The news is making the round, a man has been murdered, his properties burnt. They said he committed a hideous crime, he was polluting the land.
What was his crime you ask?
He WAS gay.
Now, how you react to those three words determine which side of the divide you stand. Are you happy the man was murdered because of his sexual orientation? Clap for yourself, you’ve killed God. That’s right, you’ve never been comfortable with the way God goes around dashing His mercies up and down, to ‘sinners’ and ‘righteous’ alike.
Can’t He see being gay is the worst kind of sin? Not murder, not corruption, not envy, not lying, not witchcraft, not adultery, not fornication, not a whole lot of sins. Clearly God must have gotten soft in His older age. You’ll be His fire, you’ll be His brimstone. He didn’t ask you to but you’re pretty sure He’ll reward you with some kind of medal, forgive your many sins maybe, including the sin of murder. Heck, you’ve killed a gay man; surely that’s a one way ticket to paradise.
You annoying, stupid, insane, megalomaniacal excuse of a human being! What have you achieved from this? You’ll still go to your religious places of worship, you’ll listen as your anointed men of God tells you that human life is precious, he’ll tell you about the prostitute that was brought before Jesus by her accusers but received mercy. You’ll shout, scream, claim your miracle, then head on out and commit cold blooded murder.
You anointed man of God. You’ve found your way into social media, you’re spreading the Word, you’re spreading YOUR word. Calling on people to come for this crusade or type amen under your picture to receive their miracles. You’ll read of this atrocity, the murder of a man who did nothing wrong to deserve death. You’ll read and you’ll move on, no social media message to your followers, no sermon from your pulpit. You’ll simply move on, you’ve found your next scare tactic message, the theme of your next crusade. “These Sodomites you see, you’ll see them no more”. Ptueh! All of us go jam for this heaven.
Your leaders came up with the “Jail the gays” bill. Wasn’t it fourteen years jail time they prescribed? You people rejoiced, the problem of the country has been solved. The gays stood, they watched as your unhealthy obsession with how they have consenting adult sex led to your taking away their rights. They watched from their homes, your brothers, your sisters, your fathers and mothers, they watched as you all were jubilant at the signing of a draconian bill into law. But clearly that was not enough, you must kill, your insatiable appetite for murder cannot be quenched. You became a ‘good murderer’, a merciful one. You’re ridding the country of scum, a man created by God, a man God looked at when he finished creating him and called him beautiful, that same man you see and call scum.
You’ll go back into your homes, the scum is dead, you’ve done God’s work. You’ll switch on your TV. They’re showing the endless conflict in the Middle East, the Boko Haram atrocities in the North. You’ll watch as the reporter speaks on the endless murders committed, people who died simply because they worship differently. You’ll sigh, snap your fingers, shout Jesus and finally call on God to punish these murderers.
You’ll go about your lives the next day, the country is still a mess, persistent fuel queues, epileptic power supply, unequipped hospitals, corruption everywhere. You’ll curse the leaders for their ineptitude and call on God to punish them. You who just murdered an unarmed innocent man just the day before! In your perceived righteousness, you are surrounded by sinners.
Our country has become a cesspool of hate, murderers and psychos. We have denigrated to a stage where it’s really that easy to kill a man because he takes it up the butt. His butt, not yours, HIS! We have become so obsessed with how much sex the next man is having and if he is having it right. We have become the moral police when our morality stinks to the high heavens. We have become a country abandoned by God but our denial is strong.
We are God’s people. We are fair. We are just.
We are insane!
Written by Anyibaba