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Is this the New Dawn of LGBTQ+ Rights in Zambia?

Columns Is this the New Dawn of LGBTQ+ Rights in Zambia?

By Charles Kachikoti

Given that you are the top two elected leaders of the Republic of Zambia, you need to openly and clearly explain why it is that under your watch, in the space of one week, two embassies in Lusaka hoisted LGBTQ+ flags on their premises, and NGOs that promote gay rights held a full conference in Siavonga to strategize on decriminalizing homosexuality in Zambia.

These are crucial matters, especially given that homosexuality is illegal in Zambia; that no previous Zambian government ever permitted organized homosexuality in any space; and that gay rights are a matter that has surrounded the UPND from its opposition days. Here are two reasons why you, President Hichilema and Vice-President Nalumango, need to come out with utmost clarity:

1) In October 2019, online media in Zambia reported that President Hichilema attended a meeting in the resort town of Lake Como in Italy of the Africa Liberal Network (ALN), an organisation which promotes liberal values, including homosexuality (as minority rights). ALN has in its corporate membership 47 political parties and 29 countries in Africa. The meeting is said to have taken place under the auspices of the South African-based Brenthurst Foundation.

2) On October 3, 2019, Colin Stewart, writing in 76crimes.com, reported a statement by UPND youth spokesperson Gilbert Liswaniso: “We as UPND youths we wish to state that despite President HH FULLY supporting gay rights, he remains an elder at the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) and therefore a Christian. President Hichilema is of the view that gays and lesbians are part of us and should be allowed to do what they want. Zambia does not belong to Christians only. We have Muslims, Hindus and many other religions so we should seek to respect people’s choices of what they want to be. As youths of UPND we endorse President Hichilema’s stance and ask well-meaning Zambians to fully respect rights of gays and lesbians people. We stand UNITED for gays and lesbians.”

So far, there is no time that the UPND as a member of ALN has convincingly explained its position on LGBTQ+ rights, and official disclaimers of public concerns have always been vague and roundabout. And there is no time when the UPND leadership ever categorically refuted what Gilbert Liswaniso stated.

It will therefore be proper, honest and sincere for you, President Hichilema and Vice-President Nalumango, to state in clear terms if the UPND supports and promotes gay rights. You need to state clearly whether, now that you are the ruling party, you will now pursue the decriminalization of homosexuality and legalization of gay marriages and all that goes with that. So far, the public evidence from the last one week is suggesting that you have opened the doors and it is a New Dawn for LGBTQ+ in Zambia.

I will present you only 10 questions to digest:

ARE YOU AWARE THAT IF YOU LEGALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY, YOU MUST DECRIMINALIZE PAEDOPHILIA (CHILD DEFILEMENT), CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, CHILD MARRIAGES AND CHILD SEX TOURISM?

Look at the North American Man and Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), which was formed in 1978. It is a child-molesting homosexual group that works day and night to give gays legal access to children who are eight-years-old. This association’s motto is “sex before eight before it’s too late.” Apart from marching in most major homosexual parades across the United States, NAMBLA is working to change laws to allow gays sexual access to children. The name of this association comes from the historical reality that homosexuality is not man-on-man sex, but man-on-boy. Related entities worldwide have the very same goals, even if they fail to come out as categorically and openly as this.

If Zambia embraces gay rights, you must allow homosexuals access to children and decriminalize child defilement, child porn, child marriage and child sex tourism where tourists visit a country to have sex with children.

ARE YOU AWARE THAT ORGANIZED HOMOSEXUALITY IS ANTI-GOVERNMENT AND ANTI-SOCIETY, AND AIMS TO SUBVERT NATIONS?

Have you read the Gay Manifesto, published in the February 15-21, 1987 Gay Community News by Michael Swift. It states in part: “We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.”

