Editor's Comment

Homosexuality: Not in Zambia

LUNGU

IN RECENT years, many developing countries have come under pressure from some sections of the Western world to embrace homosexuality in exchange for financial help.
Those countries with the financial muscle use that to lure developing countries through hefty donations.
Some sections of society claim those who practise homosexuality deserve to be given the right to freely do so in their respective countries.
However, in Zambia, homosexuality is not only illegal but goes against the country’s culture and values as a Christian nation.
It is, therefore, commendable that President Edgar Lungu has demonstrated unwavering boldness and commitment to stand against any pressure to legalise homosexuality.
He has time and again come out strongly against homosexuality, even to potential donors.
When he met the outgoing Swedish Ambassador to Zambia Henrik Cederin and European Union head of delegation Alessandro Mariani yesterday, the President reaffirmed the country’ stance against homosexuality.
President Lungu told the envoys, whose countries are known to support gayism, that Zambia will not impose such on its citizens in exchange for financial assistance from other countries.
President Lungu said there are certain matters that are enjoyed as rights in some parts of the world but these may not be regarded and accepted as such by Zambians.
“Some cultural differences have proved that some of the rights enjoyed in some countries cannot be applied elsewhere such as in Zambia,” he said.
The Head of State is on point. Certain so-called rights are better confined to where they are. Zambia has no quarrel with that. Zambia, however, has the right to determine its own standards.
For Zambia, which is a Christian nation as enshrined in the constitution, embracing homosexuality is an affront to the declaration.
Through the declaration as a Christian nation, Zambia chose to be governed by biblical principles.
The Bible is very clear about homosexuality – it is an abomination and is detestable before the eyes of God.
It is a rebellion against God – God created human beings as male and female, to get married and multiply and raise families.
God gave clear commands to govern human sexuality.
Leviticus 18:22 says, “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”
“If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads” (Leviticus 20:13).
God demonstrated His seriousness to his commands governing human sexuality when He rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah because of their involvement in homosexual activities (Genesis 19:24-25).
Whether proponents of homosexuality are aware or not, such acts attract the wrath of God.
Needless to say, homosexuality is an affront and rebellion against the family unit. It also defies nature and human biology
People who decide to get ‘married’ as homosexuals cannot produce children and therefore resort to adopting.
God created human beings in such a way that their young offspring should be brought up by a mother and a father.
To subject children to same sex parents is cruelty of the highest level as it deprives them of an opportunity to grow up in a normal family.
It also subjects the children to psychological torment and confusion.
Children who grow up in homes of gays are also more likely to become homosexuals because of their ‘parents’.
If all people became gay, where does that leave society?
The wind of gayism is blowing and as a country, Zambia should be on guard to protect future generations.
It is a known fact that proponents of homosexuality are using money to lure young people into this evil.
The Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs also deserves commendation for being alert and banning a South African gay celebrity from coming to Zambia to officiate at some event.
As a country, we need to be watchful because despite homosexuality being illegal, there are some people promoting it secretly. That could explain why a known gay can be invited to officiate at an event.
The proponents are subtly packaging homosexuality as a sexual orientation and right.
In whatever way it is branded, homosexuality is an abomination and has no place in Zambia.

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