Former Presidential aid Doyin Okupe whose son just came out as gay has been advised by a legal practitioner to support his son and not try to change him.
Doyin Okupe had reacted to his son’s sexual orientation by stating clearly that he is “vehemently opposed to homosexuality” and believes what his son is going through is “a major spiritual challenge”
But Jake Okwchukwu Effoduh, a lawyer, told the former presidential aide that he should accept his son and stop trying to change him.
He wrote: “Dear Doyin Okupe, no amount of prayer can change ur son’s sexual orientation. The same way no amount of prayer can change his race. Instead, pray for him to grow in confidence, wellness, and self-acceptance. The world will hate and reject him, don’t join them. Accept your own son.
Earlier the former Presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe has reacted to his son Bolu coming out as gay via an Instagram post he shared.
Doyin who disclosed that his son was born when he gave his life to Christ, added that he has been aware of his sexual orientation for some time.
Doyin further stated that he is vehemently opposed to homosexuality as it runs contrary to the avowed precepts of his Christian faith, and see the current development as a major spiritual challenge. He expressed hope of it all ending up in praise.
Doyin wrote on Facebook;
The picture below is that of Mobolurin Okupe. He is my son. I gave him the name MOBA OLUWA RIN, ( I WALKED WITH GOD) because he was born at the time I gave my life to Christ.
I have been aware of his new orientation for a while now.
He knows that as a Christian and a witness for Christ ( an evangelist) I am vehemently opposed to homosexuality as it runs contrary to the avowed precepts of my Christian faith.
For me, I look beyond the surface or the physical. Here I see a major spiritual challenge ahead but I know as my God liveth, this whole saga will end up in Praise to the Almighty Jehova who i serve day and night.
For it is written:
Behold, the hand of the Lord is not shortened that it cannot save, neither is His ear deaf that he cannot hear.