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President Hichilema and Law Enforcement Agencies Paying a Blind Eye to incidents related to Homosexuality

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Lusaka Catholic Archbishop Alick Banda has said President Hakainde Hichilema and the law enforcement agencies seem to be paying a blind eye to the rising incidents related to homosexuality in Zambia.

Archbishop Banda said he has noted increased promotion of gay rights and rising cases of sodomy in Zambia in the last one year.

The Archbishop said homosexuality and promotion of gay rights is slowly taking root in the Zambian society, albeit complacency from the State and the law enforcement agencies.

Archbishop Banda warned that if nothing is done to raise awareness among people, LGBTQ+ will become an acceptable norm in Zambia, despite the existence of laws that criminalises these activities.

He called for action from all Zambians against offensive tendencies like homosexuality that is being manifested through sodomy.

“Corroding the fabric of our society. A call to action – against offensive tendencies
Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all!My dear brothers and sisters in Christ and people of good will. I hereby wish to
address a thorny issue inter alia other issues that seem to be slowly taking root in our society, albeit complacency from the State and the law enforcement agencies. In the last 12 months, we have witnessed an increase in the number of incidents and events that promote LGBTG+ tendencies contrary to the Laws of Zambia and our Zambian culture. Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of incidents of sodomy where boys and men are raped by fellow boys and men with impunity.On Tuesday the 17th May 2022, the Swedish and Finnish Embassies in Lusaka flew gay pride flags, contrary to the provisions of article 20 of the Vienna Convention which allows foreign missions to only fly the flag and emblem of their country of origin on their premises.On Saturday, the 3rd September 2022, a company called PR Girl Media Limited hosted an event dubbed “Lusaka July 2022” at Lusaka Polo Club. Pictures and videos that emerged from this event showed attendants double dressing in attires of the opposite sex and appearing to promote LGBTQ+ behaviour,” Archbishop Banda said.

“Subsequent to the above events, we have witnessed several cases of sodomy and homosexuality on the increase in our society much to the displeasure and disapproval of the general public. Unfortunately, the law enforcement agents and the President who took oath to protect the Constitution seem to be paying a blind eye. The question that begs an answer is: Is it by design or by default?However, on Friday, the 16th September 2022, when a group of concerned citizens decided to undertake a peaceful protest in order to raise awareness to the ever escalating cases of homosexuality and sodomy in the country, the Police were quick to apprehend them together with journalists who were covering the event. These were detained, arrested and charged with unlawful assembly.The above events are alarming. If nothing is done to raise awareness among our people, LGBTQ+ will become an acceptable norm in Zambia, despite the existence of laws that criminalises these activities and worse still being offensive to our Cultural and Christian values,” Archbishop Banda said.

Archbishop Banda said it is necessary that Zambians act against the proliferation of LGBTQ+ and other vices which are averse and seem to be on the increase corroding the fabric of society such as abuse of authority, abuse of state institutions and arbitrary disrespect of the rule of law.

He announced that the Archdiocese of Lusaka, through its Directorate of Integral Human Development, is embarking on raising awareness against offensive trends which seem to be on the increase in society.

“From the foregoing, it is necessary to act against the proliferation of LGBTQ+ and other vices which are averse and seem to be on the increase corroding the fabric of our society such as abuse of authority, abuse of state institutions, arbitrary disrespect of the rule of law, the hounding of the opposition members and constitutional office bearers perceived not to toll the line, the rise of nepotism, hybrid hypocrisy, deception, and lies, etc.During His memorable sermon on the Mount, our Lord, Jesus Christ declared to His disciples that: “You are the salt of the earth…” (cf. Mt. 5: 13). The primary use of salt in ancient times among other things was to avert decaying of foodstuff. So, when Jesus says, “You are the salt of the earth”, He is calling us to avert moral degeneration. We are therefore, invited to manifest in person and give witness to our Christian calling – to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.The Archdiocese of Lusaka, through its Directorate of Integral Human Development, is embarking on raising awareness against these offensive trends which seem to be on the increase in our society. To this effect, ADL – IHD will communicate an action plan in the next couple of days, spelling out the way forward. In the meantime, we are inviting all our faithful to pray and fast against all these vices that seem to be accepted by the authorities that be.May Mary the mother of the Child Jesus, intercede for us that our lives may become salt to avert moral degeneration and light to illuminate the world from the darkness of evil,” Archbishop Banda concluded.

