Barely a week after the United States of America Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld same-sex marriage as a legal right, the Bishop of Minna Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Daniel Yisa on Sunday condemned the decision, saying it is Satan’s agenda and not of God.
While speaking to journalists after the 100 years (centenary) thanksgiving service at the St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral Church in Minna, he said gay is not a Biblical or an African practice and that “if God hates it, we all must hate it.”
Bishop Yisa while condemning the same-sex marriage approved by the American government recently, admonished Nigerians to hold on to the gospel truth.
He said: “We must know the basic truth of the Bible. As far as we are concerned as Nigerians, same sex-marriage is not our portion. Whoever wants to do that in his country, can do that in his free volition but should not necessarily say that the Bible says so.
“The issue is that as a nation, we keep calling on God without meeting God’s conditions. There are certain things we are not suppose to do and there also those we are suppose to do if we have to remain his people.
“We as Christians and members of the Anglican family, God has remained faithful to us and we as humans should do our best to maintain that relationship with God. We cannot continue to wallow in sin and immorality and then claim that He is our God.
“He is a righteous God, if we must serve Him, we must try to keep ourselves righteous as He is so that we can maintain that cordial relationship that He has established from the very beginning. We should not claim privileges without responsibilities.”
He called on Nigerian leaders to be firm on moral resolutions, adding that same-sex marriage would destroy whoever practices it.
“We should be faithful to God, our families and our nation if we want God to heal our land,” he added.
He said the essence of his message tagged ‘Ebenezer’ was to establish that God is our helper because He sustains us as a nation and has not forsaken us.

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