The US Same-Sex Verdict And Its Implications
FREEDOM is good, but it must have a reasonable limit. For the average man, freedom needs to be checkmated or else it may lead to disaster. This is what is playing out right now in the United States of America, the country that prides itself as upholding the freedom and integrity of humans. Against all sound moral judgment, the Supreme Court gave a very controversial ruling, when it pronounced that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognise their unions. This is simply outrageous!
Who dictates how humans should live? Humans or the Creator? What gives humans the right to go against the dictates of the Creator by fashioning for himself what is right or wrong? Are we now changing the human biological disposition by given men womb to carry babies and vice versa? What is happening to our family values?
For those who have been watching the unfolding drama keenly over the years, it did not really come as a surprise. For long, the powerful pro-gay agencies in governments all over the world have been infiltrating the economy, and positioning themselves into positions of authority, even in the judiciary and the Church. Remember the issue of the Anglican Church in England appointing a gay bishop, which led to Nigeria pulling out. For long, they have been going round the world in the name of giving grants and providing lifeline for the poor and the needy, while secretly projecting their hidden agenda.
Is it not about time that the rest of the world wake up from slumber and see the sinister plot to turn our value systems upside down?
It is no longer news that Nigeria is among many other nations that have refused to recognise same-sex marriage, as it is alien to our culture. During the era of Goodluck Jonathan, the US government and its agencies mounted pressures on the National Assembly to approve the ill-fated bill without success. Though our refusal came with some economic sanctions, we are still standing strong. And now that President Muhammadu Buhari appears to be the newest beautiful bride of the US, at this point, it is instructive for him to be wary of any promises made to them, especially during his visit to US later this month. I do not need to be a prophet to know that they would try to force him to reconsider their demand in the name of individual liberty and freedom. He must not shift ground.
Romans 1:26-28, clearly outlines what is currently happening in the world. “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way, the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.” We are indeed living in the last days with the Anti-Christ and his cohorts walking very hard to infiltrate our lives and cause many to go astray. But we cannot just fold our hands and give up. We must defend those values we hold sacred.
Very Rev. Msgr. Osu, Director, Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos.