GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Monday, January 04, 2010

A gay sex test in Malawi....

You know, I didn't make up this story...
The first gay couple to marry in Malawi face a humiliating medical examination aimed at proving they have had sexual relations, it emerged today.

Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza could be sentenced to 14 years in prison if found guilty of "unnatural practices between males".

Gay rights campaigners reacted angrily to the men's treatment and warned that a renewed trend of homophobia was sweeping Africa.

Chimbalanga, 20, and 26-year-old Monjeza made history when they committed to marriage at a symbolic ceremony last weekend – the first same-sex couple to do so in the southern African state, in which homosexual acts are illegal.

Two days later, they were arrested at their home. Chimbalanga, wearing a women's blouse, and Monjeza appeared in court in the city of Blantyre to answer three charges of unnatural practices between males and gross indecency.

The court was reportedly packed, with some spectators offering support and congratulations while others yelled insults.

The state prosecutor argued that the men had been living together as a married couple since August, and applied for them to be sent to hospital to prove they have had sex together.

The couple deny consummating their relationship, their lawyer, Noel Supedi, said.

"Up to the time of their arrests, there is no evidence they have had sexual intercourse," Supedi told reporters.

"Unless they give their consent to the medical examination, we will protest. According to the constitution, only when someone gives their consent can they be subject to experimentation – and this is tantamount to experimentation."

He added: "It's difficult to say what the couple think about it, but my own assessment is they should not undergo a medical examination because it would be a humiliating invasion of their privacy.

"It would only be serving the interests of the state. It would infringe their rights."

The men have denied all the charges against them, but remain in custody pending an application for bail on Monday.

Supedi said he had not yet had opportunity to ask them why they had chosen to make such a public stand.

"I think maybe they regret it," he added. "Chimbalanga was happy and normal in court, but Monjeza seemed very worried and was crying. Perhaps he did not know it would go this way."

As he was sent back to prison, Monjeza hinted to reporters at the court that he might consider calling off the marriage.

"I am sad I am going back to Chichiri prison," he said. "The conditions are terrible there. People are exaggerating this thing. I may just as well dissolve this marriage."

Chimbalanga refused to speak to journalists, other than to accuse them of writing "stupid" things.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life is a test, and the Gods evaluate people based on their performance.
The Gods test people with the temptation for which they are most weak::::
Homosexuals desire sodomy, alcoholics crave a drink, junkies jones for dope, etc.
Addiction theory is a lie; it is Artificial Intelligence creating the desire, punishment for inappropriate behavior. Ironically, it compells people deeper into the behavior, minimizing hope for recovery.
The Gods chose Christianity for Europeans because it is the temptation to which they are most suseptable:::Entitlement. Something for nothing. A free ride. And the United States/Western civilization with accompanying wealth contributes to this perception.
Next time you think of Muslims recognize these people are vastly superior to Christians. Whereas many throughout the Christian world no longer attend church and have fallen into Godlessness, the Muslim world worships the Gods for OVER AN HOUR EACH AND EVERY DAY.

12:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Homosexuals desire sodomy"

That is a generalization and it's wrong...homosexuality and sodomy are not mutual. It may be that lots of gays do that [men but screw women too] but to say it's part of being gay is wrong. In Leviticus it says that sodomy is an abomination to God - it doesn't mean homosexuality is...

1:59 AM  
Blogger Al said...

1 in 5 children die in Malawi before the age of 6 of malnutrition. Up t 25% of the population is hiv positive. The average wage is just 90mk (59 us cents) and thats the for the few who are lucky enough to have jobs.
I'm not going to tell you that what your campaigning against isn't justified but get your priorities right. I've lived in Malawi for the last 2 years and the poverty I have witnessed there is beyond comprehension. Before condoning Malawi for their laws, help them with their problems. re-direct some of your energy into feeding, clothing and supplying basic health care in this country and then, and only then, may you have any right in telling them how to behave.

1:15 PM  

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