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Are Anti-Gay Laws Created Because of Anti-Gay Countries?

January 22, 2014

Last week I was interviewed by The Christian Post about Nigeria’s recently enacted law that prohibits same-sex marriage.


According to the Christian Post:


Dozens of gay men have reportedly been arrested in Nigeria, where a new law that bans same-sex marriage and makes participation in homosexual organizations illegal under the threat of imprisonment.


I want to be extremely clear that in no way do I condone or encourage the use of punitive measures towards people who are same-sex attracted or identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).


In the Christian Post article, I was quoted as saying:

Christopher Doyle, president of Voice of the Voiceless, an advocacy organization that works to support former homosexuals and individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA), said Tuesday that the law is ‘overly punitive’ and could create an environment of fear instead of one where people struggling with SSA can get help. ‘In that sense it sort of drives the discourse around this issue underground, and I don’t think that’s a good thing,’ said Doyle. He also says Nigeria, Uganda, Russia and India – nations that are taking hardline stances against homosexuality – might be acting in response to what they’re seeing in Western cultures. Gay activism has forced a political correctness on many Western cultures, he says, which prevents those who believe in traditional marriage from sharing their beliefs without repercussions.

Gay activists continue to play the victim card around the world, but their story is getting old. However, the media still plays into their narratives. For example, just this week Bill O’Reilly had Juan Williams and another commentator slam Vladimir Putin’s recent comments, telling gays to “leave the children in peace” when athletes come to Sochi boycott-sochi-olympicsfor the Olympic games in February.

O’Reilly and company joked about how un-evolved and ignorant Putin is when it comes to gay rights while condemning the Russian anti-gay propaganda law, which passed in their legislative body 436-0. But in actuality, O’Reilly and just about the entire mainstream media are really the ones who are unable to think critically on this issue.

As I said in The Christian Post article, anti-gay laws in countries like Uganda, Nigeria, India, and Russia are not being created in a vacuum. I would argue that they are also not in direct response to indigenous gay rights movements. These countries are enacting laws as a response to gay activists’ intolerance towards traditional views on marriage and sexuality, and their attempts to silence the speech and beliefs of those who disagree with them. These activists are largely succeeding with their goals in Western countries, and are now importing their Communist strategies into other non-Western countries to achieve global dominance.


Don’t believe me? Take a look at the long list of homofacism that is taking the United States by storm. There are now dozens of documented cases where gay activists have played the victim card to force religious individuals and businesses to violate their conscience rights in the name of “tolerance” and “equality.”


The end result is that the views of gay activists are held to be more important than those who disagree with them. Yes, the old Orwellian theme: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” has proven to be true.


Inevitably, at some point in the Olympic games there will be a demonstration of pro-gay solidarity among some athletes, followed by a long lecture from NBC’s Bob Costas about how ignorant and uneducated Russians are, and how inspirational and courageous the gays are for standing up against oppressive laws. But before you buy into this narrative, perhaps you should question whether these laws are the result of anti-gay countries, or gay activist’s intolerance of opposing views and disrespect for the religious values of billions of people around the globe?


One this is for sure, we know the mainstream media won’t ask that question.


Christopher Doyle is the President and Co-Founder of Voice of the Voiceless, the only anti-defamation league for former homosexuals, individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions, and their families. For more information, visit:

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  1. Christopher Doyle February 4, 2014

    Mr. Stuie,

    Perhaps you failed to read a very important line in my article:

    “I want to be extremely clear that in no way do I condone or encourage the use of punitive measures towards people who are same-sex attracted or identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).”

    But maybe that is because you do not want to think critically on this issue, and just prefer to play victim while ignoring the reality of what the LGBT activism culture is creating in West, and the potential backlash in other countries that may be resulting…

  2. Jake January 22, 2014

    Not planning on watching any Olympic games this year. Making a spectacle of something so unrelated to the events…I have a house to organize and body to condition.

  3. Mr Stuie January 22, 2014

    Of the laws in Nigeria you refer to, simply being a member of an LGBT organization is a criminal offense, northern provinces meting out Shariah punishments including lashes. Of the laws in Uganda the same is true, but with repeat offenses resulting in a life sentence in prison. Of Russia, a gay club in Moscow was this year attacked with gas and another was dismantled by thugs without the approval of it’s owners.
    Of course, you would be able to regale us with the many stories of the times you were dragged into the street, had your shirt torn off your back, then subjected to strips of hardened leather repeatedly impacting your body at high speeds, in the presence of children. You can inform us of the 7-10 year prison sentence you will receive just for posting this blog. You can inspire us all with the story of that time when the Voice of the Voiceless offices were invaded by upwards of a dozen thugs, and you yourself having a broken bottle thrust into your eye.

    For you to say that you, and those like you are being forcefully silenced, it is an affront to the LGBT people who live in places you favor such as Nigeria where were they to speak out, they would face actual prison time and/or physical punishment, surely you can draw a parallel.
    Or those who live in places you favor such as Uganda, where if their family fails to report them to the police within 24 hours of finding out they are LGBT, their family too will face jail time of 7 years or more, and a second offense for providing shelter to them. (second offenses make a person liable for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ and a life sentence, and were it not for the international condemnation you so opposed, the original provision of the death penalty would be in place) I am sure you are still actively campaigning for justice and to have your family released from prison.
    Or those in Russia where someone was taken from their own home in the middle of the night, driven to a cemetery, doused with urine and made to carry a cross while being pursued by their abductors in a vehicle. How many “ex-gays” how soon will you also endure that for what you’re advocating?

    Maybe all these things in other countries are happening in response to them not happening in Western countries. Maybe some day we will have groups in the West advocating for the return of such anti-LGBT measures, and maybe we can rely on you and those like you to cheer it all on by taking critical shots at anybody who opposes it.


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