ARE YOU AWARE THAT SLAVE TRADERS BROKE THE AFRICAN MALE’S SPIRIT BY RAPING BLACK MEN ANALLY IN FRONT OF THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN WHEN THE SLAVES TRIED TO PROTEST?

The rape of men was prevalent in the southern parts of America, Cuba and Spain where it was a huge part of the slavery system and culture. While homosexual rape happened in secret locations and on slave plantations, ‘buck breaking’ or ‘bot bursting’ happened in front of the public or the entire plantation personnel to make the slave feel less of a man. This became standard treatment for botched slave rebellions. The men would first be stripped naked and whipped in the presence of a crowd, and after that, raped by the slave owners or merchants as a warning to other slaves.

The targets were mainly the brave men, leaders in the plantations. To make matters more gruesome and unbearable, the slave owners made the African slave fathers to have sex with each other in front of their families. Or they were raped in the presence of their sons. Many of the men killed themselves or ran away after this. Buck breaking started from ships and continued in plantations as a way of stripping male slaves of their pride and power to protect their families. It was also a way for slave owners to show dominance. Why should we African men now long for anal sex and announce our enslavement and humiliation all over again?

Credible research institutions have placed more information than this on the Internet.

ARE YOU AWARE THAT IF YOU LEGALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY, YOU WILL DESTROY MARRIAGE, FAMILY, FATHERHOOD AND MOTHERHOOD AS WE HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN THEM?

Carl Wittman (1943-1986) is one of the early influences behind gay rights. In his 1969 write-up Refugees from Amerika, A Gay Manifesto, dismisses marriage (of males and females) and the family as tools of social oppression and sexual limitation. Under the subheading Alternatives to Marriage, he says: “We have to define for ourselves a new plurastic, role-free social structure for ourselves. It must contain both the freedom and physical space for people to live alone, live together for a while, live together for a long time, either as couples or in large numbers; and the ability to flow easily from one of these states as our needs change. In other words, people should be at liberty to flow into and out of sexual relationships of all kinds without obligation to anyone. At its core, Wittman’s ideology is the very definition of prostitution accepted by society.
If Zambia ends up promulgating gay rights, we will dethrone marriage and elevate prostitution as the ultimate expression of liberty.

In the US and Europe today, it is becoming very difficult for anyone to use the terms ‘man’, ‘woman, ‘boy, ‘girl’ or pronouns ‘he’ or ‘she’. Men who have had no surgical operation have gone to court to be termed ‘woman’. When such males are imprisoned, they are placed with female inmates and pregnancies are happening. They are competing in women’s sports and they are winning. In such societies, women are husbands and fathers in lesbian relationships, and men are wives and mothers in homosexual relationships. Is this the kind of society you want Zambia to become?

ARE YOU AWARE THAT IF YOU LEGALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY, THEN YOU WILL BE ON THE WAY TO LEGALIZING BESTIALITY, NECROPHILIA AND ALL SEXUAL PERVERSIONS CURRENTLY CONSIDERED DISORDERS?

On October 5, 2011, the British newspaper The Telegraph said: “The gay rights movement has moved American society to a point where it at least has to consider legalizing things like polygamy and bestiality.” Because of vehement promotion of gay rights, bestiality (zoophilia) and necrophilia (sex with the dead) are hot topics in western parliaments and other platforms. That is an inevitable outcome of legalizing homosexuality.

ARE YOU AWARE THAT IN THE WEST HEMISPHERE WHERE HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS ARE RECOGNIZED, THE SOCIETIES THERE HAVE FAILED TO SETTLE WITH GAYS?

The LGBTQ+ movement would have Africans believe that permitting gay rights promotes social harmony and cohesion in society. Yet Forbes.com on November 11, 2021 reported that 375 transgender people were killed that year, the deadliest year for such persons since such matters began to be recorded. The annual global list is released November 20 each year for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The report, by Jamie Wareham, said the majority of the murders happened in Central and South America (70 per cent). “But like last few years, the most deaths in a single country occurred in Brazil, totalling 33 per cent of global deaths.” Cases from Greece, Kazakhstan, and Malawi were reported for the first time too.

