Controversy grips Nigeria following the release of the series “18Reggie”, amid allegations of promoting “LGBTQ+” in the country.
The backlash erupted after a clip from the series surfaced online, depicting a girl character professing romantic feelings towards another girl to a male character portraying homosexual behaviour. Social media users called for the series to be taken down or face being reported to the Nigerian police for a complete ban.
The clip which went viral on social media platforms has intensified debates about the balance between freedom of expression and cultural sensitivities in the Nigerian media. Many argue that such representations undermine societal norms and threaten the country’s morals. At the same time, others say that the West is using funds to push the “LGBTQ” agenda into the country.
Meanwhile, Christian Voice contacted the makers of 18 Reggie and the Nigerian police press relations officer for a comment, but no response yet.
Instagram user, @aboosiyah wrote: ‘These guys spend billions every year to promote the LGBTQ agenda. They’ve succeeded in South Africa, Nigeria is their next target. May God destroy them the way he did in Lut if they fail to repent’.
@official_lordmayor01 also wrote: ‘There is a massive influx of funds by the West to promote LGBTQ in Nigeria’.
Another user, @enny_kings said: ‘ Now they are pushing the agenda down our throats! Why is this even content for a teen show? Parents, watch your children.
Wake up Nigeria
The Nigerian government has fought to protect its country against homosexuality amidst Western pressure.
In October 2023, the Nigerian police arrested more than 200 people at a ‘gay wedding’, in one of the biggest mass arrests in recent years.
Meanwhile, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill in 2014 criminalising same-sex relationships in Nigeria, despite pressure from Western governments to “preserve the rights of gay, lesbian and bisexual” people.
The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA) bans gay marriage, same-sex relationships and membership of gay rights groups with penalties of up to 14 years in prison.
In the past, Christian Voice has done articles on “LGBTQ” schemes in Africa, and the threats to cut funding to countries that refuse to promote sodomy.
Countries to ban sodomy
64 countries have laws that criminalise homosexuality, and nearly half of these are in Africa.
In July 2022, the courts in Antigua and Barbuda declared a law criminalising same-sex acts. In December 2022, Singapore’s parliament repealed a controversial law that banned sex between men.
In the same month, the High Court in Barbados struck out laws that criminalised gay sex.
Also, Gabon reversed a law that had criminalised homosexuality and made gay sex punishable with six months in prison and a large fine in 2020.
Botswana’s High Court also ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality in 2019. Mozambique and the Seychelles have also scrapped anti-homosexuality laws in recent years.
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