Pastor Charles Awuzie – ‘I Love Gays Enough To Put My Reputation On The Ground And Defend Them’

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Man Lynched In Imo State For Claiming He Is Gay

Pastor Charles Awuzie, has raised concerns over the recent hunt for the blood of homosexuals.
Charles Awuzie brought attention to the response of a social media user’s comment discouraging violence against people considered as homosexuals.

Awuzie said he was shocked after reading opinions endorsing the killing of individuals whose sexual orientation differs from the regular straight.

Awuzie proposed a show of love, considering love a better chance of affecting change.

“I posted about gays being lynched in Aba and this brother said they DESERVED TO BE KILLED. Chai. Religion is wicked.

“No gay deserves to die. They deserve to be loved and shown Christ like every other human.

“Religious Nigerians share the same extremist tendency with Boko Haram – no difference. I just hope you all are seeing the Wickedness of religion.

“I am not gay… I am very straight…. But I love gays enough to put my reputation on the ground and defend their blood. That’s love.

“Love is not defending tithe and false prophets, love is defending HUMANITY,” Charles Awuzie wrote.

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Pastor Charles Awuzie’s reaction comes days after Romeo Oriogun, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI) volunteer criticized the attack on an unidentified man who claimed he is gay in Imo State Nigeria.

The activist who took to his Facebook page to condemn the act said no one has the right to lynch a human being, stating that it was a stupid act.
He wrote:

”He didn’t steal, he didn’t molest anyone, he didn’t rape anybody, he didn’t hurt anybody. He was lynched because he dared to love because he dared to be himself.

“Fuck! It is 2018 and homosexuals are still treated as animals, are still treated as people without rights.

“Nigeria will break you till you forget you are human. Who gave people the right to lynch a human being? Damn! This is stupid, this is so stupid.

“Nobody deserves to go through this kind of hell. Just imagine after lynching him and his partner, they were almost set ablaze before the police arrested them and they were only released to a lawyer because of their injuries.

“They looted their properties; phones, cash, motorcycle, everything. Nigeria is a sad excuse for a country.

“Nigerians will blame Queer people for everything yet it is in this country that Catholic Priests and their parishioners were killed by herdsmen.

“It is in this country that politicians loot our treasury and walk freely as they are hailed, it is in this country that health care in rural areas is nothing to write home about, despite our many problems Nigerians are not bothered, they reserve their anger for Queer people because they are the cause of everything, because what they do with their bodies will make the economy crumble.”

 

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