Bisi Alimi Female Anglican priest to officiate gay activist wedding

Gay activist Bisi Alimi has declared that a female Anglican priest who is a Nigerian would officiate the wedding with his lover.

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Rev. Ijeoma will officiate at Bisi Alimi's wedding

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The wedding between popular Nigerian gay and LGBT rights advocate, Bisi Alimi, and his partner, Anthony, would be officiated by a female Nigerian Anglican priest.

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This much was made known by Alimi in his daily Instagram posts which he tags Days to my Wedding as the countdown to the big day draws near.

This is his post on the 17th day of the countdown:

"Day 17 of 30 days to my wedding of 30 things to be grateful for.

She is an ordained priest of the Anglican Church, a mother, sister, aunt, and friend to a lot of marginalized group.

Most importantly, she is a Nigerian and a strong ally of LGBT people. She has taught me a lot about pure Christian faith that is rooted in 'love your neighbour as you love yourself'.

Her Christian hugs have given a lot of us love and hope. Even when we are upset and angry at the venom of hate that comes from Nigeria Christians, she showed us there aww better, humane and loving people of faith.

This woman has been at the forefront of HIV work in the UK for the gay and black community. She doesn't have a gay soon, lesbian daughter or Trans or Bi relatives. She loved everyone because when she sees them, she sees the human in them."

Also Read: "It's My Life: Popular activist says he was born gay"

"Her name is Rev Ijeoma and as she presides over my wedding in few weeks, I am most honoured and humbled to be saying I do in her presence to a man she has come to see as her brother.

From the bottom of my heart Rev and with tears of joy, I say THANK YOU."

 

The upcoming wedding has divided opinions in Nigeria with many saying it is not natural for a man to marry another man while others who are more liberal think Alimi has his life and can live it the way he wants.

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