In news of the absurd, a Nigerian scientist claims his work with magnets “proves” gay marriage is “wrong.”
Chibuihem Amalaha, a postgraduate student in chemical engineering, is being celebrated by some of his professors at the University of Lagos in Nigeria for supposedly showing gay marriage is wrong. According to reports, some of his professors have even said he deserves a Nobel Prize for his supposed scientific breakthrough.
Amalaha explained his work to the Nigerian news website This Day Live:
When you bring a North Pole of a magnet and a South Pole of a magnet they will attract because they are not the same, indicating that a man will attract a woman because of the way nature has made a female.
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.
Not surprisingly, Amalaha’s dubious scientific endeavors are motivated by religious superstition:
In recent time 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 (sic) were destroyed by God because they were into gay practice. That is, a man marrying another man and a woman marrying another woman.
While the story is humorous in its absurdity, it is a stark reminder of the hatred and bigotry LGBT people face in Nigeria, and in many other parts of the world. Last May, lawmakers in Nigeria passed anti-gay legislation banning same-sex marriage and mandating long prison terms for all openly gay individuals.
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