My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, August 23, 2008

In defense of traditional marriage...

Good to see the Islamic Authory of Nigeria defending traditional marriage, no?
Nigeria's Islamic authority has told the man who has 86 wives to choose only four and repent within three days or else he will be sentenced to death.

The Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI) passed their verdict on Mohammed Bello Abubakar, 84, according to Sharia law.

This comes two weeks after the Nigerian press and the BBC reported on the case.

Talking to the media then, Mr Abubakar challenged Muslim scholars, saying there is no punishment stated in the Koran for having more than four wives.

However, Mr Abubakar advised other men not to follow his example and marry 86 women.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you want to imply that the traditions of western civilizations are the same as the traditions of any other culture, that's fine. But why are you here on blogging tories, tories are all about our (western) tradition and the need to be cautious & sure about any change. Either get off your anti-tradition high horse or admit you are not a tory and get off this site.

(I am actually ok with gay marriage, i think it could have come about in a more harmonizing way but this is the now. but by disparaging our traditions and rubbing people's faces in it you hurt rather than help your cause)

3:02 PM  
Blogger GayandRight said...

Sorry...there are conservatives of all stripes....and I am on the libertarian side of things. I only blog these cases because there are people who still talk about traditional marriage.


10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just left another rant on your latest posting...maybe i am over-reacting a bit so i apoligize. i do agree with you on broadening marriage to include homosexuals and would try to gently make that point to those opposed. after it became law however and the CHRC were after people for free speech on the matter, in churches and the rhetoric against those who disagreed was still quite fierce I sometimes got my back up.
I come from a Baptist upbringing so I understand the mindset and most are not trying to be mean or hateful, a lot of times they are even empathetic but are caught between a rock and a hard place because they are divided between their heart and what they see as the literal word of God. Many if not most would actually prefer to silently coexist (live and let live)but if they are put in a position where they have to put their cards on the table, they have to side with the Word or their whole worldview begins to crack and crumble. I know from experience how hard it is to reassemble the pieces in a new configuration. So I guess I feel a lil like defending them when a nontraditional view that I agree with comes on too strong not only because I think they are misunderstood but also because I know if you don't give them the freedom to be themselves, if groupthought and political correctness become mandatory they in the end will fight back and become a force like in the states actively fighting for traditional values...right now the majority of religious groups in canada are mainly live and let live but I'm worried what will happen if they feel cornered.

1:40 PM  

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