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Gay Marriage: How Can Nigerian Parents In Diaspora Protect Their Children?

Posted: Jul 5, 2015 at 12:19 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Some parents in the diaspora are presently faced with the challenge of protecting their children from the negative influence the recently passed gay marriage law may pose. In view of this, Sunday Independent sought suggestions on how these parents can achieve the needed protection of their children from this unholy act.

 By Chinyere Abiaziem  –  Lagos
Sheikh Rahman Adangba

All parents should be knowledgeable about the place where they are. You cannot run away from the spirituality of the creation. They should be companion to their divine books and adhere strictly to the book.
We should understand that our children are our continuity they should let the children know the same.

The prophet taught us that if there is calamity in a place we should not go there. So in this case the best is that they should leave the vicinity.

In a land where there is sodomy that land is close to destruction, so if they don’t want destruction they should stay away.


Ronke Badejo, Civil Servant

Strange things are happening in the world. But our children abroad should know that they don’t belong to that the society where abominable acts are glorified. Parents must keep advising their children on the right path.


Rilwan Olagunju, Lawyer

Everything depends on home training, charity begins at home. As a Nigerian you are not expected to support gay marriage, its anti African not even religion. Marriage is expected to be between a man and a woman and not otherwise. Quaran is against it, they should understand what is beneficial.  Parents should stick to the Nigerian culture.


Yetunde Babatunde, Social Worker
I will advise that these parents relocate their children. Gay marriage will become a culture and we are all products of our culture. Bring them home to experience the normal Nigerian culture.


Bimpe Ogunmodede, Medical doctor

They should teach them daily that it’s wrong using biblical and Islamic doctrine as the case may be.


Olu Ranti, Public Relations Executive

Parents should cultural orientate their children because children are influenced by the community in which they live.

Abiodun Obisesean, Public Relations Executive
It’s a tough call, if you ask me. This is because children are highly impressionable and are bound to be influenced by their environment.

While it would be very premature for parents to recall their wards from their base abroad, they can consistently open up conversations tilted that direction.

They can talk them through related subject matters that would reinstate their true African and Nigeria personality.

They must be re-schooled about the ugly trend of homosexuality and to discard western habits that are alien to our Nigerian cultural ethos, especially the ugly trend of same sex marriage.

So, Nigerians should teach their children, the way of the Lord, the moral from our cultures too are important.  Parents should be more vigilant and sensitive than ever before.

If any of the children is not rooted in the normal way of life over there, such child should be sent back home to get it right.
Adetola Adeagbo, Trainee Engineer

It’s not something one can achieve in a day, one must give a child godly teaching from the Holy book especially on what the Bible say about such act.

Especially what He has as judgment on anyone that commits such abominable act.

God’s plan for sexuality and marriage is that God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. —Genesis 1:27 (NKJV) Jesus say in the bible; “And He answered and said to them, ‘Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,”


Hon. Paulicap Uhegbu, Traditional Ruler

Gay marriage is what should be buried and not talked about.

God did not   command us as men to marry to do so. Parents should be on the watch for anyone that wants to lure their children into error and raise the sledge hammer against them.

Parents should keep educating their children and wards on good morals. They should create time for them; some parents don’t have time for their children.
For children that are heady and may be bent on their ways, parents of such children should not spare the rod in restoring them to godly ways.