Meanwhile, President Hichilema has again denied allegations that his government supports gay rights or homosexual rights.

The President said Zambia should discuss more important matters than issues of gay rights or homosexuality.

President Hichilema on Monday morning posted an old video on his official facebook page in which he denied allegations that his government supports gay rights.

“Zambia is a Christian nation. It is clear you will all agree but some times we want to extract sections of our communities and say these are not Christians. Yah, religion in diversity, Churches in diversity but one body of Christ. And I want to say it is not right, I am following what is going on in our country today. To say the New Dawn government is promoting lesbian rights, gay rights, that is not right. We have said it before in opposition and now in government that we do not gay, lesbian rights as a government. The records are there, the media houses carry those records from years back but today, in recent days people are propagating in church preaching about lesbian rights and UPND Government. New Dawn government doing this and that. That is divisit, you know it is not right. Let’s focus on unity, let’s focus on materiality. Things that matter for this country. Keeping our children in school matters more than the petty matters,” President said in the video.

“Good morning fellow citizens
Our position on this issue has been very clear and consistent from our days in opposition. We must focus our energy in addressing pressing issues affecting our people and not be detracted,” he stated in the text accompanying the short video.

36 COMMENTS

  1. The Catholic church hosts a lost of homosexuals ,sodomy cases are rife even in schools. Why not take care of your own house first ?

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  2. What 2 consenting adults do behind closed doors should be no ones business as regards to sexuslity as long as minors are not influenced………

    The church should be more concerned about issues like adults infecting minors with HIV and the thousands of street kids in zambia……

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  3. Homosexuality has been rife in zambia for a long time…………mostly brought by whites.

    George memegas was one such homo who used to pray on zambian boys………

    The likes of Saulosi found their way to the USA because of the generosity of George memegas………

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  4. This man hates HH with all his passion. He is a known PF cadre. Why didn’t he condemn PF when they released the Kapiri couple? Why didnt he ever condemn PF corruption and stealing? We know he has and agenda and should have gotten enough from PF. The stealing has killed many while the homosexual is between 2 people and none of our business. Corruption is our business because you rob everyone known as Zambian

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  5. How do you expect them to fight that who they have agreed to secretly..It is impossible..Let Jehovah God handle Upnd.

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  6. Icine nkashi cishipula bufibufi. When the big buyer abuses your sister, you’ll pretend not to notice what’s going on. The UPND is a promoter of LGBTQ+, which our President refers to as petty issues. So bwana Archbishop you’re knocking on a closed door. Just begin to tell your members on how to vote wisely now so that they know what to do come 2026. It’s a waste of time trying to reason with these people

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  7. @3 Spaka
    They will deport if you don’t mourn the Queen….you friend Kaizar Zulu is at Westminister Abbey putting the queen to rest….he is one of the pallbearers

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  8. What should the President say about the murdered CELIBATE priest who cavorted with his girlfriend in Ndola? What should the President say about the hundreds of mobile phone thefts that take place in the country every hour? What should the President say about the adulteries among Zambians every hour? The point is, it is not the President’s duty to say something about every crime and moral issue in the country. Where laws are broken, the police are there to effect arrests. The President has no power nor mandate to influence the morality of any free individual in Zambia. Kaunda complained about drunkenness and threated to resign. Zambians just continued as usual.

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  9. We have many peeping Toms in Zambia. People who, as they go about their lives have minds preoccupied with what people do in the privacy of their bedrooms. These types of morality issues are between God and people who engage in them.

    What child in Zambia is going to have food because we arrested this or that gay person? What pothole will be mended because such a person has been removed from the street because of perceived moral failings?

    In Zambia we don’t have the luxury to make problems of the Christian Right in the west become a full time pre-occupation. We have already taken Christianity to the extreme were we have pastors, fleecing followers.

