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Obama’s homosexuality call is a non-starter in Zambia-Fr Chiti

General News Obama’s homosexuality call is a non-starter in Zambia-Fr Chiti

Director of the Catholic run Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection Fr Leonard Chiti says US President Barack Obama’s call on African countries to decriminalize homosexuality will not in Zambia.

Fr Chiti said Zambians have out rightly rejected demands to include laws that allow same sex relationships in the constitution.

“When you look at the draft constitution, you will see that Zambians have been categorical about their rejection of clauses that seem to allow rights for people of such orientations and I don’t see any change in that regard,” Fr Chiti said.

He added, “Moreover if Africans or Zambians in particular were to embrace same sex relationships, I believe it would be Africans themselves to make a choice and not anybody else telling them what to do.”

Fr Chiti said pushing for decriminalisation of homosexuality is a non-starter in Zambia.

“This is one thing I don’t see happening in Zambia because the people themselves have made it clear that they don’t want such lifestyles,” Fr Chiti said.

During his trip to Senegal as part of his three leg tour of Africa, US President Barack Obama hit out at discrimination against gays in Africa.

35 COMMENTS

    • Even in the event that he was how does that affect you? Catholic Fathers should be the last to promote bigotry. These id.iots have been raping boys in their churches. Most of them also have been fathering children with women they are not married to. Only a fo.ol will lose sleep over what two consenting adults get to do in their privacy.

  1. if OBAMA was born by homosexuals let him promote the act.We in Zambia ve choosen to stand for our Lord Jesus.Am proud to be a christian and greatful to Gods creation and its purpose.ViVa Zambia a Christian nation.

  2. Obama is just hallucinating, let him continue dreaming for I dont see what he is agitating for happening in Zambia in the near future. May in 2200.

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

    • Typical language from a denialist! Man it is high time you got cured of your bigotry! You must have a lot of time on you worrying yourself to death about which two faceless men or women in Lusaka have consented to do hanky punky with each other tonight. Do you also go to bed worrying about which man or woman is sleeping with someone they are not married to? Learn to live your own lives you pathetic Taliban losers. My simple advice to you is: Go and get laid. Just make sure it is with a consenting adult male or woman! Personally I don’t give a damn about your preferences and that is the way it should be for everyone!

    • Goncalves, You are a person who has no principles what soever. before the 2011 elections you were against Sata promoting Homosexuality and you preached against it. How come today you support it? Really you are a typical UPND supporter who always shift positions …. very useless person indeed.

    • @Truth Hates,

      You’re a congenital liar. Before the 2011 elections, I used to blog under the name Livingstone. I dropped the blog name Livingstone when a number of pretenders started using it. I only started using Goncalves around July 2012.
      My views about homosexuality have always been the same. I am a liberal. I am not a conservative religious nutter!

  3. I no longer trust Priests. Just when you think that they’re talking sense they turn around. This one is anti homo next he’ll be pro PF. Bemba priests, iyai mwe!

  4. jst bcoz u r not homo doesnt make u special. iam straight but i wouldnt want 2 discrimate. lets b open minded, alot of people speaking against gays r jst brain washed, fearin the unknown.

  5. Zambians dont sleep twapapata just on this one beware of Bush and Obama they have one Agenda..They even linked up in tanzania to show tht they came for one thing..Their aim is to destroy Chinese ties and introduce homosexulity in Africa…They have no problem with South.A coz they know homosexual is already there..Lets just remain who we are Why should we embrace sin Children of the Living God? These indeed are the last days.. GOD BLESS MOTHER ZAMBIA..

    • There are homosexuals in every society. The reason why the British colonial government introduced anti gay laws in Northern Rhodesia is testament to the existence of homosexuals then and now.

      It is therefore very daft of you to say that Obama and Bush want to ‘introduce’ homosexuality to Africa. You do not introduce something that is already in existence. We the civilised people of this world are simply telling you to stop discriminating against people on grounds of their sexual orientation!

    • @concalves
      No you are wrong… the british colonial governmnet introduced laws against homosexality because they were using the bible (and the bible is against homosexuality) ..and old english law instil fear and control of africans,,, go and research again

    • @Ndobo, the fact is the British introduced the law to cope with an existing ‘problem’! Nobody draws up legislation to deal with a problem that does not exist! They may have been influenced by their Bible myths but homosexual people were and are indeed present in our society. Is it possible for Zambia to introduce legislation to stop the killing of Tigers or sperm whales? I don’t think so; for we have neither sperm whales nor tigers in Zambia!

