Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Don’t befriend gays, youths told

By News Express on 07/10/2012

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,859

Young people all over the world have been advised to avoid forming close association with gays and lesbians as their lifestyle is ungodly and sure to attract divine retribution.

The advice was one of the highlights at yesterday’s session of the 2012 “Safeguard Your Heart!” District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses holding at Ota, Ogun State, South-West Nigeria.

Delivering the talk “Listen to Those Who Love You From the Heart,” Stephen Olanrewaju told youths who formed the bulk of the audience of 4,186: “If we want to listen to those who love us, we must run away from those who practice homosexuality.”

Quoting from the Bible, which expressly forbids homosexuality in 1 Corinthians 6:9, the speaker told the youths: “You must run away from those who do not follow the Bible’s principles.”

Olanrewaju told the youths that apart from their human parents, their Creator, Jehovah God, is also their parent who loves them and wants the best for them.

“Young ones should listen to their parents,” he said. “If they fail to do so, it can be disastrous. They have to listen because their parents love them. They should also listen to Jehovah because he loves them.”

Known as Ota 2 – being the second in the series – the convention is holding in Yoruba, one of the indigenous Nigerian languages. Last week’s session had been conducted in English, the official language in Africa’s most populous country. It ends today but another Yoruba Language session is scheduled for next weekend at the same venue.

News Express reports that apart from Yoruba, the convention is being held in many other indigenous Nigerian languages in various locations across the country. A convention is to be held almost every weekend at the Ota Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses until to December 7, 2012. Throughout Nigeria there will be 250 conventions in 32 cities.

The convention series described as a “heart examination” begins at 9:20 a.m. all three days. “Admission,” says a statement by the Convention News Department, “is free as conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.”

*Photo: Some delegates at the Bookroom to obtain new publications released at the convention at Ota.

Source News Express

Posted 07/10/2012 11:59:39 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Expect fuel shortages in 3 weeks, Nigerians told...

Man stages own kidnap, asks for N60m

TUC slams slow pace of Buhari administration

2019: 37 consensus candidates emerge in Ogun

DISCO chief urges Nigerians to pay electricity bills...

Lassa fever claims lives in Jalingo

BREAKING: Residents flee as explosion rocks Lagos community...

Anambra judiciary workers’ strike to end soon —Obiano...

FEC: Government approves N10.7billion rice mills in 10...

Soldiers nab political thugs 24 hours to Bayelsa...

Why Igbo presidency is not on our agenda...

U.S. Police union warns Trump


Latest News UNREC chiefs, Dambazau and false illicit small arms figures BREAKING: Amaju Pinnick floors challengers, re-elected NFF President IPOB bans Ohanaeze from speaking for Igbo as crisis deepens 1,000 contractors jostle for Nigerian Railway Corporation’s projects Hope rises for Ambode as Tinubu mulls pardon Raped 7-year-old girl in critical condition Buhari’s re-election bid splits ex-militant leaders Turaki, a viable and credible presidential material, says Taraba Governor Osun Governorship Polls: Politicians already sharing money, gifts in 12 LGs, says TMG •Deploys 300 observers Flood Disaster: Osinbajo directs building of resettlement sites for affected communities, commends Niger State Govt’s proactive response Lagos Guber: Ex-Kebbi Governor, Aliero, writes Tinubu, pleads for Ambode Umahi sacks aide for absconding from duty


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (394,777 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (375,885 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,423 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (249,952 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,473 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,254 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,403 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,028 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,122 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,026 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,713 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,557 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (62) Business & Economy (3,610) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (931) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (546) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,412) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (143) News (38,990) Opinion (1,106) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,647) Religion (867) Sports (1,695) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera