Rev Rowland Olajide Macaulay is a gay pastor who used to run a gay church in Nigeria called Household of Rainbow, Lagos. He packed up and relocated to London where he is still running his gay church. He appeared some time ago on CNN, where he proudly talked about his church of gays. Rev Macaulay is speaking out against the anti-gay bill which was passed in the council earlier. In 2008, Saturday Vanguard reported a tale about a gay Reverend Rowland who was running a church secretly in Nigeria. Reverend Roland some time ago reportedly appeared onCable Network News, CNN, where he proudly talked about his church of gays. The initial reaction about his exposure was that such a church could not exist within Nigeria as such things are ordinary outside thecountry. Right now, Rev. Rowland has relocated abroadwhere he is presently running his gay church,"Household Of Rainbow Fellowship". According to him, " My Church is a voice of theyounger generation of citizens, activists, and diaspora, and our collective belief in a more progressive Nigeria. They are worried of our growing influence as we gather allies not just from the West, a people that are not worried but powerful and resilient. "Right now, they are spreading their tentacles to every village, town and city around the world". The Church is also calling on faithful and dedicated community leaders who believein homosexuality and lesbianism. Ten Household Of Rainbow Fellowship community leaders are in Ghana, Nigeria, UK, Burundi, and Lesotho. According to the gay pastor, "any negative effect on the anti-gay bill will have detrimental effect on the work and mission of Household Of Rainbow in Nigeria. The lives of LGBTI people and their acquaintances, families and allies will be additional frustratedwith dread and prejudice. We need to pray andstand up against injustice". Nigeria is kicking against the practice of samesex marriage where homosexuality is punishable by up to 14 years in prison, so it might be a terrible time for both gay and religious leaders who are in support of this practice. Meanwhile, Rev Rowland Jide Macaulay, the gay minister who founded the church, is chief a comeback even though he remains in self-imposed exile in London. culled from Osun Warden

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