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Alliance Defense Fund Celebrates Pending Criminalization of Consensual Relationships and LGBT Advocacy in Nigeria

Jim Burroway

December 2nd, 2011

Phoenix-based Alliance Defense Fund, which is the legal team defending California’s Proposition 8 in Federal Court, posted this alert on their web site :

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 bill which ADF is so keen on celebrating criminalizes all LGBT advocacy by organizations or individuals with ten years imprisonment. It also demands ten years in a Nigerian prison for anyone caught in a “public show of same-sex amorous relationships directly or indirectly.” That’s in addition to the provisions for fourteen years’ imprisonment for entering into a same-sex marriage or ten years for witnessing, performing, or “aiding/abetting” one.

Remember, these are the same guys who are fighting with everything they have to strip Californians of their right to marry.

[via Alvin McEwen]



December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

And this is why the ADF is such a particularly vile group; aside from separating children from glbt parents.

I think officially supporting hate legislation like Nigeria’s should fast track an organization for branding as a SPLC designated hate group.

I wonder how much “inspiration” counsel and drafting for this originated with our domestic hate groups?

Ben M
December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

Doesn’t this press release go right to the heart of Walkers finding re: anti-gay animus?

Tom in Lazybrook
December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

It proves they can’t win an argument on Gay rights, so the seek to throw us all in Kiri Kiri Jailcamp in Nigeria to prevent us from speaking, assembling, advocating, and arguing our viewpoint.

Make them OWN their cheerleading the denial of freedom of petition, protest, assembly, religion, association, expression, privacy, and speech.

Apparently, locking up all of a minority into jailcamps is a “cultural perspective”.

December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

Chilling, very chilling. This truly shows what they are made of doesn’t it?

Timothy Kincaid
December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

Mommy, why does the ADF hate the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion so much?

Tom in Lazybrook
December 3rd, 2011 | LINK

Tim, EXACTLY. This bill denies anyone freedom of RELIGION. It throws anyone, gay or straight, into prison for 14 years for attending a same sex marriage ceremony in their church. There is a Gay affirming church in Nigeria. This bill will make the private practice of their religion illegal.

Regan DuCasse
December 3rd, 2011 | LINK

I visit with my lesbian friends, we have coffee together out in restaurants. I hug them, sometimes we’re walking along, arm in arm. I give them a kiss on the cheek in greeting or saying goodbye.

I help them with flyers, organizing, or walking their dogs.

Sometimes I’m mistaken for a lesbian because of my associations. I don’t care, with my gay friends it’s just a bit of an error, to a homophobe they like to think they are insulting me if they say I’m a lesbian in public.

In Nigeria or Uganda, I might be arrested or beaten or jailed with my friends.
I’ve thought about it, folks. I really have. There isn’t anything here in America that would protect me and my girlfriends from being assaulted or shot in the street.
Or smeared by libel and slander.

But I thought about it. I thought about the non blacks, Jews, the ministers, rabbis and good hearted white people willing to be beaten, jailed, who were shot at, bombed and menaced for standing up to white supremacist terrorists.
I thought about it.
I decided that my gay friends are far better people to be with, than the self righteous who would make such laws against my friends.
I have wondered if I was the one worthy of the love of my friends, to risk my safety and freedom for them.
I thought about it.
And got my answer because of the cowardice, and intractable ignorance and arrogance of our opposition.
The Alliance Defense Fund is full of cowards, whiners, and pussies.
They are uncivil and selfish. They hide behind the very Constitution they are trying to exclude our brethren from.
And yet, believe that God would be on the side of that kind of act against another human being and their humanity.

I sure thought about it.
I cannot live without my gay friends. I just couldn’t.
I don’t want to have the freedoms that I do, and not share them.
Especially knowing the sacrifices made for me to have them.
I thought about it, and just couldn’t.

Tom in Lazybrook
December 4th, 2011 | LINK

Nigerian Paper quotes James Dobson in an opinion piece in favor of denial of basic human rights to LGBT Nigerians–the-debate-continues

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