Nigerian gay pastor dares Senate, recruits more members

Date: 03-12-2011 2:23 pm (11 years ago) | Author: okpara kingsley
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- at 3-12-2011 02:23 PM (11 years ago)
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he Senate during the week passed the anti Same-Sex Marriage Bill prohibiting all marriages between man and man and between woman and woman.

The Bill sponsored by Senator Magnus Abe, PDP, Rivers, prescribes 14 years jail term for anybody convicted of contracting marriage between same sex.

It also prescribed 10 years for anybody convicted of aiding and abetting the contraction of same sex marriage in Nigeria and also nullifies certificate of same sex marriage contracted outside the shores of Nigeria.

The act also kicked against the operation of gay clubs in Nigeria with a punishment of 10 years jail term without option of fine for anybody guilty of operating gay clubs within the country.

Gay Pastor Rowland Olajide Macaulay,

In 2008, Saturday Vanguard reported a story about a gay Reverend Rowland who was running a church secretly in Nigeria. The Church called House of Rainbow was situated at No 36/38 Yakoyo street, Ojodu Berger, Lagos. Reverend Roland some time ago reportedly appeared on Cable Network News, CNN, where he proudly talked about his church of gays.

The initial reaction about his exposure was that such a church could not exist within Nigeria as such things are common outside the country.

But an uproar in the Anglican communion in Europe on gay bishops brought up the case of Reverend Rowland, a Nigerian, and was residing in Lagos. He was also operating his gay church in Lagos.

In his plot 145 flat 1, Jakande Estate, Isolo, Lagos, where Rev. Rowland Olajide Macaulay, the gay pastor lived, the apartment was locked. It was learnt that the Reverend had left his house on Saturday, September 13, immediately after a national newspaper carried the story of his homosegxwal church.

According to the neighbours, the Sunday service was unable to hold both at the Jakande Estate branch and the Ojodu headquarters of House of Rainbow Ministries after that publication.

Right now, Rev. Rowland has relocated abroad where he is presently running his gay church,”House Of Rainbow Fellowship”.

According to him, “ My Church is a voice of the younger generation of citizens, activists, and diaspora, and our collective belief in a more progressive Nigeria. They are afraid of our growing influence as we gather allies not just from the West, a people that are not afraid but powerful and resilient.

“Right now, they are spreading their tentacles to every village, town and city around the world”. The Church is also calling on faithful and dedicated local leaders who believe in homosegxwality and Lesbianism. Ten House Of Rainbow Fellowship local leaders are in Ghana, Nigeria, UK, Burundi, and Lesotho.

According to the gay pastor,  “any negative effect on the anti-gay bill will have detrimental effect on the work and mission of House Of Rainbow in Nigeria. The lives of LGBTI people and their friends, families and allies will be further frustrated with fear and prejudice. We need to pray and stand up against injustice”.

Nigeria is kicking against the practice of same sex marriage where homosegxwality is punishable by up to 14 years in prison, so it might be a terrible time for both gay and religious leaders who are in support of this practice.

Meanwhile, Rev Rowland Jide Macaulay, the gay minister who founded the church, is leading a comeback even though he remains in self-imposed exile in London.

”Religion is a backbone to life in Nigeria, so we all want to go to church,” he said. “But we don’t want to lie to God about who we are.”

Macaulay first set up House of Rainbow in 2006, where he openly held Sunday services in a Lagos hotel hall decorated in rainbow colours. A public backlash culminated in members being beaten as they left the church. Macaulay fled to the UK after receiving death threats.

This year, he has recruited a small team that includes his local leaders in Lagos in his voluntary role.

The project could even spread beyond the borders of Africa’s most populous country. Macaulay has recently recruited a local leader in Accra, the capital of nearby Ghana. He is considering applications from Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

Pentecostal pastors often see gay desire as the work of demons. “You might start casually but, once you get into it, you will be possessed by the spirit,” said Emmanuel Owoyemi, a pastor in Lagos.

Meanwhile, in the 12 sharia states in the North, gay sex carries the death penalty, although no executions have yet taken place.

A national anti-gay marriage bill, which pushes for jail sentences for anyone who even assists gay marriage, has been before Nigeria’s parliament since 2009 and was passed recently prohibiting the practice. Macaulay, however, is not taking any chances this time.

Prayer sessions are being held in secret locations. No unknown newcomers are being admitted. He continues to preach via YouTube from London – he thinks it would be unwise to return home. “We have learnt our lesson,” he said. “It is a hostile situation.”

Being gay is regarded as an offence across much of Africa.

Apart from being on the wrong side of the law, many homosegxwal Nigerians say exclusion from church is one of the hardest parts of being gay. ”We are brought up to believe that you should belong to a religion. We feel that, if we don’t go to church, God will not answer our prayers,” says a young gay man in Abuja, .

