Clergy say no compromise for gays: Malawi govt should not promote homosexual behaviour

Conservative clerics in Malawi are asking government not to compromise its anti-gay stand, saying they should not be lured by international support to give equal rights to gays under the law.

Red Dr ZacKawalala: Malawi government should not support divine behaviour of homosexuality, money or no money

Red Dr ZacKawalala: Malawi government should not support divine behaviour of homosexuality, money or no money

Malawi government requested $388 888 (about K221 million) from Global Fund for HIV and Aids interventions targeting 40 000 men who have sex with fellow men. Lesbians – women who have sex with fellow women – have been excluded in the package.

Attorney General (AG) Kalekeni Kaphale has said homosexuals will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the existing anti-gay law.

And Minister of Health Peter Kumpalume urged gay people to be honest with healthcare workers, particularly when discussing treatment for HIV.

Kumpalume assured that health workers will live up to their ethics of “keeping confidentiality of their patients.”

But Rev. Dr Zac Kawalala of Word Alive Church is urging government not to entertain anything to do with homosexuality

“We are imploring government to maintain its stand on homosexuality – that it is criminal,” said Kawalala.

He said homosexuality is “divine behaviour in the society;” and that “it is a sin according to the scriptures.”

Kawalala expressed concern with the funding for homosexual programs.

“A big concern on our part is financing a section of our society involved in divine behaviour,” said Kawalala.

Malawi government asked for the money targeting about 40 000 homosexual men with testing, counselling, treatment, condoms and prevention of risky behaviour programmes.

Attorney General Kaphale said all people whether they are sexual orientation as gays or otherwise are at complete liberty to get full treatment, as they also pay tax just like any other Malawian.

The clerics say they are concerned government stand could sway young people to accept homosexuality as a norm “believing this is a way of life.”

Recently during the 2015 Blantyre Keswick Convention, Bishop Geoffrey Matoga of Faith of God discussed the issue of homosexuality, and clergy asked government not to compromise our cultural, biblical and moral values.

Bishop Edward Mikwamba said there are some people who are championing gay issues “because of the slumbering Malawi church.”

He said the Bible clearly states from the onset on the creation of man and woman that they multiply and bear children because God knew that men on their own and women on their own could not bear children; hence, the creation of a man and a woman.

Mikwamba said equality for gays meant opening “the floodgates of evil synonymous with the biblical Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Western countries and local civil society organisations (CSOs) have been campaigning that Malawi should legalise homosexuality.

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Nancy Greenwood
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The bible and scripture contain many words of wisdom and advice. Why is it necessary to focus on only one sentence, then decide that it allows us to meddle into the lives of others? Perhaps it would be wise to look to the wisdom of Nelson Mandela who oversaw a constitution that provided equality to all. God doesn’t make mistakes so gay folks are normal. They are also part of my family and circle of friends. I recited a Maya Angelou poem, at the marriage of two male friends. It was a beautiful day to see my friend marry someone… Read more »
kondwani
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No one is opposed to same sex equality for religious reasons, because no one’s sexual behavior can affect another’s religion…….. They oppose same sex equality simply because ey hate homosexuals , and they use their religion to justify their hatred…….. Shame on you fake clergymen

south offender
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kill them and burn them to hell

MWANA WA NKHOTAKOTA
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AKAMATI MALAWI WADYA WEED NDE PAMENEPA. NO MATTER WHAT EVER SITUATION WE ARE PASSING THROUGH, IT DOES NOT QUALIFY TO GET OR ALLOW FOREIGN CHARACTERS THAT GOD DOES NOT ALLOW TO DESTROY US. ANYBODY WHO IS GIVING OR JUSTIFYING THE RIGHTS OF GAYS WILL FACE THE WRATH OF GOD. DO YOU THINK WHEN SODOM AND GOMOLA WAS PUNISHED GOD DID NOT KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING? MONEY IS NOT A PROBLEM TO THE EXISTING PROBLEMS IN MALAWI.THE PROBLEM IS KUBA AT ALL LEVELS. NGAKHALE NDALAMA ZABWELAZO, MUBAPONSO. FOR ME NDAKANA ZA MA GAYS ZANUZO. ZISANDIKHUDZE.

Uyu ndi Kape
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Spot on No. 3 Mbiyazodooka. If the church is failing to revive the people spiritually they shud not depend on govt to be criminalizing something the church can just pray for

musisipala
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Homosexual is a sin.

emmanuel ku Dowa
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burn all gays and those who support them & pliz don’t treat them in public Hospitals, they shud have there own clinics like dogs do! shupit!!!!!

witness phiri
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Gay rights are not human rights at all but a human disgrace. A shame to humanity. Gays and lesbians are not normal people. They are half human and half zombies because not even an abnormal animal can sleep with an animal of the same sex with it. They do reason better than gays/lesbians. They are very lucky not to have lived in the same era with Idi Amin Dada. A plea to all Christians : Tidziwapemphelera ndi kuwasalira kudya so that their Spiritual eyes and ears should open. It’s very sad that they are dead walking corpes who can’t even… Read more »
Kukambamwatchutchutchu
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Kukambamwatchutchutchu
The clergy are not refuting the existence of homosexuality in Malawi, they are admitting that we have homos in Malawi. The only point of dermacation is where our laws do not accept homosexuality as a normal way of living. Simply because we have homos it does not imply the nation should legalize it. It is the same to say that pedophiles, those practicing bestiality, rapists and all, who practice their sexuality outside the bonds of the society code of conduct should be allowed to do so, as they have rights. I find it invalid to state that since we have… Read more »
Gambino
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Church leaders are failing to show leadership here. All they can do is sit there and condemn. What are you doing to help the gay community. You do not address an issue by acting like it doesn’t exist. What about people born intersex? I thought the Jesus preached love and ministered among the sinners. Rather focus on your own issues like rampant sex and theft scandals in churches. Priests impregnating girls all over the place. And what about all the snake oil salesmen calling themselves prophets and prophetess. Lead by showing love compassion and understanding not condemning and moralising from… Read more »
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