Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Nigerian Divestment

The Nigerian government is on the verge of passing extremely draconian anti-gay legislation, which would mandate 5-year prison sentences for any expression of homosexuality or support for homosexuality. A coalition of anti-gay people led by Peter Akinola, the leader of the Anglican organization in Nigeria, is behind this horrible legislation.

In the past, divestment has been used against South Africa for its apartheid regime, which helped bring an end to that regime. I would like to see a similar movement for divestment from Nigeria -- and government sanctions as well, including an end to government aid -- if this law is passed, until it is reversed. Similar moves should be taken against other governments with severe anti-gay penalties.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you. I think that we should withhold all financial aid to that area. I think that the ECUSA should do the same and divert the donations from that area to Dafur....