Can We Just Be People?

20 Jun

I do not believe there are gay people. People are people. Whatever they prefer to do sexually is their problem. Your sexual orientation is really your business as long as you keep it to yourself.

Since the Senate vote on the  Anti-Gay Bill  the human rights community and others have screamed from the rooftops how insensitive they are and how they are infringing on the rights of ‘gay people’.

I have read blog post after blog post of people who have tried to make a case for the rights of ‘gay people’. One article writer ended by saying he will not encourage people to be gay but he wouldn’t send them to jail either…

Humans change. Societies change and that is why over time people call for constitutional amendments. When the time is right, when the nmajority see it as the right time, whatever changes we want will come to pass.

People are people…and people change

Democracy is all about the will of the majority.

Perhaps in the next couple of years we would have reached the point where we would not mind seeing a man and a man or a woman and a woman holding hands, kissing or making out in public. But as at 2013, the majority of Niigerians say no, this is not what we want.

Until this change happens, will you be sensitive enough of the will of the majority to not remind us constantly that you are different? Can you just be people and not try to be gaypeople? And can you please not use any part of the religious instrument of the Christians to try to support your cause? Can you please just let us live together like people?

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Posted by on June 20, 2013 in General


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One response to “Can We Just Be People?

  1. famuyideolawale

    June 20, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Nice argument. Well I will happily kiss my lady in public. Lol. But seriously, we (naija pple) tends to spiritualize everything. It should be every man to his or her beliefs, as long as it has not harmful impact on me.


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