BT Synod Reaffirms Stand Against Homosexuality 

Graduating prisoners and synod officials Graduating prisoners and synod officials - pic by Reverend Maulidi

Deputy General Secretary for CCAP Blantyre Synod, Reverend Baxton Maulidi, has reaffirmed the church's stance of preaching against homosexuality in the country. 

Reverend Maulidi says according to Christian values, the institution of marriage remains between a man and a woman not otherwise; hence, condemning the practice which he alleges is also common in the country's reformatory centers. 
 
The cleric said this on Thursday at St Columba CCAP in Blantyre during a graduation ceremony of 22 prisoners from Blantyre prison who have completed a certificate course in theology.
 
Maulidi has then advised the prisoners in the country to desist from the same-sex unions and relationships. 
 
"As a church, we are not in favor of that and we condemn that practice in strongest terms. So we are trying to encourage them to desist from that practice. We feel we have to follow the teachings of the Bible and that's our final authority," Rev. Maulidi reaffirmed. 
 
Meanwhile, the CCAP Blantyre Synod has committed to introducing basic theology courses at Makande prison and Bvumbwe Young Offenders Rehabilitation Centre in Thyolo.
 
Southern region prison chaplain, Reverend Blessings Mkwate, has disclosed that the certificate in theology courses will be conducted through the Theological Education by Extension in Malawi (TEEM). 
 
The issue of same-sex marriages remains sticky and the government ordered a moratorium in 2016.
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