  6. Hahaha Fr. Chiti, you condemn Obama meanwhile you and your priest friends are busy doing tu ma Alter Boys…hahaha very funny.

  7. I think we need Gods intervation becoz things 4 spirit are 4 spirit,becoz this is demonic attarck.like joshua said me and my family we shall save God u choose yourself who to save.

  8. “No man shall lay with another man” so says the Bible.Since when did we get the right to choose the verses we like and twist other verses to suit our needs all in the name of being “open minded” or not being a bigot?

    • Christians are the production of slave drivers. They think that when a person claims to have God’s inpiration and they write a book then that person was telling the truth. If this is true, when did God stop inspiring people? Because we should also have new versions of the texts that conform to the new reality we live in. Imagine showing a medival man (the age where the Bible was used to oppress the masses) a cell phone. The chap wil burn you at the stake for witchcraft. People need to break free from religious slavery and start writing their own life inspired scriptures. Be open to reality.

  9. @Goncalves. You write like Wycliffe at ZWD. Are you the one?

    God inspired His Word on Homosexuality and Lesbianism. So those who go against it out of their own free will, will one day account for their action with God, not with man.

    You cannot therefore legislate what 2 consenting adults do behind closed doors whether be it adultery or homosexuality.

    Bush aptly put it in Livingstone 2 days ago, ” I can’t judge anyone before I’m judged”.

  10. Homosexuals are lunatics and those advocating for such madness are sick too and agents of the Devil. We all know that these barbarians are worse than pigs and dogs and are not worth being part of the human race which Jehovah God created in his own Image and likeness. We should therefore stiffen punishment for those advocating and found committing the satanic vice.

  11. Obama has no right to force unnatural practice on africans. they have rejected polygamy but want us to accept their evil african reject it.

  12. Is homosexuality a disease, a syndrome, a conditioning, a disability or something that the homos cannot do anything about? Are homos as they are out of personal desire or is it a cursed affliction? Someone needs to answer these questions before we subject these people to judgement. Are mad people happy to be mad?

    • Interesting questions Mukomwa. What ever philosophical position you choose ultimately they are sane an not mad and are therefore accountable for their actions like others. Genetics, religion, human rights, etc It can all be debated to a satisfactory point for some and not for others all with differing conclusions. The important points Fr Chiti made cover the fact that the majority reject it’s legality in Africa, it is not accepted as one of our customs and if ever Africans were ready to accept it then that will be their they choice, not because Obama orders us to. This really goes beyond just the gay issue but questions African sovereignty. If Americans decide tomorrow that fathers can marry their daughters who consent, will we then have to entertain and accept that also?

  13. My friend Goncalves please post your comments without insulting other people. Who are you to judge others??? Let us discuss issues in a mature manner and not insults to determine our thinking……lol

  14. TAKE YOUR PICK THAT IS SO

    1.A man can marry more than one wife.
    2.you can choose to be religious on not
    3.you can be homosexual at will.
    4.you can be a pastor or clergy
    5.you can be a thief if you want
    6.you can also be a prostitute no one will stop you.
    BUT A TIME OF RECONING FOR ALL THESE IS INEVITABLE.STOP QUARRELLING.

  15. OBAMA, SAY, KNOW YOUR BOUNDARIES. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE DICTATING ON AFRICANS. YOUR DOG-STYLE DEMOCRACY CAN’T WORK IN AFRICA. LIMIT IT TO YOUR COUNTRY AND EUROPE. LET AFRICANS CHOOSE THEIR DEMOCRACY DON’T FORCE THEM. THAT’S WHY AMERICA IS FAILING IN THE ARAB WORLD. WHO TOLD YOU THAT DOG STYLE IS THE ONLY DEMOCRACY ON EARTH? JUST WAVE YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE. AFRICA HAS FOUND A NEW-FOUND FRIEND- CHINA THAT DOES BUSINESS WITH AFRICA WITH NO DOG STRINGS ATTACHED.

  16. The Ugandan president gave a good response on hard talk to this threat of the West in tying aid to acceptance of gays. Saying that Africans are tolerant people and have not gone out attacking gays in the past though gays have always been around. Privacy of the home should be respected but today gays supported by the West want to ‘come out’ to the public and teach our children that being ‘gay’ is an acceptable way of life. So for those who are Christian and Muslim and conservative traditionalists (perhaps over 90% of Africa) Homosexuality is wrong and immoral full stop! If an African State proposed legalising Polygamy in the West under liberalism and threatened to cut off trade people would laugh but look at us now trying to dance to the beat of the west. Respect African before Obama…

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