Rev. Sembereka backs Termination of Pregnancy Bill, insists on respect for minority rights

Executive Board Member for Centre for Development of People (CEDEP) Reverend Macdonald Sembereka has insisted that Malawi needs at all cost to adopt the newly proposed Abortion Laws which he said will greatly assist in reducing cases of maternal deaths.

Rev Sembeleka: Respect minority rights

Rev Sembeleka: Respect minority rights

Sembereka was speaking prior to the March protest against the legalization of Abortion in Malawi as well as issues to do with same sex marriages.

Rev. Sembereka told Nyasa Times on Sunday 27th September 2016 that issues to do with safe abortion require a sober analysis.

“There’s a distortion that where a law admits such then there will be a blanket licence for anyone to undergo such. However, science and evidence has it that many abortions are done unsafely and women’s lives are lost where such could be prevented, as a nation and perhaps
churches aren’t we called to good stewardship and being responsible creators,” Reverend Sembereka said.

He further told Nyasa Times that the effects of unsafe abortion on the mother and child are multiple and it will be suicidal to toe a one sided dogmatism.

Commenting on the issue of same sex marriages, the CEDEP Executive Board Member said the matter to do with same sex marriages or relationships is emotional and there is no need to protest since the affected one’s are already descriminated and that march protest this might just cause more trouble.

“The idea is that these matters [rights of the minority] are very emotive and the populations affected are already discriminated and often times live in fear.

“One would expect that such demonstrations will trigger violence against suspected individuals and blood shed,” he said.

In reference, Sembereka cited an example of two individuals identified as Cuthbeth and Kevin poparly known as ‘Auntie Kel’ who were beaten and severely injured by people who are against the idea of same sex marriages in December last year.

“It must also be noted that Malawi is a secular state and to impose ones beliefs based on ones religious values is a violation of such” said Reverend Sembereka.

He made the sentiments following a dicision by the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) and Evangelical Association Malawi (EAM) to hold a march protests against the adoption of the newly drafted abortion laws and same sex marriages.

Several groups fighting for rights of the minority including CEDEP, MANERELA+ and CHRR says the faith community has no mandate to dictate the feelings of everyone since Malawi is a secular state.

CEDEP has been carrying out a number of projects in trying to bring awareness to the masses on issues to do with same sex marriages.

One of the projects is Finish Project Access to Justice which targeted the Justice Delivery System.

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9 thoughts on “Rev. Sembereka backs Termination of Pregnancy Bill, insists on respect for minority rights”

  1. vibisi Kumwenda says:

    Rev. Sembereka if you are the the true man of God you wouldn’t be the one championing this agenda of legalising homosexuality and arbotion then who will lead us to eternal salvation? God condemns homosexuality and arbotion in a strongest term. There is no justification or whatsoever, the killing of unborn child do you call that safety of motherhood? Whose life needs to be safe here? Don’t let the sins of an individual affect the whole nation God already changed that kind of punishment. Praise the Lord for that

    otherwise all of us would have been dead by now . It makes me wonder which God are you really serving god of baal? If you dont know the people who are pushing for these agenda in America are freemasonry meaning they belong to church of satanic they are very same people who are pushing for New World Order. So as you can see homosexuality and arbotion is not part of the Christian agenda. The devil is behind it. So please Rev. Think twice and do your research properly and above all accept Jesus Christ as your personal saviour next time you won’t compromise between darkness and light. The bible say woe! to you who call darkness light and light darkness. or are you one of them?

  2. Nachi says:

    Thank you so much for openly supporting the Abortion Bill. Overwhelming evidence shows women and girls are aborting pregnancies right now, unsafely, dying needlessly and government is wasting so much money. As a pastor, Rev. Sembereka is a good example of influential people who are willing to move with time. Those against the bil are bigoted, irrational, emotional and hypocritical. We need Abortion to be legalised.

  3. Progressing thinker says:

    Stop these misconceptions, think for a while if u were aborted, may be u could not come with such senseless ideas of purposely promoting sexual activities, what if u find another way of stopping the escalation of teen and unmarried pregnancies based of pure culture and virtue.

  4. Pax Romana says:

    Abusa A KUMIDIMA!!!

  5. Awilo says:

    America yakana dzimenedzo posankha Trump. Mafana a mathanyula ndi abortion muli mmadzi. God is alive. You will practice that rubish in hell. No normal man is pushing for that rubish. If you catch gays kill them all akutinyatsa. What are you looking for in someones anus with all the bad smell?

  6. N\'jomba says:

    Shame on you rev Semberaka

  7. Marry Me says:

    YOU SEMBEREKA. ITS A SHAME YOU ARE A REV. BEING A REV-REND YOU SHOULDNT HAVE BEEN IN THE FORE FRONT IN SUPPORT OF SAFE ABORTION. REMEMBER THAT THE IDEA IS KILLING AN INNOCENT PERSON, REGARDLESS ITS STATE OF UNBORN.

    DONT DECORATE SIN BY GIVING IT SWEET AND SATISFACTORY NAMES LIKE SAFE ABORTION. WHATSOEVER NAME YOU MAY CALL IT, WE ALL KNOW THAT ITS KILLING. YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN MONEY FROM OUTSIDE COUNTRIES, BUT YOU HAVE A CASE TO ANSWER TO YOUR CREATOR.

    HE ENTRUSTED YOU TO BE HIS TORCH BEARER. SHAME ON YOU SEMBEREKA !!!!!!!!!!!

    1. MwanaWafunaYekhaMbolo says:

      Rev Sembereka, you are a real man of God and not these hypocrites who would want our girls and women to continue dying whilst they send their daughters to BLM for safe abortion as they have money. Let those whose personal beliefs tell them not to abort do so but those who are getting unsafe abortion should be provided with that and be alive. Christians should not wish and be happy that people are dying. Only evil people masquerading as religious leaders want to impose their beliefs on others and they are happy women are dying – hypocrites – and Jesus hated these people so much

      1. Luka says:

        Well said!

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