Religious Aids body bemoans homophobia in Malawi: It’s ungodly

A religious Aids organisation has slammed spiritual leaders for hate speech against gays in Malawi, saying this is against Biblical teachings.

Rev Nyondo: Homosexuality is 100 percent sin

Rev Nyondo: Homosexuality is 100 percent sin

Manarela executive director Bruce Tushave said for two to three weeks running, religious leaders have been making homophobic speeches against gays.

“This is wrong. There is no where in the world where gays are killed. There is no religion in the world that preaches the killing of gays, what the religious leaders and some individuals are doing by promoting the hate speech against the gays is infringement of human rights,” he said.

Religious leaders, including Catholic bishops, have asked the government not to bow down to donor demand to legalise homosexuality.

They say the government should not be desperate because of donor money, saying Malawi would rather be poor than embrace homosexuality which they described as an abomination in the Bible.

Synod of Livingstonia general secretary Reverend Levi Nyondo has  said  President Peter Mutharika should know that homosexuality is 100 percent sin.

“The Bible is above human rights. It is better donors should stop and Malawians should die with Jesus while poor. The synod is crying for our country,” said Nyondo at the funeral of first female member of Cabinet Rose Chibambo last Saturday.

However, the Manerela boss said this was all wrong.

“Religious leaders have no powers to judge a person over sin. It is only God that can pronounce a person sinful. What the religious leaders are doing is sinful,” he said.

Centre for the Development of People (Cedep) executive director Gift Trapence said Malawi is a secular State and religious beliefs and culture should not be used as catalysts for oppressing others, especially gays.

This is the first time that a religious body has criticised church clerics as the issue of gays gets heated up.

According to Presidential press secretary  Gerald Viola and Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education Jappie Mhango,  President Mutharika will let Malawian decide on whether homosexuality should be legalised.

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30 thoughts on “Religious Aids body bemoans homophobia in Malawi: It’s ungodly”

  1. CHE MOPIHA says:

    Nkhaniyi siyachibwana,ndikwabwino anthu amenewa azikataidwa munyanja mopanda kuyanganila,chifukwa ndi ana a jabulosi

  2. Kill gays says:

    kill all the gay and Lesbians. well done Ken and to hell Maneler kaya Minerals

  3. Eric Wise says:

    Malawi needs to be educated.. The level of ignorance and illiteracy of the population is too high. To think 300 years later Africans who were once trapped, chained and taken as Slaves are more educated today!.. Imagine what the Slave Catchers saw when they arrived hundreds of years ago. If today what we are seeing are more educated people who are so primitive and ignorant. What does a foolish Church have to do with politics of such Evil and filth.
    There has never been a call for gay marriage in Malawi.. The ugly charcoal monkey black bigoted religious leaders are so uneducated on the matter at hand. The matter is about the law the criminalizes what two consenting adults do in the privacy of their homes!.. Malawi as a society will never progress..

  4. Masozi Mwenifumbo says:

    Our Lord and Saviour, the only one approved by our Heavenly Father to be the Saviour and Redeemer of the World through His own blood of the Central Cross of Golgotha and His Resurrection from death on the third day said in in Luke 14:26, “If anyone comes to Me, and does not HATE His own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, YES, and his own LIFE, he cannot be My disciple.” In Matthew 10:37-39 He puts the same in this way, saying, “Whoever loves father and mother more than Me IS NOT WORTHY OF ME, and whoever LOVES son and daughter more than Me IS NOT WORTHY OF ME. And whoever does not carry his cross and follow Me is not worthy of ME. WHOEVER finds his life WILL LOSE IT, AND WHOEVER LOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE WILL FIND IT.” YAHWEH GOD is also so clear from His Holy Word that IDOLATRY/LOVE OF MONEY/COVETOUSNESS/MAMMON WORSHIP (Rom 1:18-251 Timothy 6:6-10, Ephesians 5:5, Matthew 6:24) is the FOUNDATION/ROOT SIN OF ALL EVIL, whilst HOMOSEXUALITY/LESBIANISM/SEXUAL PERVERSION IS THE FINAL CAPPING SIN THAT shows the IDOLATROUS GENERATION HAS STUBBORNLY CONTINUED IN THEIR IDOLATROUS PRACTICES TOO LONG IN OPEN DEFIANCE OF THE AUTHORITY OF GOD’S WORD, AND HAS OVERSTRETCHED GOD’s patience TO ITS LIMIT, RESULTING IN god finally giving them up to SUCH VILE/IMPURE/DISHONOURABLE PASSIONS OF HOMOSEXUALITY/ LESBIANISM, LEADING TO FURTHER MORAL DEPRAVITY DEPRAVITY (ROMANS 1:24-32)!!!

