KENYA: Catholic Bishops Condemn Ruling Allowing Registration of Gays

NAIROBI MAY 8, 2015(CISA) – The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has expressed concern over the recent High court ruling allowing the registration of an Association Gays and Lesbians.

“This is a deliberate attempt by certain individuals and institutions to push dangerous agendas and ideologies that are unnatural, un-African and un-Christian. It is a threat to the family,” said Archbishop Martin Kivuva of the archdiocese of Mombasa.

The Archbishop was speaking on behalf of the bishops during a press conference held at the end of a bishops’ plenary meeting at St Thomas Aquinas major seminary in Nairobi.

The bishops noted that the Kenyan law outlaws gay sex and sodomy.

“How then does the same law allow gays and homosexuals to register their organisation? Is this not a legal contradiction?” the bishops posed.

“We will not allow our country to be a sowing ground for strange ideologies in pursuit of narrow economic interests,” the bishops said.

The bishops reiterated that the Catholic Church’s stand on this issue is clear; that these unions go against nature and the teachings of the Bible – ‘He created them, male and female, and He blessed them.’ (Genesis 5: 2).

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