One of Malawi’s blossoming prophets popularly known as Prophet Emmanuel, who is based in the northern region district of Nkhatabay, has urged government to legalize the controversial homosexuality saying that debating on the issue will achieve nothing but promote advocates of the devil.
He told this publication in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that debating on issues that are clear in the Holy Bible shows that believers are weak in faith and as a consequence the devil is made proud for confusing them with baseless arguments.
He went on to say that the bible already mentioned that salvation is optional such that those who want it have no time for useless arguments because they are busy doing what the scriptures commands them to do as children of God.
“Children of God please stop arguing on such baseless things as if you don’t know the scriptures. Let those who want to follow the world do so, don’t get busy with debates that are deliberately created by the devil to test your faith,” he said.
The 25 year-old prophet whose real name is Emmanuel Banda maintained that Malawi is a God-fearing nation but since it contains some who follow the ways of the devil, they must be given that liberty because forcing them to follow the bible may only lead to more arguments.
He said there are many up and coming atheists who are agents of the devil and are sent to bring destruction in the country hence they are not supposed to be given any attention to shame the devil.
“Just imagine what can happen if you the media guys stop writing about them. What do you think can happen if government can just legalize what they want? Sometimes we believers must not be wasting our time with such things. I still believe that even if homosexuality can be legal, not all can practice it,” he added.
His sentiments come amid an intense debate on whether Malawi must adopt homosexuality or continue criminalizing the same. Some international and local human rights defenders are also pressurizing government to change the country’s law on homosexuality.
On the other hand, most Malawians as monitored on comments on the online media seem to be against the legalization of homosexuality. Recently, government, after pressure from the international community and locals who are supporting the acts, put to an end the arrests of homosexuals in the country.
There have also been several stories in the local media indicating the growing practice of homosexuality including the recent case of two homosexuals who interrupted a show of Malawi’s music legend Lucius Banda by openly kissing each other near the stage.
In the northern region, a form 2 student at Mzuzu government secondary school and a cook were recently withdrawn and fired respectively from the institution on suspicions that they are homosexuals. The withdrawn boy told this publication that he is indeed a gay and loves his status thus his suspension from school was unlawful.
He alleged that the cook, Gilbert Nyasulu, is as well a homosexual who was demanding sex from students in exchange with a supply of good food.
Deputy Head teacher at the institution madam Msowoya confirmed the development to Malawi24 saying that she advised the boy to stop the practice because it is a sin against God.
It is believed that homosexuality is already being practiced in the country especially in boarding schools where they only offer boys or girls boarding hostels.
Malawi24 is investigating the story in schools across the northern region and will soon publish all schools where such acts are being practiced and the names of students who are homosexuals