A former Presidential aide, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has described the decision of his son to openly come out gay, as a spiritual challenge.
In a series of tweets on Thursday, Okupe was forced to react to a photo of his son, Bolu, clad in a rainbow-coloured boxers which was captioned “Yes, I am gay”.
While revealing that he had been aware of his son’s sexual orientation for a while, but was yet to come to terms with it as it goes against his religious leanings.
The evangelist who served under both former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, called on the intervention of God.
Okupe tweeted, “I have been aware of this 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 Jehovah 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 dead that he cannot hear. Isaiah 59 vs 1.”