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Gay Marriage An Abomination, Alien To African Culture – Methodist Prelate Declares

The lecture’s topic, presented by the General Secretary of the World Methodist Council, Bishop Ivan Abrahams, was, ‘Leadership in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous World’.

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Most Reverend Oliver Aba, the Prelate of the Methodist Church, Nigeria, stated that gay marriage is considered an abomination before God and humanity. He also described it as a European attempt to ‘upend the natural order of the world’.

He also added that the concept was alien to African culture and would be resisted by the church.

He said these in an interview with our correspondent after the Africa Methodist Council Heads of Conference Summit and Women’s Movement Leadership Summit, held in Lagos, on Saturday.

The lecture’s topic, presented by the General Secretary of the World Methodist Council, Bishop Ivan Abrahams, was, ‘Leadership in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous World’.

Speaking during the interview, the cleric told Sunday PUNCH that the conference was convened to talk about “not only because of the political troubles that have been bedevilling the continent of Africa; but to look at the social aspect of life as well’.



“Look at the issue of gay marriage. Gay marriage is an abomination. God did not make the world like that. He did not make Africans like that. It (gay marriage) is not African.  (For one to say) That a man must sleep with another man, or a woman sleep with a woman; or for a man to take another man as a wife or vice versa is an abomination.

“It’s like the European world wants to turn the world upside down,” he said.

Speaking further, he noted that for anyone to procreate, a man and a woman must come together, which, according to him, is the ‘natural order of things’.