One of Nigeria’s leading newspapers, The Guardian, has suggested that the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is either a lesbian or she’s currently brooding on a divorce with her husband.
The Guardian columnist wrote this in response to the British Prime Minister’s same-sex marriage speech on April 17, 2018.
The Guardian columnist wrote,
“It is either that British Prime Minister Theresa May is on the verge of divorcing her husband or she is a lesbian even though she is married to a man, Philip.
In either case, the PM might be considering taking a wife from Nigeria or any other Commonwealth country that her ancestors presided over its expropriation and ruination.
Obviously, May is ruing her mistake of ever getting married to a man. She would have preferred to be a lesbian-husband with a wife. Or why is she rhapsodising about the glories of homosexuality?”
Quite confrontational, right? That’s what I thought.
Following the Prime Minister’s hankering speech that urged Heads of Government to refute laws against same-sex marriage, Nigerians can’t help but keep up with spewing defensive venoms at the Prime Minister. Clearly, everyone, including Theresa May acknowledges that the Nigerian statutory is patterned after the British colonial legacy. I mean, if you take a closer look at it you’d see that Nigeria practically hijacked the British legal system, whether or not it had a probable workability on us.
But that’s not the problem.
The problem is the false perception by Nigerians that the West is looking to infiltrate our socio-cultural system with pro-Western ideologies. Lol.
Now, this is funny considering how we selectively vulture the Western culture and claim originality of it. Our educational system, our marriage system, our penal codes, our religious system all have a Western origin. It would interest you to know that what we call the white wedding is actually the traditional wedding of the West.
Dear Guardian Columnist,
When you want to lash down on the British Prime Minister for frowning against the discrimination against queer people, remember the following:
- There are tons of queer Nigerians who would voluntarily trek across the Atlantic if the Prime Minister ever declares an intention to marry a Nigerian female. Some of our heterosexual sisters will even defect from their sexuality.
- Just because the British Prime Minister frowns on legislation that discriminates against queer folks doesn’t mean she’s a lesbian.
- The West is not the only place with pro-LGBTQ laws, the East has also decriminalized LGBTQ, though they are more conservative with issues regarding sexual inclinations
- The Prime Minister is also a woman of faith and a protector of moral values and ancient norms.
- A decriminalization of homosexuality doesn’t mean a discrimination against heterosexuality.