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  10. People of Zambia when you have religious leaders always tell the President what to do regarding people’s private preferences, if they are listened to you run the risk of ending up like Afghanistan,
    Totally intolerant.

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  11. Zambian laws on homosexuality are very clear………..

    However , if a woman choses to dress like a man or a man like a woman , there are no laws in that regard…………..

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  12. Mr president calls gays issues as petty……..That is his signature. Today I listened to an advert on SUN FM featuring Lombe promoting gays rights in an interllectual way. God help us

  13. Embassies in Lusaka flew gay pride flags, contrary to the provisions of article 20 of the Vienna Convention which allows foreign missions to only fly the flag and emblem of their country of origin on their premises.
    I didn’t know.

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  14. Icine ca nkashi cishipula bufibufi. When the big buyer abuses your sister you’ll pretend not to notice it. That’s exactly the current UPND position. Their sponsors are also the sponsors of these vices. So there’s nothing they’ll do about it.

  15. The moderation of fair comments on this topic is an indication that LT is equally a promoter of these vices. Time to take a break

  16. A catholic priest talking about homosexuality? How much did the Catholic Church pay to the youths they sodomized all over the word? Tell this priest hell is waiting for him. The catholic corporation headquartered in Italy is a fake and deceptive denomination. They know better how to screw your boys and wives.

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  17. Has anyone on this forum ever been affected by someone else’s bedroom behavior? Since when did sexual orientation ever been contagious? When do some of you want to inspect others’ behinds? There’s no way anyone of you will stop sin.

  18. Strange comment coming from a “celibate priest” with a string of concubines. Bwana sin is sin. Remove the spec in your eye first. You Catholic priests a wayward

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  19. When a Priest loses focus on the word of God and starts to preach falsehood just turn away from such men who are worshipers of man not GOD. Read the bible book Leviticus in totality and understand the word of GOD there on these matters.

  20. Zambians please let us talk on issues that affect us much. If you have your children or any other relative in your families, better take them for rehabilitation centres to be counselled. Homosexuality does kill one like the way adultery is at rampant today. How many people have been killed, injured, marriage breaking and separations due to so called Homosexuality- zero, How many people have been killed, injured, marriage interferences or divorces due to adultery – Thousands each year and they are on high demand making court judges and lawyers rich. Do we have the strong law that will forbit the offences? The answer is no. Somehow it is even going to an extent that as long as the two man and the woman agree then less punishment or left sort free.
    Homosexual is a moral issue like other…

  21. Lets not criticise the man, he is looking for the attention so that we can address the problem. remember we are all Zambians whether you are PF of UPND. or free or you a criminal we are Zambians

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  22. Well it doesn’t matter if in the catholic church homosexuals are their not the bigger picture is homosexuality is wrong even the bible you so called christians ready and respect it says in Leviticus 18 and 20 “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” Chapter 18 verse 22[8]
    “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”
    zambian law say on the matter, Same-sex sexual activity is prohibited under the Penal Code, which criminalises acts of ‘carnal knowledge of against the order of nature’ and ‘gross indecency’. These provisions carry a maximum penalty of fourteen years’ imprisonment. Both men and women are criminalised under this law.
    FORMER PRESIDENT,…

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  23. “We have challenging issues of celibacy and priests abusing the vulnerable they swore to protect. At home here we have priests that were willing to help in rigging an election to ensure their party of preference carries the day. These were priests under Archbishop Bishop Banda’s stewardship. Did he speak against this injustice and criminality? Did he speak out for hundreds of Zambians that perished during the gassing?”

    https://zambianobserver.com/holy-war-bishop-john-mambo-breathes-fire-on-archbishop-alick-banda/

  24. “We have challenging issues of celibacy and priests abusing the vulnerable they swore to protect. At home here we have priests that were willing to help in rigging an election to ensure their party of preference carries the day. These were priests under Archbishop Bishop Banda’s stewardship. Did he speak against this injustice and criminality? Did he speak out for hundreds of Zambians that perished during the gassing?”

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