The Christian Association of Nigeria on Tuesday commended the Vatican for rejecting the same-sex union or marriage saying it was in line with biblical principles.
CAN also called on any government, especially in Africa, that had endorsed same-sex marriage to retreat from the practice.
A statement issued by the General Secretary of CAN, Joseph Daramola, also commend the Nigerian government for resisting the pressure to reverse its earlier anti-same-sex policy and law.
He said, “Our joy knew no bound when we learnt that the decision of the Vatican’s doctrinal office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) rejecting the same-sex union or marriage was endorsed by Pope Francis.
“It is one decision too many. We agreed with the Pope that the godly and timely decision is “not intended to be a form of unjust discrimination, but rather a reminder of the truth of the liturgical rite”.
“CAN commends Pope Francis for standing by the Scripture that is superior to any civilization. That decision is the position of the Scripture as stated unambiguously in Genesis 9:20-27, Genesis 19:1-11, Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:10.