the ruling was only based on the interpretation of the American law and could not be universal.

According to him, “it is an internal affair and it is an unfortunate situation.”

He therefore expressed gratitude that there is nothing in Nigerian law that could make any court in the country interprete the same as American Supreme court has interpreted in their own law.

He said: “Today, I thank God that I am not an American, where a man can marry a man and a woman can marry a woman.

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4 Comments
  • Ademola james

    hello

  • Ralf

    Lies…USA was formed wit d ideologies, freedom to life, Liberty n pursuit of happiness. …Not God, God, God…As falsely insenuated by these two imb ciles Nigerians….Tho i dont support gay marriages…Likes of u Nigerian SAN or whtever are cab drivers in d USA. ..So wheather u thnk God tht u r not an American, doesn’t mean jack…Do u thnk God tht u belong to d zoo called Nigeria? ?.Which brings humiliation to u in all int.airports??..Plez , solve una own problems first…

  • Bello Barriga

    The following is what I heard @ mama-put (BAR) last night. It was a conversation between two friends.
    1st man: Old boy do you know in USA you can now marry your dog, cat, or anything you are in love with.
    2nd man: Not only that my friend. Now in the USA you can marry more than one woman as long as the parties are in agreement.
    1st man: In the USA the supreme court (STENCH FROM THE BENCH) ruled it is protection of individual rights.
    2nd man: USA can no longer continue the welfare hands-out for women, so the court ruled – Let the men take care of the women.
    1st man: Old boy, where did you hear about that one? In the USA, a man can now legally marry more than one wife.
    2nd man: well you do not need to hear that – if a man can marry a man, and a woman can marry a woman, then what stop any body whether a woman or a man from marrying as many as she/he wants?
    I left the men @ the bar because traffic was getting better and I must get home.

  • Onyekosor Kingsley

    LET US EXAMINE ROMAN 1:28 IN DIFFERENT VERSIONS
    THIS IS EVIL LET US JOIN OUR VOICE TOGETHER AND SPEAK AGAINST IT.
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    New International Version

    Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the
    knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought
    not to be done.

    New Living Translation

    Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to
    their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.

    English Standard Version
    And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

    New American Standard Bible

    And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God
    gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not
    proper,

    King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    And even as they did
    not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a
    reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    International Standard Version

    Furthermore, because they did not think it worthwhile to keep knowing
    God fully, God delivered them to degraded minds to perform acts that
    should not be done.

    Aramaic Bible in Plain English
    And
    because they decided in themselves not to know God, God handed them over
    to a worthless mind so that they would be doing whatever is
    inappropriate,

    GOD’S WORD® Translation
    And because they
    thought it was worthless to acknowledge God, God allowed their own
    immoral minds to control them. So they do these indecent things.

    King James 2000 Bible

    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God
    gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not
    proper;

    American King James Version
    And even as they did not
    like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate
    mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    American Standard Version

    And even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them
    up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

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