The CITAM presiding bishop Calisto Odede has questioned the Supreme Court ruling on the registration of the LGBTQ in Kenya.
According to the bishop, the ruling will open doors for other illegal practitioners such as paedophiles and incestuous persons and even criminal gangs to demand freedom of association. “This rather contradictory ruling has left many of us wondering whether other illegal practitioners like paedophiles and those involved in incest also have right of association and if not, how different they are from homosexuals.” posed the bishop in his statement.
According to Bishop Odede, the church views homosexual behaviour as sin because it is contrary to “God’s created order for the family and human relationships.” He affirmed that the church will not cower from condemning such rulings, arguing that encouraging homosexual behaviour wrecks the cultural norms of Africa and stands against Christian doctrines.
Oded called on Kenyans “of moral integrity” to reject the supreme court ruling claiming it will erode the societal norms in the nation. “We call upon Christians and Kenyans of goodwill to stand out in opposition to this ruling and express their disagreement openly.”