Statista.com observed a consistent increase in transgender murders in the US, with 53 killed in 2021. The Human Rights Campaign reports that in the US at least 26 transgender people were killed in 2018, another 29 in 2017, a total 23 in 2016 and 22 in 2015. This is what has been happening: A man purposes to have sex with a woman he later discovers is actually a man—a number of male lovers have simply lost it and exploded. It is within this context that at least 129 bills against LGBTQ+ were introduced in numerous states across the US in 2017, according to a report by the Human Rights Campaign.

Simply put, introduce gay rights in Zambia and you increase this line of homicides.

ARE YOU AWARE OF AN INCREASED SUICIDE RATE AMONG GAYS IN THE WEST?

Writing in nbcnews.com on April 20, 2021, Dan Avery reported that suicide rates among young people had been on the rise in recent years, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, but gay and bisexual youths were almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide as their straight peers. If the gay lifestyle has raised suicide rates among youths of America in recent years, why should this be promoted to African youngsters who already face numerous personal pressures?

ARE YOU AWARE THAT IF YOU LEGALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY YOU WILL CREATE AN ETHICAL CRISIS AND DESTROY CLARITY OF MORAL THOUGHT IN ZAMBIA?

If we legalize homosexuality and recognize gay rights, our entire ethical sense will be thrown into an irredeemable crisis. When compared to natural heterosexual marriage, gay marriage is not sacred. It has no biblical—or for that matter any other religious—basis for existence as an exclusive and permanent companionship. The nature of homosexuality is that it does not require loyalty and faithfulness in and outside marriage because there is no moral or spiritual foundation for such commitment. Same-sex marriage has nothing to do with offspring, progeny, legacy and destiny. It is self-exclusion and self-expulsion from the normal and natural family tree and therefore from the normal ethics of life.

Homosexuality and lesbianism by nature have no ethics, and have no reason to follow any ethical standards. In their 1978 study, Homosexuality: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women, published by Simon and Shuster in New York, Alan p. Bell and Martin S. Weinberg established that 28 per cent of homosexual men had more than 1000 partners in their lifetimes; 83 per cent estimated they had had sex with 500 or more partners.

CAN YOU NAME ONLY ONE TRIBE IN ZAMBIA WHICH HOLDS INITIATION CEREMONIES FOR HOMOSEXUALS AND LESBIANS, AND WHICH HOLDS MARRIAGE CEREMONIES FOR THEM AND PROTECTS HOMOSEXUAL MATRIMONY?

If you cannot, then you have no right to open the doors to foreign powers to pour in their ideas and dismember our cultural essence, and scatter our ethnic sensitivities and sensibilities.

ARE YOU AWARE THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS TREATABLE?

It is not homophobic to state that homosexuality is a state of being that many gays do exit from and marry and have children. There exist scientific entities that serve to treat homosexuality. One is the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, also known as the NARTH Institute, a US organization promoting conversion therapy, from its formation in 1992. NARTH considers homosexuality a disorder for which it offers therapy and other regimes that change sexual orientation of individuals who experience unwanted same-sex attraction. NARTH is dedicated to “affirming a complementary, male-female model of gender and sexuality.” NARTH disagrees with the global scientific consensus, the position of the world’s major mental health organizations, and scientific research which show that homosexuality is not a disorder. NARTH has since joined the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity.

ARE YOU AWARE THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IN 2022 IS ABOUT A NATION’S SOVEREIGNTY?

In 2011, the US and the UK warned they would use foreign aid to push for homosexuality to be decriminalized in Africa. In March 2013, the European Union offered financial support for organizations that wish to promote rights of gay people in Zambia. The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) strongly and flatly rejected the offer and warned the EU against interfering in the internal affairs of Zambia; going as far as demanding an apology from the union. Of course no apology came forth. Almost every time our courts have sentenced homosexuals to jail, western heads of state have phoned our sitting presidents to protest—questioning our sovereignty.

