26 October 2016 Last updated at: 9:34 AM
Govt. blocks anti-gay pastor from coming to Malawi
Though Malawi is among the countries that do not allow same sex marriages, government through its spokesperson Malison Ndau has disclosed that they have banned controversial US pastor Steven Anderson from opening his church in the country.
Anderson is reported to have been condemning same sex marriages saying they remain evil before God and that people behind them are to be killed.
Malawi being a few countries that have not legalized gay marriages, the founder of Faith Word Baptist Church, Anderson, disclosed plans of having branches in the country.
However, government spokesperson Ndau has said that Anderson cannot be allowed in the country due to his “hate preaching” towards people in same sex marriages.
“He would not be received well here,” said Ndau.
The pastor has been since forced to leave some African countries like Botswana and South Africa for his hate speeches that target gays and lesbians.
He however said that he is to have his church that fully forbids the practice.
“There are many other African countries that are not as tolerant of homosexuality, where I feel I would be welcomed,” said Anderson.
The move to block the anti-gay pastor comes after Malawi witnessed a verbal war between politician Ken Msonda and human right activists following his Facebook post that urged citizens to kill gays.
Msonda’s remarks saw the Malawi Law Society (MLS) describing the post as “hatred” and a threat to rights of minority.