Nigerian University Student: Magnets Prove That Being Gay Is Wrong

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People are just starting to get desperate. 

According to a postgraduate student in Lagos, Nigeria, an experiment with magnets proves that homosexuality is unnatural. The student, Chibuihem Amalaha, claims that because magnetic poles repel like poles that “means that man cannot attract another man because they are the same, and a woman should not attract a woman because they are the same. That is how I used physics to prove gay marriage wrong."

Seriously?

What's even worse is the fact that University of Lagos staff are standing behind his findings. In an interview with This Day Live, a news site in Nigeria, Amalaha said,  "My lecturer at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Professor D S Aribuike, pointedly told me that I will win Nobel prize one day, because he found that my works are real and nobody has done it in any part of the world.”

And just in case you thought things couldn't get any more ridiculous, Amalaha also went ahead and and said this gem: "I found that gay marriage, which is homosexuality and lesbianism, is eating deep into the fabric of our human nature all over the world and this was why nations of Sodom and Gomora were destroyed by God because they were into gay practice.”

Amalaha says that he plans on having his research published in international journals. That's a scary prospect, especially considering Nigeria's already problematic relationship with its gay community. According to a Pew Study, 98 percent of Nigerians said that society should not accept homosexuality. The country has even faced the threat of having aid from the UK cut off, as it pursues a law that would ban gay marriage in the country, and allow for gay rights supporters to be imprisoned for 14 years. 

“The uncritical and uninformed article is likely to add to the ignorance and prejudice surrounding homosexuality in Nigeria,” Luiz DeBarros of the LGBT website Mambaonline said.


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