Soul Winners Church has advised Malawi government against accepting laws allowing homosexuality, saying the practise is a sign of evil.
At a media briefing in Lilongwe on Thursday, founder of Soul Winners Church pastor Maurice Katema said as a God fearing country, Malawi should not bow down to external forces and that the decision to legalize same-sex relations is provoking Gods’ anger.
Said Katema, “We [Malawians] have to take care about these things because it is abomination towards God… it is an act of raping our own culture, its evil and God punished Sodom and Gomola because of the same issue.”
Quoting the scripture from Leviticus 18 verse 22 which says “you shall not lie with mankind as with woman kind for it is abomination”, Katema said homosexuality will attract God’s warth and society will face many problems.
Pastor Katema therefore encouraged people in the country to follow what the bible says by not allowing same sex marriages.
The man of God further appealed to all Malawians to pray for the country saying the devil is working tiresly to destroy Malawi by bringing more sinful lifestyles.
“Let me tell all politicians, church leaders and all stakeholders to be God fearing because if homosexuality can be legalized it means we don’t fear God. Homosexuality is a tool that the Devil is using to destroy people and countries,” he said.
Under the current law, those found guilty of homosexuality in Malawi, can be sentenced to up to 14 years in prison, with hard labour.
However, Justice Minister Samuel Tembenu recently indicated that the laws against homosexuality would be reviewed.