Thursday, December 01, 2011

Religious right group posts article celebrating passage of anti-gay Nigerian bill

Apparently the Alliance Defense Fund isn't too busy trying to keep graduate students from having to learn about counseling gays.

The right-wing organization is also all about passing along articles celebrating the persecution of gay and lesbians abroad.

From its webpage is the following:

Nigeria: Citizens Celebrate Ban of Same-Sex Marriage

All Africa Global Media: Nigerians have continued to celebrate the banning of same-sex marriage by the Senate, commending senators for outlawing what they regard as abnormality and a licence for immorality.

The link in question is to a very biased article about the recent decision by the Nigerian Senate to outlaw marriage equality. The bill also outlaws gay advocacy and public displays of same-sex affection

According to the AP:
Under the measure, couples who marry could face up to 14 years in jail, and witnesses or anyone who helps couples marry could be sentenced to 10 years behind bars.. 

The article cited by the Alliance Defense Fund only quotes supporters of this bill. They call gay marriage something that is degrading and detestable. The article even admits that the bill is to discourage homosexuality and also that the idea of imprisoning gays and lesbians is a good thing.

The irony is stark.

At the same time the Alliance Defense Fund is claiming to defend graduate students against religious persecution, the organization seems to be celebrating the actual persecution of gays and lesbians.

What would Jesus do, indeed.

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