As Nigerians celebrated the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Nigeria’s Senate President and potential 2015 presidential candidate, David Boanventure Mark, a devout Catholic, told reporters in his Easter message that in the spirit of forgiveness he now “supports gays and lesbians”.
“If Catholics could elect an Argentine Pope (the first Pope not from Europe) who am I to discriminate against gays and lesbians in Nigeria?” Mark asked.
“I have given the whole issue of gays and lesbians a serious thought and I have a completely new attitude,” Mr. Mark said.
“I am not as bad as people think”, the retired Brig. Gen. said. “People attribute terrible things to me. Like when they said I claimed that telephone is not for the poor. What I said was that if you can’t afford a phone, then don’t try to get one. How does that translate to saying telephone is not for the poor? It’s just the handiwork of political detractors and those jealous of my achievement in life.”
“Of course I believe gay and lesbian couples should be treated equally under the law. I am not a saint, but I’m also not a monster,” the amiable senate leader said through Chief Kola Ologbondiyan his Special Adviser, Media & Publicity, adding “The idea of trying to stop a loving couple from legally marrying one another is not only wrong from a moral and ethical standpoint but also violates the Christian belief of loving your neighbor as yourself, particularly on April Fools’ Day”.
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