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Nigerian leader signs anti-gay law, drawing U.S. fire
Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 1/13/2014 | Felix Onuah

Posted on 01/13/2014 10:19:18 AM PST by Cementjungle

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill on Monday that criminalizes same-sex relationships, defying Western pressure over gay rights and provoking criticism from the United States.

The bill, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex "amorous relationships" and membership of gay rights groups, was passed by the national assembly last May but Jonathan had delayed signing it into law.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gay; nigeria
I wonder if we can now expect a "Nigerian Spring" this year.
1 posted on 01/13/2014 10:19:18 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Acquiring WMD is okay. Just don’t diss the gays.


2 posted on 01/13/2014 10:20:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cementjungle

We aren’t staying out of their business?

We are now acting insane.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 10:23:01 AM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

John Kerry recently said that one of the core missions of the State Department is to promote gay rights around the world... guess that’s not working out so well.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 10:24:45 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Things haven’t been the same in nigeria since my friend and benefactor, Prince Oolulongo was ousted and he had to wire me his family’s fortune. If my bank would just work through the customs declarations and send him that $1400 I authorized, I’d have that money today.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 10:26:26 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Cementjungle

Good Luck Jonathan!


6 posted on 01/13/2014 10:26:51 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Cementjungle

Obama insulted the Dominican Republic by appointing an ambassador with a gay spouse after being told he would not be acceptable.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 10:27:21 AM PST by AU72
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To: Cementjungle
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill on Monday that criminalizes same-sex relationships, defying Western pressure over gay rights and provoking criticism from the United States.

"Goodluck" with all that.

8 posted on 01/13/2014 10:28:10 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: muir_redwoods

Wow...small world! I’m getting a share too. I went ahead and bought a nice 23 bedroom home to suit my new lifestyle. I sure hope the check comes through soon though, these taxes and mortgage payments are a killer.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 10:28:48 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Goodluck is not as swayed by the West as the Ugandan president, Museveni. His country is oil-rich.

All the law does is enshrine marriage as man and woman, as it should be. Leftists goo kookoo for coco puffs again.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 10:34:49 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Cementjungle

Thank God SOME people are still rational.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 10:35:06 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Cementjungle

So Nigeria has a law that reflects Judeo-Christian morality? And Obama opposes that? No surprise.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 10:39:28 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: muir_redwoods

His barrister keeps contaccting me!!!!!! I asked him if he would spot me the money and I would pay him back but never heard back.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 10:40:16 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SoFloFreeper

Naturally.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 10:48:22 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

It has nothing to do with the constitution, nothing to do with the state depts legal role and it makes us act insane
Congress is responsible for not putting a stop to their actions as extra constitutional.

When jake tapper whines to an individual soldier about our role in Afghanistan, and sweet marky mark doesn’t know how to argue, he enacts to but can’t, luttrell has to defend himself in their arena, it’s an illustration of the situation.

Citizens don’t understand. It is us, and our congress who
Control our country’s role overseas

Nigeria and Afghanistan also Libya know we are a govt by the people. They know its our citizenry that allows these foreign policies and it is our representatives that go overseas

When they kill our embassy staff they mean to attack us representatives, and that is what they’re doing They know it

When Kerry bosses them around telling them to accept sinful destructive practices, that’s us telling them. nigerians don’t expect us to be a dictatorship, bullied by some lawless despot who couldn’t pass the security clearance of an army private.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 10:50:35 AM PST by stanne
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And you can imprison a Christian pastor in a labor camp, and Kerry won’t give a sh7t... nor will Dennis Rodman.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 10:57:55 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: AU72

I wouldn’t be surprised if the DR harshened its laws as revenge.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 10:58:44 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Cementjungle

Why do we have to interfere when countries set moral boundaries? First Russia and now Nigeria. Didn’t these African countries have enough problems with AIDS? Why are we advocating imposing risky behavior? I hate what we’ve become.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 11:00:35 AM PST by jersey117
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Why do we have to interfere when countries set moral boundaries?

Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran get a pass on their gay laws.

19 posted on 01/13/2014 11:02:09 AM PST by AU72
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To: Cementjungle

Obama’s war on Christians continues unabated, with the full backing of the United States government. If I was Nigeria, I would give Obama the middle finger, and declare him and swiftboat kerry persona non grotta, or something like that.


20 posted on 01/13/2014 11:05:20 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Viennacon

And it puts gay people in prison for up to 14 years. That’s inhumane as hell.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 11:07:36 AM PST by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: Cementjungle

“John Kerry recently said that one of the core missions of the State Department is to promote gay rights around the world...”

John Kerry is Satan’s catamite.

If elected president, I promise to order a grand jury convened to consider his many crimes.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 11:09:25 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: stanne
The harsh letter form John Kerry today:

The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act.

Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians.

Moreover, it is inconsistent with Nigeria’s international legal obligations and undermines the democratic reforms and human rights protections enshrined in its 1999 Constitution.

People everywhere deserve to live in freedom and equality. No one should face violence or discrimination for who they are or who they love.

We join with those in Nigeria who appeal for the protection of their fellow citizens’ fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/01/219587.htm

23 posted on 01/13/2014 11:10:41 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Nigeria has a lot of Muslims in it and they must be appeased.

The reaction from Washington....we shall see....


24 posted on 01/13/2014 11:20:07 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Cementjungle
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill on Monday that criminalizes same-sex relationships

I think Obama and Reggie Love should make a trip to Nigeria to express their personal outrage against this unexpected outbreak of sanity.


25 posted on 01/13/2014 11:31:16 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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