Posted: at 3-12-2011 02:23 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- solid_solid at 3-12-2011 02:37 PM (11 years ago)
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may God have mercy upon him
Posted: at 3-12-2011 02:37 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kebella at 3-12-2011 02:40 PM (11 years ago)
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yu've got to be kidding Shocked Shocked

Posted: at 3-12-2011 02:40 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- solid_solid at 3-12-2011 03:11 PM (11 years ago)
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u no see him face?
Posted: at 3-12-2011 03:11 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bukka at 3-12-2011 04:08 PM (11 years ago)
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na ony pastors wey sabi dis rubbish tin...........u wil neva see a malam or wateva supportin dis rubbish tins
Posted: at 3-12-2011 04:08 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Henchmann at 3-12-2011 04:09 PM (11 years ago)
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Abeg, who see Ajanni ? him and dis guy look alike ooo.
Anybody wey see Ajanni, make im help me ask am whether na yim elder brother.
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- Henchmann at 3-12-2011 04:24 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: bukka on  3-12-2011 04:08 PM
na ony pastors wey sabi dis rubbish tin...........u wil neva see a malam or wateva supportin dis rubbish tins

Shut up! Shut up!! Shut up ur BUKKA mouth.
No be malams(Lamma) like u dey bang every thing wey come their way for lagos ?
Go lagos malam kiosk go ask dem, wetin dem dey take hold body for night.
Na so wan malam wan scatter my friend yansh because the guy sleep for im shop.

Now tell me mumu, wetin dem dey take hold body wen dem go leave their wife for Niger and northern nigeria for many months go stay for lagos without any girlfriend. 10 men, one room, and dem like sex pass food. Next time, think before u open ur BUKKA mouth. Aboki wey dey bang goat, even if u give am stone wey get hole, im no go mind.
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- Bizzygal at 3-12-2011 04:28 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: bukka on  3-12-2011 04:08 PM
na ony pastors wey sabi dis rubbish tin...........u wil neva see a malam or wateva supportin dis rubbish tins

Without any offence to the muslims but @ bukka, If it was a christian that wrote this in the reverse, the next thing boko haram will be after the person. you bloody religion descriminator.
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- solid_solid at 3-12-2011 05:09 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: bukka on  3-12-2011 04:08 PM
na ony pastors wey sabi dis rubbish tin...........u wil neva see a malam or wateva supportin dis rubbish tins


GUY U NO WELL SO
Posted: at 3-12-2011 05:09 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- charlym at 3-12-2011 06:11 PM (11 years ago)
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Agent of Lucifer.
Posted: at 3-12-2011 06:11 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- born_to_win at 3-12-2011 06:26 PM (11 years ago)
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How can a gay person be a pastor? That's like fire saying that it's a fire extinguisher.
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- umuyo101 at 3-12-2011 06:40 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: born_to_win on  3-12-2011 06:26 PM
How can a gay person be a pastor? That's like fire saying that it's a fire extinguisher.
  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin   WELL, D MAN NA PASTOR!
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- SuP3r-B at 3-12-2011 07:07 PM (11 years ago)
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God in fact d georgment 4gay act shld hv been death slf,infact y is d moda4ker still breathn slf.d govt shld fish such pple n elluminate dem infact i wish i am d president of dis country slf
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- sagiru at 3-12-2011 07:30 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: solid_solid on  3-12-2011 02:37 PM
may God have mercy upon him

Ameen...But i don't think dz guy is a real Postor....Coz no real Pastor cn support such rubbish i guess....
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- faco at 3-12-2011 07:45 PM (11 years ago)
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What it is wit all this stinky ABOKI people and their stupid muslem [email protected] or wht did they call u? U r simple a pest smelin A*#S
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- faco at 3-12-2011 07:46 PM (11 years ago)
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What it is wit all this stinky ABOKI people and their stupid muslem [email protected] or wht did they call u? U r simple a pest smelin A*#S
Posted: at 3-12-2011 07:46 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Obitexa at 3-12-2011 10:03 PM (11 years ago)
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na noise im dey make...make im come inside 9ja now..
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- DonRanco at 3-12-2011 10:46 PM (11 years ago)
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Without being told, one can easily understand that this man is an agent of Satan; he is completely possessed, thus the reason he is not even aware that the scripture prohibit homosegxwality and stipulates a Death Sentence to any act of such. Real Men of God should know better. No wonder Prophet Isaiah clearly stated that they have physical eyes but are spiritually blind and the have physical ears but spiritually deaf, they better repent speedily b4 it is 2 late.
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- The-s-man at 3-12-2011 11:37 PM (11 years ago)
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With due respect to the christians, this man can never be a pastor, cos am 100% no any good christian or muslim will support such an ungodly act.
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- Ecto at 3-12-2011 11:51 PM (11 years ago)
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Gay is strongly condemned in the Bible book of Roman. So let no man deceive you that he or she is a gay pastor.

The bible called it "unnatural" and "shameful"!
Posted: at 3-12-2011 11:51 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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