LILONGWE (Malawi Democrat) -The Malawi Council of Churches (MCC) has condemned the threat by UK Prime Minister David Cameron for saying that countries like Malawi that do not enforce legislation on gay rights will not be given assistance in the form of aid.
MCC chairperson Bishop Dr. Joseph Bvumbwe told reporters in Lilongwe in the company of Â Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) chairperson the Reverend Dr Lazarus Chakwera and Â the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) secretary Father George Buleya that such threat equally violates the rights of poorer countries and are provocative.
He said Malawi Churches will not endorse gayism and all forms of immorality and asked government not to heed to such threat.
“We find the reported British Prime Ministerâ€™s statements unfortunate, unacceptable and provocative,â€ said Bishop Bvumbwe.
â€œ We find them provocative because they are forcing African nations to agree with their [Western] positions on these matters without allowing the African nations to decide for themselves as to what is good to their nations and what is acceptable to their people.
“While the UK may feel they have monopoly over material things, they do not necessarily have the monopoly over all wisdom regarding moral and spiritual matters. Wisdom is always collective and respects other peopleâ€™s views that may be contrary to oneâ€™s own.â€
On his part, Chakwela stated that the Malawi government Â must not adhere to the threat by the UK Prime Minister and must use this opportunity to wean itself from donor countries like Britain.