Methodist women kick against RUGA, same-sex marriage

Posted by News Express | 11 August 2019 | 456 times

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•A cross section of members of Methodist National Women’s Fellowship

The National Women’s Fellowship has kicked against the suspended Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) by the federal government, describing it as a divisive policy that should never have been considered.

The federal government, the women said, should instead promote policies that will unite Nigeria, promote freedom of worship and movement across the nation.

They also blasted promoters of same-sex marriage, dismissing the practice as “aberration, unholy, abomination, unnatural, loathsome, repulsive, disgusting and completely unacceptable.”

These were contained in a 14-point communiqué at the end of the 87th/43rd Biennial Conference of the fellowship.

The communiqué was signed by National President Nneoma Florence N. Uche and National Secretary Sis. Omolola Olugbemi.

At the end of the meeting in Lagos, which attracted foreign delegates, the women also appealed to relevant authorities to stem the tide of unemployment and hunger in the land.

On same-sex, they said: “We expressly say NO to gay marriage, lesbianism, bisexuality, transgender, bestiality and any form of sodomy.

“These evil practices are aberration, unholy, abomination, unnatural, loathsome, repulsive, disgusting and completely unacceptable.

“We cannot compromise with them because they are anti-biblical and against our highly cherished Methodist heritage.”

They also took a swipe at men who sleep with their daughters and maids as well as those who rape women, urging them to repent or face God’s wrath.

On herdsmen attack, the fellowship asked the federal government “to do all that is possible to stop the herdsmen from encroaching into and destroying farmlands to allow food production to subsist.”

Burdened by rising suicide in the nation, especially among youths, they said: “We implore the government to as a matter of urgency enact laws and policies that will prohibit, limit and checkmate the use of harmful substances, foods, drugs and drinks, including coffee to forestall their harmful effects on Nigerians and especially our youths.”

On cervical cancer, they called for provision of “Human papilloma virus vaccine at a subsidised and affordable rate to help reduce the danger of death and ill health among our female citizens.” (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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