Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) disagree with Archbishop Alick Banda.
By Eagle Reporter
Secretary General of the Zambia Conference of the Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) Fr. Francis Mukosa has distanced the Catholic Church from the confrontational stance taken by one of its Bishops Alick Banda of Lusaka Archdiocese.
In a meeting between the ZCCB and Vice President Mutale Nalumango, Fr Mukosa said that Homosexuality was unacceptable but Homosexuals must not be be criminalised.
“Although the Church does not accept homosexual tendencies, homosexuals are not criminals and they must therefore not be criminalised. They are still human beings even though we do not accept their tendencies”.
This is in sharp contrast with the narratives of Archbishop Alick Banda who has called on homosexuals to be rounded up and arrested. He blames the tendency on the current government and particularly President Hakainde Hichilema who he accuses of abetting the vice.
Most Catholics have disapproved the confrontational stance adopted by Archbishop Banda and accuse him of personalising the issue using a Catholic platform to champion his personal dislike for President Hichilema.