January 16, 2014

Nigeria’s religious leaders welcome controversial anti-gay law

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Rev. Michael Kimindu, the President of the Other Sheep Africa, pictured here, and his wife, minister for homosexuals in Africa, who may not find space in other churches through this organization. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili

Rev. Michael Kimindu, the President of the Other Sheep Africa, pictured here, and his wife, minister for homosexuals in Africa, who may not find space in other churches through this organization. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili

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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Christian and Muslim leaders in Nigeria welcomed a controversial law that bans same-sex marriages and imposes a 14-year jail term for homosexual relations.