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The Trauma From A Given Sunday

The last time that I went to church, because I wanted to, and not because I was attending some friend’s Thanksgiving or going at the behest of a friend, was in 2014. The Sunday after that Tuesday (January 14) that the Same-sex Marriage Prohibition bill was signed into law. To ...

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Jesus Healed A Gay Man

You don’t understand. Everyone says Homosexuals are this, homosexuals are that But Jesus Christ healed a Gay man in the Bible. And it wasn’t his homosexuality the good Lord healed him of. I mean, I was having this talk with my friend Nathaniel the other day (by the way, Nath’s ...

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The African Homophobe Is Not Special. He Is Simply Behind Schedule

There’s a faux attempt by some members of the African public to paint their homophobia as something new and special, to see it as a vestige of our burgeoning religious and moral fiber resisting Western ills. Nothing could be further from the truth. First, as a people, we’re not some ...

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Would Whitney Houston Still Be Alive If She Had Come Out?

Irene Monroe examines the life of the deceased pop star in this piece about how family, career and church kept her in the closet, pushing her to a downward spiral of drug abuse. * It’s been over five years since Whitney Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her ...

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Abuja Is For Jesus!

Some years ago in Abuja, I attended COZA. The service was going well. Good sermon, fantastic praise and worship – service was just perfect. So it happened that when the offering basket was going round (I had tucked in a very generous amount of my money into the envelope handed ...

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THAT BOY FROM JIGAWA

“The suspects were said to have formed a disciplinary committee to deal with the deceased after they SUSPECTED him to be a homosexual. So on that fateful day, they decided to deal with him where they allegedly took him to the bush and beat him up with sticks.” The following ...

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THAT’S MICHAEL

That’s Michael. Splashed on the front page of the dailies, he’s the first in a queue of 42 gay men who were arrested by the police in Nigeria last week. White singlet – white, like the long white garment that flowed to his ankles when I saw him, almost ten ...

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GAY PEOPLE ARE NOT THE CAUSE OF NIGERIA’S PROBLEMS

I read with disbelief the arrest of 40 gay men in Lagos recently. Gay people are not the problem with Nigeria. The people destroying this country are walking free. We know who they are – thieving politicians, conniving clergy, unscrupulous businessmen, paedophiles, rapists, corporate tax evaders, multinationals that pollute the ...

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There Is Something Fundamentally Wrong With A System That Takes Pride In Subjugating And Violating The Rights Of Its Minorities

This piece was written by Kritzmoritz I haven’t made a blog entry is a very long time but the recent incident of official blackmail against a hated community stirs me to action. It is said we acquiesce to evil by our silence and I don’t intend to play on the ...

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No, Being Gay (Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender) is Not a Sin

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Being gay is not a sin. Neither is being lesbian, bisexual, or Transgender. The Bible never claims that it is. Christians should stop saying it. It’s the most reckless, wasteful, irresponsible misuse of religion; the most dangerous kind of stereotyping and license to discriminate—and it’s killing ...

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