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President Hichilema Affirms Zambia’s Stance Against LGBTQ Rights

President Hakainde Hichilema has reaffirmed Zambia’s position against LGBTQ rights, asserting that the country will not embrace such rights due to its identity as a Christian nation.

During the 32nd commemoration of Zambia’s declaration as a Christian nation, President Hichilema emphasized that LGBTQ rights are not in alignment with Christian or African values. He stated that, regardless of international support, the movement is deemed immoral and unacceptable in Zambia.

President Hichilema urged the nation to stand together and resolutely reject LGBTQ rights, emphasizing that this stance aligns with Zambia’s commitment to its Christian identity. Despite potential conflicts, adversity, and differing opinions, he stressed the importance of unity to preserve the country’s heritage.

In addition to the rejection of LGBTQ rights, President Hichilema called for respectful dialogue among citizens. He cautioned against insulting and disrespecting each other, emphasizing that such behavior contradicts Zambia’s declaration as a Christian nation.

Reflecting on the 32 years since Zambia was declared a Christian nation, President Hichilema noted that the country has continued the tradition. However, he cautioned against reinforcing this declaration through hatred and division, urging citizens to work towards unity and understanding.

The president also addressed issues beyond LGBTQ rights, calling on citizens to abide by the laws of the country. He specifically warned against stealing, emphasizing that the law will be enforced.

President Hichilema’s statements have sparked discussions on the balance between religious identity, human rights, and the rule of law in Zambia. As the nation navigates these complexities, the president’s firm stance sets the tone for ongoing debates on social and cultural values.

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