Nairobi, 27 March, 2023 / 9:45 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian Professionals in Kenya have vowed to reinstate the “culture of life and family” in the East African nation following Kenya's Supreme Court ruling that gave Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) persons the right to form associations.
In a March 25 statement, members of the Kenya Christians Professional Forum (KCPF) say the February 24 court decision paved the way for homosexual behaviors, which they add are “so destructive of the individual, families, communities, and the nation”.
“Alongside all profilers in Kenya, we will not grow weary, we will not rest until we restore a culture of life and family in Kenya for ourselves and our posterity,” they say.
They explain that while the Supreme Court did not overturn Kenya’s anti-sodomy laws, the ruling, which followed a ten-year legal battle challenging the head of the NGO board for his refusal to permit the registration of an association under a name containing the words gay or lesbian “signaled that gays and lesbians can now engage untrammeled by legal restrictions to unravel our various guardrails against the promotion of homosexuality.”
KCPF members further say that Kenya’s Supreme Court ruling “opens the way to the gradual dismantling of our legal, moral, and cultural prohibitions against homosexual behavior, which is so destructive of the individual, families, communities, and the nation.”