Do not imagine that homosexuality is merely about two men or two women in a room, impacting no one else. It is about subverting a nation and weakening its morality for greater nations to swoop in and control its land and natural resources.

The sovereignty and integral existence of the Republic of Zambia are at stake. I hope you are able to recognize this, our President Hichilema and Vice-President Nalumango.

30 COMMENTS

  1. This is the most useless government …out of all the previous ones.. They have betrayed the people of Zambia…Iam sure someone made them promises to introduce such dem.onic activities in exchange for helping them win elections what a shameless government..by the way let us start preparing ourselves for Gods punishment…Yes Romans 1:18-32

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  2. What is happening is inevitable
    100% Democracy comes with it’s trappings,
    One of those is the respect for human rights……..
    ‘So of you hate the stench don’t use a pit latrine!!!’.Meaning, get back to the eastern bloc ,the west respect other people’s rights including LGBT…..
    Mean while you’re not complaining when receiving the $$$$£££!!!!!?!?.

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  3. What is happening is inevitable
    100% Democracy comes with it’s trappings,
    One of those is the respect for human rights……..
    ‘So of you hate the stench don’t use a pit latrine!!!’.Meaning, get back to the eastern bloc ,the west respect other people’s rights including LGBT…..
    Mean while you’re not complaining when receiving the $$$$£££!

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  4. What a nonsense and despicable story. The writer clearly has no idea. Just remember that homosexuality is everywhere, even in Zambia. Around 15% of the population is LGBTQ+ whether you like it or not. You want to kill them all or put them in jail?

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  5. “…ARE YOU AWARE THAT IF YOU LEGALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY YOU WILL CREATE AN ETHICAL CRISIS…….”

    Where do these dull attention seeking people come from……..????

    The president is on record saying he will not support legalising gay rights in zambia……..

    Most Sometimes these people that are obsessed with gay bashing are actually homosexual and are in deep denial……..

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  6. This is the price you pay when you fail to apply wisdom to reason. The Bible says ” But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed , and hidden that will not be known. ” Luke Chap. 12: 2. So fellow Zambians he we are now.

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  7. Charles, Charles, Charles!!!!! Is homosexuality the only sin in the Bible? People in churches are shagging other peoples wives, politicians are stealing day in day out, Charles remember those days at EHC when you were eyeing your friends girlfriend! Eeehh!

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  8. Again I say lack of principle is our undoing. The time Sata was the leading opposition leader the supporters of both MMD and Upnd accused him of trying to introduce the rights of **”””. What do I see here? The same names now trying to justify the same nonsense they used against Sata. What do you really believe in?

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  9. What a shame that a civilised generation would come to entertain such heinous activities… God should burn lucifer and his demons for misleading humanity.

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  10. Trust me ………..

    Those who speak the loudest against gays are actually homosexuals in denial ………

    Their unprovoked attacks are a means of blocking their deep homo desires

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  11. When I warned people about this,I was called names. Here we have more evidence.it is a well known secret that hh and upnd receive funding from bentrust which is a gay organisation. Very soon your sons will marry other sons. Dirty immoral govt

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  12. @Spaka 48 look for another rationale. This one is too feeble. Its an invented prognosis designed to shut up anti-gays. So those who speak the loudest against murder are actually murderers in denial ? Those who speak the loudest against GBV are actually wifebeaters in denial Those like Mandela and Tutu and KK, who speak the loudest against racists are actually racists in denial? Uko kwine!

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  13. Going to UK or some such doesn’t mean one is more intelligent than those back home…some are genuine while a good number used illegal means to enter these countries… some are doing legitimate ways to make a living while others are people who are engaged in the business under discussion, therefore they have a reason to defend this thing.