    Is this not what has happened to us in this last days, starting from Rome, ( the New Testament BABYLON according to 1 Peter 5:5, Daniel 7: 7-28, Revelation 17:1- 19:6)? For we all know that it was ROME WHICH KILLED JESUS CHRIST, AND THE TWO GREAT APOSTLES OF CHRIST (PETER AND PAUL), JUST TO MENTION A FEW, and the letter to the ROMANS was also prophetically written by Apostle Paul who was also killed in ROME UNDER THIS GREAT AND FINAL RELIGIO-POLITICAL POWER THAT GOD HAD ALREADY PROPHESIED THROUGH DANIEL THAT IT IS THE LAST BEASTLY KINGDOM TO RULE THE WHOLE WORLD UNTIL JESUS HIMSELF RETURNS TO JUDGE IT; AND THEREAFTER REIGN WITH HIS SAINTS ON EARTH FOR 1000 YEARS!!!

    This is therefore a call to repentance by all near and far to “COME OUT OF THIS BABYLONIAN SYSTEM RELIGION (OF DELIBERATELY, OPENLY AND DEFIANTLY SUPPRESSING TRUTH THROUGH UNRIGHTEOUSNESS AND UNGODLINESS) AND GOVERNMENT, AND COME BACK INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS CHRIST, LEST WE PERISH TOGETHER WITH HER UNDER GOD’S MOST IMMINENT WRATHFUL JUDGEMENT OF HER AND THE WHOLE UNREPENTANT WORLD!!!! SAVE YOURSELVES FROM THIS GODLESS GENERATION!!!! AMEN!!!!!

  5. michael says:

    i think a lot of you are missing the point. it is not about making gay marriage legal it is about not prosecuting people who are homosexual. the church can manage who gets married in their churches but they don’t get to decide what is legal and not legal. they should stay out of this. Malawi is one of around 30% of the countries worldwide where it is illegal to be homosexual. the church don’t need to endorse their support for gay people but surely it is not a crime and people should not be sent to prison for being different!

  6. Wa Yesu says:

    Manerela is not a church. its all about poverty here. eat the money from your stupid western donors and go to hell.
    we don’t even have to wait for Muntharika to say anything about homosexuality. this is sin and Muntharika also want to eat dirty money from the western mbuzi. muntharika , iwe wa manerela komanso trapence ndinu amfiti opemphera and God will punish you

  7. Maxwell Chunamansi says:

    Eishhhhhh musonda waishosha inanso, he says Manarela+ is a religious organization belonging to a fellow pp national executive member, rev Mcdonald sembeleka!
    So rev Mcdonald Sembeleka is selling this country to whites for monetary gains!
    pp is full of traitors and cashgaters minus ken musonda

    Koma Ken Musonda sazatheka, he is my man of the year – straight forward talker, surely he stands for the truth.

    I wished wemhad only 5 Ken musonda’ s in Malawi this country could have developed beyond recognition.

    Bravo Ken Musonda!

  8. Zagwazatha Zulu, Mchinji says:

    Aaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaah, so MANARELA+ is for Rev Mcdonald Sembeleka of PP?
    Shaaaaaaah, zitha bwanji?
    Si mbusa Mcdonald Sembeleka waku Mangochiyu mbale wake wa joyce banda?
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha! Game yagona, rev Mcdonald sembeleka wagwa nayo!

  9. Sosten Chitsulo Gomani. DZ says:

    Kikkkkkkkkkkkiest! kani Manarela+ ndi ya pp, so pp is for homosexuals & same sex marriages and it’s only one Ken Msonda who is against it!

    Mumabisala mwayaluka lero! !!!!!!
    BRAVE KEN MSONDA!
    PP YANYAMUKA SIIZABWERELANSO M’BOMA!

    A MSONDA CHOKANIKO KU CHIPANI CHOSAPOTA A MATHANYULACHO!
    NANGA NGATI MBUSA WANU NDI AMAI AKUSAPOTA A MATHANYULA INU NOKHA – NOKHA MULIMBA?????? COME TO MCP! !!!!!

  10. Mary Buledi Mrs. says:

    The name used as executive director for Manarela+ is fake!
    I was wondering because the I know the executive director for Manarela+ is Rev Mcdonald Sembeleka ( not Semereka).

    Thanks to Hon Ken Msonda of PP for refreshing my brains.

    Rev Mcdonald Sembeleka is a PP National Executive Committee member, it explains why he is against what Hon Ken Msonda, Rev Mcdonald Sembeleka’s boss is fighting for.
    Msonda never said gays should be killed he simply responded to what gays had asked us Malawians to do to them; 1- KILL THEM or LEGALIZE HOMOSEXUAL.
    Any right minded God fearing Christian or Muslim even a pagan would go for HOMOSEXUALS’s (NOT MSONDA) opinion – KILL THEM!

  11. Ken Msonda, PP PUBLICITY & ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY says:

    Iwenso mbale wanga weni – weni Rev Mcdonald Semereka amene takhala tikudyera mbale imodzi much pp wasankha kukhala mbali ya satana kulimbana ndi Mulungu pa nkhani ya mathanyula kuzela mu bungwe lako la Manarela+ chifukwa chafuna aid kwa azungu, usabitsale kumbuyo kwa mzungu – executive directayo, Manarela+ ndibungwe lako.
    Welcome on board so called man of god!

