The Federal Government of Nigeria has indicated that they are under pressure from the International Community to sign the Gay Rights Bill in Nigeria.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, stated this as he accused the international community of hypocrisy, insisting that Nigeria would not sign the Gay Rights bill or abolish the death penalty without reviewing the constitution.....In a crude sense the international community is terrorizing Nigeria and the African continent into signing into law the Gay Right Bill. To whose benefit in particular? The Nigerian populace who don’t want it? The international community’s personal interest and hidden agenda?
The minister said that Nigeria does not impose its culture on other countries and as such it was wrong for anyone to attempt to impose a foreign culture on the nation. According to him “This thing must be understood because we have been under pressure about this issue of Gay Rights. It is not part of our own culture, you need to understand that. It needs to evolve. Let us get to that stage of understanding that two men can marry, and then we will get to the bridge and cross it.
But please let foreign diplomats educate their various governments that you cannot come overnight and impose values that are not part of our tradition on us. Don’t impose it on us that we must allow it in our constitution. If we are talking about democracy, democracy is about free choice, free association you don’t force values on others"
Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, and for the people if I’m not mistaken. If the people have said they don’t want something a certain law, is it not democratically right not to pass such law? That the international community adopted gay right bill or a certain law that suits them doesn’t make the law right or normal.
Instead of pressuring Nigeria to sign the Gay Right Bill into law and Nigeria don’t want such immoral law, the international community should simply adopt all gays and lesbians in Nigeria, naturalize them into full citizens with full benefits of their respective Gay Right Bill countries and also fully integrate them into juicy elevated positions in the private and public sector of the society. Hopefully if they do that they won’t start another discrimination of black LGBT members. The international community should throw their embassy doors open to grant any gay/lesbian visa into their country to seek gay right bill asylum.
Nigeria won’t pressurize them to adopt her culture. It’s just someone that practices religion ‘m’ forcing his/her religion on someone that practices religion ‘q’. Let the dead bury the dead. I won’t be surprised if the international community backs under-aged marriage bill that is recently causing commotion heating up the body polity. They definitely will provided there’s a gain from it for them!
I ask the question again; Is The International Community Subtly Implementing Sexual Orientation Terrorism Foreign Policy?
What is your take?