Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gay Couple Convicted in Malawi

A gay couple in Malawi were found guilty on Tuesday of unnatural acts and gross indecency, the consequence of their holding an engagement ceremony in an insular nation where homosexuality is largely seen as nonexistent or something that must be suppressed.

Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 33, and Steven Monjeza, 26, face up to 14 years in prison. A magistrate said he would sentence the men on Thursday.
Read the rest here.

Is their conduct worthy of condemnation from the pulpit? Yes. Is this the legitimate business of the government? No.

1 comment:

The Anti-Gnostic said...

If the Malawian government has to deal in any way with the financial and social costs of unhygienic sexual practies, then it follows that the Malawian government can rationally demand a say in such matters.