Roman Catholic Bishops in Malawi have described homosexuality as “evil” and have argued government not to bow down to international pressure by legalizing same sex marriages.
Speaking at Kamuzu Palace on Friday, Chairperson of Catholic Bishops in Malawi Thomas Luke Msusa called on government not to give in to demands of foreign pressure.
“We said this as a church, because our doctrines do not allow these practices and Malawi is a sovereign state, I think it can make decisions independently,” said Msusa.
Meanwhile, the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has suspended a moratorium that the country signed during the Joyce Banda era.
In a statement, MHRC says the signing of the moratorium was not approved by the legislative arm of government as President Banda rushed to sign so as to gain donor favours.
Meanwhile, the human rights body has urged government to draft a bill to be tabled in the national assembly as a way of solving the controversial issue.