It was rather interesting to wake up this morning, with the thought that it is 25 days to Christmas, and 31 days to 2012. If you are a movie buff and you believe everything that you see in flicks, then you must be filled with trepidation, because Hollywood has tried very hard to convince us that the world would probably exhaust itself by then. Add Hollywood’s attempts to that of meteorolgists, seismologists, climate change people, etc and I’m sure some people would become Christians by 31st December…..God is really a merciful Being.
The day started well for me…despite the sad fact that Arsenal lost to Na$ri and his other million-pound players last night; the defeat made easier to swallow by the fact that the
young guns at the Club, notably Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (pictured above), showed a hunger to excel, and a maturity beyond their years. Good thing is, at least, now we can concentrate on the league without the distraction, even though as ‘Le Prof’ acknowledges, this was rather our easiest shot at ending our six-year trophy drought. Well, que sera sera.
My morning was made even more brighter when I heard from the radio (which I listen to very infrequently) that our over-fed legislators had finally decided to do something right for once, as they illegalised gay marriages and placed stiff sanctions on defaulters. Whilst they have come under a lot of stick, with some circles saying that the swiftness with which they handled the passing of the bill reveals their sheer lack of priorities, as more pressing issues such as fuel subsidy removal, electoral and constitutional adjustment, as well as the subject of corruption, still await their legislative attention. The critics also make mention of the fact that the 10-14 year jail term for people found to go against the law was far more than what high-profile corrupt public officials (notable names in the Hall of Shame which include DSP Alams, Tafa Balogun, and Bode George) had served for milking the country’s coffer near-dry
They are right to feel that way. But I can pardon the digression of the lawmakers; if not for anything, for the mere reason that the law is an ass…and some people have taken advantage of it.
I hear people talk of gay rights; I hear them say that one is gay because he/she was born that way. I listen to Lady Gaga (her name fits her, if I may add) with a measure of disgust as she defends gayhood. And I cringe. Which is why I celebrate this new bill. Homosexuality is unjustifiable to me. And it is alien to our culture. So when I listen to gay right activitists saying that they have a right to lead their lives as they want, I want to puke. The law does not allow you to offend the sensibilities of others. It does not give you a right to upset the natural order of things. Apparently, we have failed to realise that when the selfish and inordinate desires of man push him to abuse the flow of nature, disaster is usually the end product – the issues with climate change and different colourfully-named diseases should have taught us our lesson.
This law has helped to arrest this nefarious effect of swallowing Westernization hook, line, sinker, and septic tank….yes, septic tank, because homosexuality is the very dirt of everything the West has given (or forced) on us. And they must not be allowed to pollute the noble institution of marriage, which has still made us the envy of the West, who have probably forgot what it is all about…a la Kim Kardashian
And while I may sound extreme if I say I agree with people who allude the trend to the manipulations of the devil to reduce the nobility of man and reduce him to the level of animals unable to quell base passions, I make no apologies for that position. Point of correction, I don’t hate people who choose to be gay (I staunchly disagree that anyone is gay!), I just will not accept that they should try to foist that on us, or make us tolerate it. I won’t; majority of Nigerians won’t; and the National Assembly has appropriately represented that interest!
Skillz just spoke!