Church condemns Supreme Court ruling on gays, lesbians' right of association

 Church condemns Supreme Court ruling on gays, lesbians' right of association

Clerics from Redeemed Church respond to Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights of association.

Clerics from Redeemed Gospel Church of Kenya have vehemently condemned the ruling by the Supreme Court of Kenya on freedom of association by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) persons. 

The Supreme Court of Kenya made a landmark ruling in a 2013 case, where the National Gay and Lesbians Human Rights Commission sought to have the Non-Governmental Organisation Co-ordination Board reserve a name for the advancement of their rights.

In its February 2023 ruling, the Apex Court said a decision by the lower courts to deny the members of the gay community in Kenya their right to register as an Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) was discriminatory.

Led by Archbishop Arthur Kitonga, the leaders have strongly condemned the ruling, saying that the groups should not even be allowed in Kenya, a nation that strongly upholds Christian doctrines. 

Ķitonga said that allowing such can bring curses to the country, since it amounts to breaking the laws of God. 

On his part, Reverend Joseph Ngutu of the Redeemed Gospel Church Tala said that the courts should ensure rulings go hand in hand with biblical teachings.

Kitonga added that he will organise for a meeting with all Church leaders, to come up with a uniform voice on the same, urging leaders not to remain silent on the same.

Rev Joshua Katua of Redeemed gospel Church Umoja said that parents should intervene on the same and fight the ruling as it will ruin children, more so the family pillar.

The leaders spoke in Kaloleni village, Machakos County, during the funeral of late Esther Mukeli Nyithya, the mother to Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, the CEO to Music Copyright Society of Kenya.


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