Cedep condemns plans for anti-gay protests by Evangelical Association of Malawi

Gay rights advocacy body, Centre for the Development of People (Cedep),  has condemened plans by the Ethics, Peace and Justice Commission [EPJC]—a social governance arm of the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM)— to hold  a countrywide march against gays and abortion calls.

Trapence:  Condemns  church-sponsored homophobia

Trapence: Condemns church-sponsored homophobia

Cedep executive director Gift Trapence said the church should be promoting non-discrimination, saying demonstrations will  drive the minority group underground.of as a matter of human rights, public health and public order.

“In a country where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons ( LGBT) people are already marginalised and need to hide for fear for arbitrary violence , the planned demonstrations is an appalling move to further curtail the rights of LGBT people, and those who support them,” Trapence observed.

Her regretted “church-sponsored homophobia.”

EPJC, an umbrella body of about 122 church denominations and Christian organisations , plan to march for life and family in all 28 districts in the country.

“The march will take place in all districts in the country with the objective of according Malawians irrespective of political, social and religious divide an opportunity to publicly affirm that sex and marriage is between man and woman and that life begins at conception,” said the statement sent to Nyasa Times  signed by chairperson of the EPJC national coordinator Zaac Kawalala and the group’s interim national coordinating secretary Makhumbo Munthali.

Recetly President Peter Mutharika said  the problems facing the country are signs of “moral degradation in our society” and that Malawians are “far away from God’s Commandments.”

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Good Samaritan

May I ask the organizers of the demos (Ethics, Peace and Justice Commission) to make enough publicity across the country so that we converge in numbers and march against the filthy cedep and I hope Trapenze will be among us showing solidarity to EAM since apart from employment, he came into existence by his man-father and woman-mother.

be humane

trapence umaona ngati ma demo ndi ako okha? paja umati everyone has the right to freedom of expression nawonso they want to express their feelings ndiye ukulira chani?


But the right to hold peaceful demonstrations is enriched in the Republican Constitution Mr. Sixpence! Let them hold the demonstrations. If you wish, at a later date, you can also mobilise the LGBT Community and you hold a pro-gay demonstration. Thats democracy! Fair and Square!


Kawalala should not pretend to be holy. If he is indeed a pastor he should preach and people will repent not forcing his ideals on others


I will surely join these demos even naked and I will burn Trapence’s effigy!

Whats the date and time?

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