The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) under the leadership of His Eminence, Rev Samson Ayokunle has commended the resolute stance of the Federal Government against same sex marriage and transgender sexuality in the country describing it as a right step in the right direction.
Rev Ayokunle who made this known in a press statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji in Abuja, also challenges the Church of Christ in the nation to be seriously on guard as Satan is more than ever before determined to pollute and destroy our society through abominable practices.
The President of CAN laments how such immoral and sacrilegious practices are gaining popularity in our society today and are, unfortunately, being embraced by some of our misguided brothers, sisters and friends. At the creation, God created male and female, so the so-called transgender is evil and ungodly,
He commended the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, for his campaign against lesbianism, homosexuality, transgender and other social vices. He is optimistic that all right thinking people and the Civil Society will collaborate with the government with a view to eradicating the evil practices in the country.
The statement said further, “Our Constitution and extant laws have no place for obnoxious practices such as same sex marriage or homosexuality, transgender, sodomy and related practices. They are abomination before God and they are alien to our culture as a people.
“The holy books that guide the leading religions in the country, Christianity and Islam, on ways and worship of God, our Creator, the Almighty expressly warn devotees against such practices. They are strange, immoral, reprehensible and condemnable.
“The Almighty who created humankind and the entire universe strictly commanded us to be holy and blameless before Him because He is a Holy God and no unrighteousness can be found around Him.
“It is therefore a self-destructive rebellion against His commandment to embrace such devilish and anti-God practices (which) are dangerous for not just our society but any society that indulges in them. It is capable of plunging our country further into immoral abyss, a situation that, according to scriptural historical accounts, attracted divine judgements and wraths on rebellious people and societies.”
Rev Ayokunle therefore urges all religious, traditional, and political leaders, as well as relevant organizations to rise up, partner and support the efforts to rid the country of the imported practices.