  12. [email protected] says:

    The Ugandan must go and tell that to Museveni.

  13. Raphael Nasolo says:

    Dogs can not have same sex, why people? End of the world, isnt so?

  14. George Kamanga says:

    criminals, gangsters, thieves, robbers for who you are. you have eaten their money and so you want to hide in the name of supporting homosexuality. gays from the western countries please come to audit your fellow dogs so that you can know that your cash is not being used for the intended purpose

  15. Agripa says:

    Bruce Tushave or whatever you call yourself, you too are judging the clerics so if you have nothing to say please shut up your mouth. The church can’t just sit while the flock is getting lost. They need to rebuke. We as human beings are throwing away our dignity. Dogs are far much dignified than man is now. If God sanctioned same sex relationship you wouldn’t have been born. Stop talking shit. It’s absolutely wrong for same sex people to call themselves married unless marriage has changed it’s meaning which will never never happen. SHOUT THE MORE MEN OF GOD!!!!!

  16. jj says:

    Bruce, dont be stupid. First ua not man of God, second ua not Malawian , and i dont know where ua getn the guts to start intruding into Malawi cultural issues. My brother go say that in ur countryvin Uganda. U hav no mandate to voice over our issues of national interest. Leave us discuss and resolve our matters as Malawi and not voice as Malawian NGO wn ua ignorant of our cultures and values. Go talk the shit in Uganda not here

  17. NZOZO KUNUNKHA says:

    No matter how good you defend the thesis our stand remains the same as Malawians…. NO… let us have a referendum you will be shocked poor demons.

  18. NZOZO KUNUNKHA says:

    My friend stop fooling people you are not a man of God togather with the so called grouping of yourself. Money is what you worship and so is your god. To which congregation do you belong? which bible are you using? and which version is that? you better be an atheist rather than wearing that sheep skin of yours. Ezekiel 22 v25 – 28…… Romans 1 v 24-28…. shame on you…..

  19. Owen, please note the correct writing of AIDS is AIDS. Aids has a very different meaning.

  20. Manerela, truly what Jesus would do. Very Christ-like (Christ-ian)

  21. kk says:

    A Satana tsopano ayamba kugwilitsa mtchito church.

  22. Apollo Hendrick Ngwira says:

    The religious leaders have powers to call it a sin. And indeed it is a sin in the eyes of God and every bonafide Christian, Period.

  23. A. Chiwa says:

    Matanyula people should stop respectively or else the authority should kill as Msonda said.

    Matanyula is unhumanity and sinful action
    Simunamve za sodom and Gomora kodi??????

    Shame to all matanyula suporters

  24. Truck says:

    THE MALAWIANS WILL NOT DIE THERE IS LOTS OF CASHGATE MONEY AND PROPERTIES GOVERNMENT MUST CONFISCATE THAT MONEY AND PROPERTIES AND PUT THAT MONEY IN GOVERNMENT DONT GIVE PROBLEMS OTHER COUNTRIES TO HELP YOU WHILE THERE IS LOTS OF MONEY LYING IN BANKS THATS COMMON SENSE MAN

  25. Chipalamandule says:

    Gift Trapence akanakhala kuti makolo ako anali ma gay ukanabadwa iwe? Tazingodya ndalama zonyasazo.Kill gays is my stand they are 100percent evil.

  26. Upe says:

    Ngati homosexual ili ya bwino Peter mutharika asiye akazake apeze mamuna mzawo akwatilane naye, and akazawo apeze mkazi amkwatile, pitala wasonyeza usata wonse poyela and anayenela kugendedwa miyala, ayembekezele imfa zowawitsa kwa anthu apange mchitidwe uwu, pano a mhango ati zipatala mulibe chakudya pamene mwavomela umathanyula hw no food? Mmesa mwagulitsa anthu a malawi kufuna chuma, agalatia opepela ngati awa sinnamvepo, mtunduwanu wonse udzakhala ziphinjo za ziko lapansi mwamva

  27. 2016 welcome says:

    I don’t support homosexuality but Rev Nyondo doesn’t have a higher moral ground to censure others. He is a symbol of evil. Ndi mphungu wa oipa.

  28. Kanyimbi says:

    I think these are not true christian religious leaders. I remember that satanism is also a religion.

  29. boza says:

    is he serious. .. no wer in the world wer gays are killed really? ?? ma gays apite ku Syria n Asia (Singapore n de like ) tika one ngati akabweleko amoyo

  30. Ku Dowa says:

    Man Gift T,If Malawi is a secular state,then why mumalumbilisa President or Nduna kaya ma MP,to say SO HELP ME GOD? Iwe ukulimbikisa anthu ndipo ndizitsiru zimene zimanvera zokamba zako,pamene iwe uli ndi banja and mkazi wako amati chani pa zimenezi? Koma zoona a Malawi munthu ndithu azikutsogolelani ku zoipa pamene iye samapanga zimenezo, koma miti yanu imayenda ndithu?

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