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Clergyman demands removal of contraceptive advert from ZNBC

Headlines Clergyman demands removal of contraceptive advert from ZNBC

A Ndola based clergyman has called for an immediate withdrawal of an advert running on the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) television promoting the use of contraceptives by young people.

Ndola Pastors Fellowship chairperson Mulenga Chilekwa said the advert on ZNBC depicting an African woman encouraging a boy and a girl in a relationship to use contraceptives is not a true representation of an African woman.

Reverend Chilekwa said in a statement issued to ZANIS in Ndola today that Zambia is a Christian nation with a rich African culture that teaches abstinence from sex outside marriage.

“The advert is indirectly encouraging sex before marriage among young people which we find unacceptable in a Christian nation and it conflicts with our Christian and traditional norms. Contraceptives were originally designed for birth control among married couples, which is also referred to as family planning,” he contended.

He added that young people should be encouraged to concentrate on studies, work, wealth creation, and no sex before marriage.

He further said there are other better ways of encouraging young people to stay away from teen pregnancies as contraceptives are never meant for use by young people in school.

Rev. Chilekwa has since called on the Ministry for National Guidance and Religious Affairs to show leadership by stopping the further weakening of the minds of the children.

The clergyman observed that Zambia has rich Christian and cultural values and encouraging sex among young people is not one of them.

24 COMMENTS

  1. I totally agree with him. Same should apply to condom adverts. We are a Christian nation and condoms and any contraceptive method is abortion. Sex should only be for married men like me and married women.

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  2. The NGOs pocketing a lot of monies out of that won’t allow you to speak like that… Just wait for tomorrow and hear how they will attack you from right, left, back, front and centre …they will do everything to protect their kalilo

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  3. But there is no sin or wrong in educating the young people and besides teenage pregnancies are raising a number so it is good that such adverts take place in order for people to know what should be done to prevent that

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  4. Thousands of Zambian teens are getting early pregnancy regardless of what Pastor Mulenga thinks.To ignore reality is pure ubupuba.

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  5. The NGOs are not the ones inpregananting the girls. Having kids early and having many kids is what is holding us back from developing. What jobs are they going to get. What are they going to eat how are they going to go to school. Empower youth by reducing teenage pregnances! I didn’t read the article.

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  6. Moral degradation at it’s best in the new of human rights and helping children. Where have we through the African culture that taught children to abstain …..where is the moral fibre that kept girls and boys away from such behavior

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  7. As much as we would like to tell them to concentrate on studies and other things we cant pretend not to know that a high number of young adults engage in sexual activities its better to educate them about how to protect themselves

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  8. Pastors are quick to express anger at adverts yet they’re tongue tied when PF officials display their organs. The PF has undergone a serious transformation from Patriotic Front to Ponogalafiki Fulanti. Please repent!

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  9. We are a christian nation.This must be reflected in the way we conduct ourselves not just by pronouncement that we are a christian nation.so yes the clergy is right.remove such adverts from the national tv.

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  10. We are not a clerical state like some countries that are run from pulpits and temples. We do not ask the Churh, mosque or temple to stamp approval on who should become our leader. So with this background, the reverend should gracefully fcuk off.

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  11. There’re too many bastards in Zambia, Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion. …contraceptives are the greatest life-saving, poverty-ending, women-empowering innovation ever created.

  12. Our ZNBC should exemplary for sure.Our children must be encouraged to lead morally upright lives.Adverts should discourage sex before marriage and gangsterism which are rampant in the youths today.

  13. Pentecostal churches and preachers are just a problem.
    The Major christian churches such as the Catholics, Anglican, SDA, New Apostolic have not complained or commented on these adverts on sexual health.They fully realise their bigger role in society.
    Not these small misguided “Christians for Lungu” with no clear vision or purpose.

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  14. I guess it’s very difficult when young people are engaging in sexual activities at an early age. In a perfect world, young people must refrain from sexual encounter, however, we don’t live in a perfect world hence the contraceptive alternatives being advertised to minimise the transmission of HIV and unwanted pregnancies. It’s a sad reality that we must face.

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