Lots of news coming out of Nigeria today. Ah well…it takes the focus off of Arkansas. The gay panic is so severe in Nigeria that a woman is kicking her cat out of the house for being gay.
A Nigerian woman is making some eyebrow-raising headlines after reportedly disowning her cat for “an unnatural sexual behavior” — allegedly, same-sex attraction.
As the Nigerian newspaper Leadership notes, the woman (identified simply as being middle-aged) rid herself of Bull, whom she owned for seven years, after the cat was deemed to “be in the habit of making sexual advances” only to other male cats in the household.
“By this, the cat has made a record as the first cat to be so publicly declared gay and disowned by its owner,” writer Donatus Nadi notes in the article. As for the cat’s disgruntled owner, she would only add, “Anybody interested in this gay cat can have it because I have no further use of it.”
Whoa. Way to take a stand for Jesus, lady. Fight the persecution. Fight it with love.
Like most humans who are kicked out of the house for being gay, Bull will be better off with someone who loves him rather than someone whose love is contingent on being attracted to the qualities of which the parent approves (and who considers behavior that would be obviously hateful in any other context to be love in the name of the lord).