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Malawi commits U-turn over gay rights pledge

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  1. jamestoronto 9 Nov 2012, 4:48am

    No surprise here! Obviously the President and the Attorney-General hadn’t got the approval of the real government of Malawi – the fundamentalist evangelical churches that really run the show there.

  2. The America anti-gay Christians are behind this and if they can not take over America they can take over Africa and set up their Christian dictatorship and kill everyone they do not like and you know who they will kill.

  3. GingerlyColors 9 Nov 2012, 6:40am

    Pigs will fly before some of those backward countries get dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Why do western countries including ours indulge them with foreign aid?

  4. Why doesn’t the Church of England do something about it? Send an envoy there perhaps?

    1. roderious 9 Nov 2012, 9:37am

      I suspect the local branch of the Anglican Church are the ones pushing the homophobic agenda in Malawi. The Church of England are probably watching wishing they could do the same thing here.

      1. I don’t think the Anglicans are all that influential in Malawi, most of the Christians there are Presbyterian or Catholic I believe.

  5. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 9 Nov 2012, 8:09am

    Stop all aid monies and have trade sanctions on Malawi until they REPEAL the hateful law!

    The church is always running the show in most African nations – in much the same way as churches run most states in the Unites States!

    The church is always corrupt with their tax free status!

  6. Cowards! Why are they letting the churches dictate policy like that? Why are they in thrall to a foreign religion?

    1. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect that – as it is with many other developing nations – a sizeable chunk of the political elite are Christian, regrettably seeing this as an indicator of how advanced they are (oh, the irony).

  7. Cardinal Capone 9 Nov 2012, 11:14am

    Battles against so-called witchcraft and vampires, and exorcisms resulting in the deaths of children occur in Malawi, according to the following report. It seems that children may be killed as witches, as they are in Uganda. As the Bible says, though shalt not suffer a witch to live.

    How much easier it is to demonise gay people, than naughty children, when one is looking for scapegoats.

  8. Cardinal Capone 9 Nov 2012, 3:08pm

    Speaking of Uganda, can you spot the openly gay friend of “Kill the Gays” bill David Bahati MP’s Facebook page (complete with hunky models and a link to a spoof conservative christian website (‘Christwire”).).

    Someone has gone to a lot of trouble in the name of satire.

  9. The right decision, well done.

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