Osogbo – An Islamic Scholar, Dr Miftahudeen Rauf, has described the practice of same sex marriage as “Sodomic” which carries great penalty before God.
Rauf, a Lecturer at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, said this on Monday in Osogbo, at the professional monthly forum of the Muslim Congress, Osun branch.
According to him, Islam does not have a place for same sex marriage; “anyone engaging in the sinful act is committing crime against God and humanity.
“ Even Islam allows husband and wife to have intercourse for the purpose of procreation, they cannot do it through anus or when the wife is menstruating.’’
He described those engaging in gay marriage, lesbianism and other forms of marriage which negate what was laid down in the Holy Book as satanic.
Rauf lauded the National Assembly for rejecting the proposed obnoxious bill, and called on parents and guardians to always teach their children and wards the words of God to avoid penetration of evil thoughts into their minds.
Another Clergy, Dr Wasili Adebimpe, from Osun State University, said that same sex marriage exposed gays and lesbians to extreme risks of sexual related diseases, physical injuries and mental disorders.
According to Adebimpe, psychiatric illnesses including depression, drug abuse and suicide attempts are common among same sex lovers.
He also warned husbands and wives who engaged in anus sex or oral sex to desist because of its health implication.
Mr Dhunurain Okunola, a legal practitioner, in his contribution said that “14 years’ imprisonment awaits anyone who engages in same sex marriage in Nigeria.’’
Okunola added that the bill against same sex marriage passed by the National Assembly if accented to by President Goodluck Jonathan would make same sex marriage a criminal offence in the country. (NAN)