Malawi President Peter Mutharika has been urged by CCAP Livingstonia Synod moderator Douglas Chipofya to be hold like Kenyan’s President Uhuru Kenyatta , who flatly rejected Barrack Obama’s calls for gay rights, during Obama’s visit to the country.
Chipofya made the call on Saturday during the Umthetho Cultural Festival.
The CCAP Livingstonia Synod spiritual father termed homosexuality as ‘pure evil’ and ‘animal-like behaviour’.
Chipofya was asked to offer an opening prayer at the annual Ngoni event, but took advantage of his time on the microphone to appeal against same-sex marriages.
He asked the President, who was in attendance, to firmly stand against “alien cultural influences”.
“Culture is good, but we should not allow some people to take advantage of our cultural celebrations to bring alien practices.,” said Chipofya.
Adding: “Let me be honest, homosexuality is pure evil. I appeal to you, the State president, to do as your Kenyan counterpart did to Obama. As a church and Malawians, we ask you to say no to this evil.”
Same-sex liaisons remain illegal in Malawi and homosexuals face up to 14 years in Jail.
But human rights campaigners have been pressing for government to decriminalise homosexuality, saying there should be no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation .
During his visit to Kenya, US President Obama voiced strong support for gay rights in Africa – but Kenya’s Kenyatta branded it a “nonissue”.
The US President said that treating people differently eroded freedom and then “bad things happen” – but Kenyatta told President Obama that while the US and Kenya agree on a lot, there are some things that cultures or societies “just don’t accept”.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :