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Our Secretary of State just likes to spread joy wherever he goes, with astonishing arrogance. Today he told the Nigerians they're not democratic enough because they outlawed gay marriage. I can't wait for him to come over again and tell Israel what we're doing wrong.

I just received this press release from my Secretary of State, John Kerry, and so I had to put everything else down and respond, because if this doesn’t serve as a giant warning sign about what’s yet to hit Israel from the team over at Foggy Bottom, maybe nothing will.

The item goes:

Deep Concern with Nigeria’s Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act

The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act.

Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians.

Moreover, it is inconsistent with Nigeria’s international legal obligations and undermines the democratic reforms and human rights protections enshrined in its 1999 Constitution.

People everywhere deserve to live in freedom and equality. No one should face violence or discrimination for who they are or who they love.

We join with those in Nigeria who appeal for the protection of their fellow citizens’ fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.


Where do I even begin? This is so rich, it would make George Orwell go jumping up and down like a kid all hopped up on candy.

First of all, my Secretary of State is actually suggesting that same sex marriage is a human right. It’s not, but if it were, then where’s the U.S. federal same sex marriage law? Why should Americans living in, say, Little Rock, Arkansas, not have the right to marry whomever they wish, of whichever sex? I suggest the president follow in the footsteps of President Eisenhower and order the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army to Little Rock, and make the governor down there start playing the wedding march for all the nice same-sex folks who demand it.

But besides the fact that the majority of American states are violators of the same supposed “human right” as Nigeria, how is that country’s new law violating its pledge to a democratic system of government?

Seems to me those people over in Nigeria elected their representatives and sent them to parliament to write laws, and so they did just that, and voted, and decided to forbid everybody in the land to marry people of their own sex.

I don’t even care if they decided to execute anyone caught being same-sex wedded—although I really wish they won’t—but how is that not democratic?

Is it a democracy only if it passes laws we approve of?

I fully understand that democracies must protect the rights of minorities. It goes without saying. But that does not mean that minorities get to overrule the will of the majority.

There’s no doubt in my mind, by the way, that being gay in Nigeria can’t be easy or safe. So I would have embraced a call from my government against the repression of gays in Nigeria. But protesting that they now won’t be able to marry each other, and calling the majority vote that made this into law undemocratic is a revolting, colonialist reaction from Kerry (remember how we used to call him the Boston Brahmin—what’s happened to that?)

Personally, I’m against government being involved in anyone’s spousal decisions. But for Kerry to start passing judgment on the democratic viability of this country or another gives me that creepy chill up my spine. Because I know what’s coming next – y’all know what’s coming next: the Jewish state thing.

I never before waited with such excited anticipation for the next Congressional elections, so I could tell all my friends to vote Republican for the Senate. I don’t see any other way to stop this arrogant, ignorant Brahmin, but by making sure both houses of Congress are cooperating to block his steps at every possible turn.

We should really start calling him the BB words again.


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Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth,,, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


  1. John Kerry professes to be a "Catholic", John Kerry professes to be an American. He is an Oxymoron – which is the nicest description he will hear. Everything he is spewing around the world is not Catholic doctrine and He doesn't have a clue on what America stands for. He's loving it up with the Muslim Brotherhood and hanging with the same people – that kill Christians (and I believe that includes Catholics) This is one very mentally ill man – who is but "arm candy" on Teresa Heinz Kerry's arm.

  2. There is a world of difference between the imalienable right of consenting adults to have sex in privacy, homo or hetero, and to insist that the government publically approve of their actions by redifining the age old definition of marriage.
    If the people of a particular political district vote to establish marriage equality,
    then the will of the people prevail. if not then it is not a denial of any basic right
    to keep the age old marriage definition

  3. He's just mad because the Republicans used same-sex marriage prohibition acts to get a majority vote in crucial states during the 2004 election. If he really cared about individual rights, he'd try to stop the religious massacres in Nigeria, which affect a lot more people than a ban on gay marriage. You would think the right to live without the threat of religious violence would trump the right to perform a cosmetic ceremony. Of course, now that he's stated his position on universal rights for gay people to get married, let's see if he has the guts to tell the rest of the Muslim world his stance on the issue. I have no problem with civil unions btw. Without a bill of rights or courts to uphold those rights and the will of the people, democracies are a joke anyways. This is why political parties in the states use the courts to circumvent the vote and the bill of rights…they only believe in majority rule when they are the majority.

  4. Glad to have signed up for the Jewish Press.I am an ex U.S.Navy pilot with VietNam experience and vividly recall Kerry abandoning his river boat crew with hoked-up wounds after only 3 months of a year tour and promptly joining up with our infamous traitor, Jane Fonda and throwing borrowed medals over the White House fence.No use for him. A disgrace to the U.S. Navy.

  5. I dont believe same sex marriage is a human right either, they just want legalization for their perverted sex. and isnt it written in Leviticus 18 verse 22, that it is an abomination, So does Obama and Kerry think their wisdom is greater than G-d's law and wisdom And why should the people bow down to Obama and kerry's ideology sounds much like Hitler.

  6. Personally, I am glad that the Nigerians are refusing to kow-tow to the West on this issue. A same-sex relationship is not and can never be defined as marriage, without violating the original definition of what marriage is- the lifelong consenting union of one man and one woman.

    Having said that, there are many who would take this further by attacking and persecuting homosexuals. I am completely against that, since it does nothing either to change or to help them- it is just hatred.

  7. Here I go again; othe subject of same-sex marriage.An age old sacred contract that a man and a woman who love each other and agree to for life is called matrimony. There is a desire for the woman to become a mother. Mother: in Latin, Mater, therefore matrimony. To say same sex marriage is a "right" is the same as saying that a woman's "right" tochose is a right. These are false rights given by a politically correct and depraved government. Matrimony is an "unalienable right" given to us by "nature and nature's God" ( Forgive me for borrowing phrases from our Declaration of Independence)

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