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  14. “i am sorry the article is ambiguous!…the Zambian law is clear enough that homosexuality is Criminal, and the laws are still there!!…lack of understanding is what is in existence;LGBTQ+ is human rights and must be protected, we can co exist without much fuss, whoever decides to eat ‘pork!’ when they have been made knowledgeable of the diseases that come out of that, they will know and be testament when they get terrible wounds and diseases of all kinds….leave the LGBTQ+ ‘pork eaters’ enter not the space of the congregants of such if offended, but they still remain your friends and you can even allow them in your space if you like, its an individual decision…BY THE WAY I DONT SUPPORT LGBTQ+; if they eat something else apart from ‘pork’ and they offer it to me i will eat!…

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  15. What happened to HH being a Freemason?
    After the “Christians for Lungu” lamentably failed with that stupid campaign now they have switched to this gay rights issue.
    On August 12, 2022 , 2.8 million Zambians shut you up. You will face the same defeat on August 12, 2026.
    GET A LIFE.

  16. Zambians like pretending about alot of things in life playing holier that thou attitude. If you don’t support Homosexuality like me just don’t do it yourself nor should you be concerned about. If you persive it as sin then you must also be ip in arms against adulterers because it’s the same thing. Sin is sin why put a spotlight on Homosexuality alone? Just focus on important things of life. Let God be the judge. The biggest problem of all the arguments is the criminalization of the act. Don’t criminalise the act but don’t legalize it too. Let be the way we treat adultery or any other sin. Just don’t arrest gays that’s a life of pretence and evil.

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  17. There goes the praise singers again!
    The article is very articulate and straight forward and endeavors to explain matters as they stand.
    But what do you get? Disparaging remarks and insults premised on their partisan support for the ruling party.
    They forget that it’s their children and their families who will be affected by the scourge long after the upnd is gone.
    God help Zambia!

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  18. #23 Isaachar…if Mr Hichilema comes out to condemn the thing, they’ll turn around and give us reasons and explanations as to why the thing is evil

  19. Look I don’t support homosexuality but democracy comes with its own evils, defending everyone’s human right including the rights of gays. Our laws regarding criminalizing homosexyality have not changed, so what is this fuss about. Stop being hypocrites.
    Report to the police anyone you catch practicing homosexuality; they will be dealt with within the existing laws. We do not need our president or his vice to remind us that our laws have criminalized homosexuality. Just do your civic duty and report those practicing it to law enforcement agencies for appropriate remedial action.
    Sata was accused of promoting homosexuality, Fred Meembe has been accused of being gay (by Kabimba), why have you not requested Fred to deny this. He is a presideht of a possible party in govt in the near…

  20. Let’s ban homosexuality
    Let’s ban theft by public officers who build mansions in one year and stock them with Zebras
    Lets ban the forcing of Kachasu down the throats of innocent kids
    Lets ban the bribery of our ministers by Chinese cement firms
    Lets ban politicians from using their offices as get rich quick schemes
    Lets ban

  21. From the time Zambia gained it’s independence…it’s under this useless government that NGOs can have a meeting for three days with supporters of homosexuality lesbianism and gay rights …in Southern province…This never happened in KK, FTJ, LPM, RB, MS and ECL but such shi.t is happening in the so called new dawn government ma rubbish.. In the beginning God created the male and female…in fact God said it’s not good for Man to leave alone and made him a female… foolishly someone is living a double standard kind of life…We are in trouble.

  22. Rewind to the early days of UPND victory. Big News. President HH is to meet the president of the US. Big news for Africa too. Especially that this was a president with absolutely no track record yet. Rumor on the ground was because he was pro-gay. The president, seemingly listening to his people, speaks out against gay rights. And a consequent slap in the face. Biden cancels the meeting.

    Fast forward to now and we are almost closing the deal with IMF. They’ve put a catch though. And our leaders seem to have accepted.

    Dining with satanists. I guess they will finally get that meeting after all!

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