From CHANGING ATTITUDE:
The Nigerian House of Representatives today approved the bill banning gay marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders. The bill will now be sent to President Goodluck Jonathan for him to potentially sign into law. Whether he will approve it remains unclear, and both the United States and the United Kingdom raised concerns over a measure that could put foreign funding for AIDS and HIV outreach programs in jeopardy.
The bill would make it illegal to register gay clubs or organizations, as well as criminalizing the “public show of same-sex amorous relationships directly or indirectly.” Those who violate those laws would face 10-year imprisonment. Changing Attitude Nigeria and many other organisations responding to the sexual health needs of LGBT people would be banned.
This unchristian legislation has the full backing of the churches in Nigeria including the Anglicans. It demands condemnation from all agencies with any influence in that superstitious, unenlightened and intrinsically corrupt nation. So, this would be an opportune time, in fact, I would suggest, the necessary time for the Archbishop of Canterbury to publicly denounce this bill as both unchristian and inhumane. Welby has many contacts with Nigeria and a proven propensity to excuse the immoral beliefs and actions of its citizens. But he is also the Archbishop of England, a civilised country that condemns homophobia as vehemently as it condemns corrupt business practices. My guess is that he will remain quiet and, by omission, show the world which side he is really on, despite all his fancy words of reconciliation.