The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has commended the Federal Government over its position against same sex marriage and transgender sexuality in the country.
It described the position of the government as one in the right direction.
CAN president, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, made the commendation in a press statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, in Abuja.
He also challenged the Church of Christ in the nation to be seriously on guard as satan, according to him, was more than ever before determined to pollute and destroy the society through abominable practices.
Ayokunle lamented that immoral and sacrilegious practices were gaining popularity in the society.
According to him, it was unfortunate that the practices were being embraced by some of “our misguided” brothers, sisters and friends.
He said since God created male and female, “the so-called transgender is evil and ungodly.”
He commended the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, for his campaign against lesbianism, homosexuality, transgender and other social vices.
He expressed optimism that all right-thinking people and civil society groups would collaborate with the government with a view to eradicating the evil practices in the country.
“Our constitution and extant laws have no place for obnoxious practices such as same sex marriage or homosexuality, transgender, sodomy and related practices. They are abomination before God and they are alien to our culture as a people.
“The holy books that guide the leading religious organisations in the country, Christianity and Islam, on ways and worship of God, our Creator, the Almighty expressly warns devotees against such practices. They are strange, immoral, reprehensible and condemnable.
“The Almighty who created humankind and the entire universe strictly commanded us to be holy and blameless before Him because He is a Holy God and no unrighteousness can be found around Him.
“It is therefore a self-destructive rebellion against His commandment to embrace such devilish and anti-God practices. They are dangerous for not just our society but any society that indulges in them. It is capable of plunging our country further into moral abyss, a situation that, according to scriptural historical accounts, attracted divine judgements and wraths on rebellious people and societies,” he said.
Ayokunle urged all religious, traditional, and political leaders, as well as relevant organisations to rise up, partner and support the efforts to rid our country of the imported practices in our country.