Zambia: Churches, CSOs Disappoint State

Times of Zambia – Government says it is disappointed with some churches that have chosen to form coalitions with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) whose aim is to destroy the cultural fabric of the country.

Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba said it was disappointing to see some churches working with certain organisations to push for the inclusion of alien cultures such as homosexuality in the Constitution in the name of promoting human rights.

Mr Kabimba who is Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general said the Church should not be a ‘sing-along’ partner with some CSOs that were under foreign influence.

“Why are some churches forming alliances with people that are championing causes that threaten both our cultural norms and our Christian values” Mr Kabimba wondered.

Mr Kabimba was speaking yesterday at a fundraising programme for the United Church of Zambia at Saint Bartholomew congregation in Marrapodi Township in Lusaka.

He said the PF Government would guard against any outside influence that attempted to hijack the supreme law of the land while on the other hand ensuring that a people -driven Constitution was enacted.

Mr Kabimba wondered what such churches were trying to achieve by working with organisations that were receiving money to champion gay rights.

Mr Kabimba said the Church should preach unity, peace, morality and the promotion of social and spiritual wellbeing of the people and not creating divisions.

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