Nigerian LGBT activist and filmmaker, Pamela Aide has mocked former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe for saying his son is going through a spiritual challenge after he came out as gay.
Pamela has said that Okupe actively supported the signing of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA) by President Goodluck Jonathan during his tenure. The law prohibits same-sex partners from public display of their love and they would be jailed for 10-14 once found guilty.
Taking to her Twitter page on Friday, January 22, Pamela mocked parents who do not accept their gay children rather they would run to pastors who will ‘chop’ their money.
“Son: Dad, I’m gay Dad: I’m a Christian. This is a spiritual attack! Let’s pray!
“Una no dey tire? Na so scam pastors go dey chop una money upandan. Don’t love and accept your children. Be looking for solution where there’s no problem.
“With all his experience and exposure as a medical doctor, Doyin Okupe still believes that his son being gay is a “spiritual attack”. Where does one go from here?
“Let’s not forget that Doyin Okupe was a senior aide to President Jonathan and vehemently supported him when he signed the SSMPA into law in 2014; a dangerous law that violently harms so many in this country. Now, Okupe’s son has announced that he is gay. I love life!”
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