Malawi shouldn’t legalise 'sin' of homosexuality - church

2016-01-26 12:24

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Lilongwe – The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in Malawi has reportedly warned its members against accepting laws allowing homosexuality and abortion.

A pastoral letter by the church also urged the Malawian government not to legalise what it termed "a sin", urging its members to speak out against homosexuality and abortion, according to Nyasa Times.

The letter, was read to its congregates on Sunday, the report said.

The CCAP advised its members to pray against the legalisation of laws that would allow "sin" such as same-sex marriage and abortion, saying: "God's wrath comes because of such ills in society".

This comes a few weeks after a group of Catholic bishops from the Archdiocese of Blantyre laid out their position on homosexuality during a discussion with President Peter Mutharika.

The bishops urged Mutharika not to be swayed on gay rights, saying gay rights were foreign to Malawians.

"As the Catholic Church, we say no to supporting these gay activities and we will follow strictly our church doctrines," the bishop were quoted as saying.

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.

Read more on:    peter mutharika  |  malawi  |  southern africa  |  religion  |  gay rights

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.