Nigeria: not good news for our gay brothers and sisters there...

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#1 Nigeria: not good news for our gay brothers and sisters there...

Post by Jogger » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:16 pm

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/23/heal ... index.html


"A high-ranking Nigerian policewoman has warned gay people living in the country to leave or risk criminal prosecution...…"

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#2 Re: Nigeria: not good news for our gay brothers and sisters there...

Post by fountainhall » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:32 pm

One of the many injustices left on statute books of many nations when the British abandoned their colonial peoples.

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#3 Re: Nigeria: not good news for our gay brothers and sisters there...

Post by Jun » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:49 pm

The article quotes more recent legislation which the British are unlikely to be responsible for.

The underlying problem appears to be two of the world's most interfering religions.

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#4 Re: Nigeria: not good news for our gay brothers and sisters there...

Post by fountainhall » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:19 am

Jun wrote:The article quotes more recent legislation which the British are unlikely to be responsible for.
I totally agree. But had the British colonials not sewn the seeds in the 19th century, seeds which had borne considerable fruit by the time they made their speedy exit, we cannot know if the new independent country would have even bothered to enact not merely colonial-style anti-sodomy laws but the more stringent ones now in force.

Last year there were 72 countries where being gay remained against the law. 38 were at one time British colonies with the anti-sodomy laws on the statute books. Other colonial powers did not seek to introduce similar anti gay legislation and consequently it is less of an issue today.

But the mis-interpretation of the intention behind verses in the Qu'ran about homosexuality and, in my view, the idiotic literal acceptance of Old Testament tribal admonitions have certainly contributed greatly to the problems the LGBT community continues to face in many countries.

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