I don’t hate gays but I don’t support gay marriage – Emeka Ike

240x_mg_y1ugx33wvq_765485326_199495Renowned Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike has stated that while he does not hate gays, the union between people of the same sexual orientation should not be encouraged.

The former president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), speaking at the Vchannel’s Celebrity Night Out at Troy Lounge in Lagos, Nigeria warned that the country should not follow the example of the United Kingdom which on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 passed legislation to legalized same-sex marriage.

The issue of gay rights and gay marriage across Africa has become a very dicey one.

While a few countries in Africa – like South Africa – have legalized gay marriage, most countries have rather enacted stringent anti-gay laws. The practice, according to some African politicians and religious leaders, is a sin against God and an affront to their tradition.

According to Emeka Ike, “Knowing our penchant for ‘copying’ others I want to plead with Nigerians not to encourage same sex marriage. I don’t hate gays but I don’t support gay marriage either. God does not want it, our culture forbids it.”

“We should not encourage what is not right,” he pleaded.

Emeka Ike, who is on hiatus from acting, explained that the issue is about defending whatever is left of the country’s culture.

“Nigeria should not go the way of UK, we are people of culture. I want our legislators to stick to their guns and not legalize what will be eroding our culture and make us Godless people,” he said.
Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Ernest Dela Aglanu (Twitter: @delaXdela / Instagram: citizendela)

Comments

comments

  • Because the admin of this website is working, no hesitation
    very shortly it will be well-known, due to its feature contents.

  • First off I want to say great blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing.
    I have had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.
    I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first
    10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any suggestions or tips? Appreciate it!

  • I think this is one of the most significant info for me.
    And i’m glad reading your article. But want to remark on few general things, The website style is ideal, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

  • Howdy! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if
    you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one?

    Thanks a lot!

  • I really wanna read your blog every day! – I really
    love reading blogs and also pay day loans.

  • Because the admin of this web page is working,
    no hesitation very shortly it will be renowned, due to its
    quality contents.

  • I just couldn’t leave your website prior to suggesting that
    I actually enjoyed the usual info an individual provide in your visitors?

    Is going to be again continuously to check out new posts

  • Val

    I don’t know whether it’s just me or if perhaps eerybody else encountering issues with your blog.
    It appears as though some of the written text within your content are running off the screen.
    Can somebody else please comment and let me know
    iif this is happening to them too? This may be a issue with my internet bbrowser because I’ve had this happen previously.
    Thank you

  • Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment
    (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any helpful hints for first-time blog writers?
    I’d certainly appreciate it.

  • Love the popular Avengers series, with the likes of Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America and more
    tackling bad guys page by page. If you are using an app
    that uses a data connection to function, a lost internet connection
    could cause the i – Phone app to close unexpectedly.
    I’ve been using these headphones while doing my running chores on the
    treadmill or while jogging outdoors.

  • It’s going to be end of mine day, except before ending I
    am reading this fantastic paragraph to increase my knowledge.

  • Very soon this website will be famous among all blogging and site-building viewers,
    due to it’s pleasant articles

  • Highland Funeral Homes Markham houston tx funeral home Services That Suit Your
    NeedsThe new Markham Chapel Cremation and Reception Center in Highland
    is committed too offer superior service inn the Old Dominion.
    This makes the funeral process done by other people of the happy
    ddays as well as thee staff caan help guide loved obes through the process of their business.
    Survivors include his daughters, Shawna Keeling of Poteau, OK numerous nieces
    and nephews; other relatives & friends.

  • I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and
    was wondering what all is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours
    would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web smart
    so I’m not 100% positive. Any suggestions or advice would be
    greatly appreciated. Cheers

  • Time is on their side and they can be together, assuming the truth doesn’t ruin everything first.
    To make a premature analogy, every “true believer” would agree that the casting of Tobey
    Maguire as Spiderman was an awful decision. It will be great to see what
    Jay Z and Budweiser have in store for the
    attendees next year.

  • Of course, there is no need to go into any form of back story at all, simply gather 24 people (or more) and have at it over a sole weekend in the woods.

    Develop a trivia game that asks questions about the event you are going to.

    Due to the number of games available persons can choose the level of violence
    or graphic sexual content that the game has.