America is hardly the only country in the world where Christian reactionaries demand that the country be officially dedicated to their religion and to punishing gay people to the fullest extent possible. Zambia has the same problem. And wait till you see the name of the group pushing for it:
Christians in Zambia have declared they will march Thursday in the capital city to pressure the government to clearly state that homosexuality is not tolerated in the country and should not be protected by the new Zambian constitution, according to local reports.
The march, organized by Christian NGO Zambia Rainbow Coalition, will reportedly take place in Lusaka. Zambia Rainbow Coalition has also called for including a clause in the constitution that would explicitly define marriage as a union between a man and a women, which would presumably exclude the possibility of introducing same-sex marriage at any time, reported Zambia Watchdog.
Zambia is a mostly Christian nation, with the Christian community being very vocal in opposing gay rights or even tolerating homosexuality.
“This [homosexuality] is a new concept to our culture which Zambians will not entertain as in Zambia we do not even have local terminology for homosexuality,” Rainbow Coalition director of programs Malekano Mwanza told Zambia Watchdog.
NGO in this case doesn’t stand for non-governmental organization; it stands for nutcases guaranteeing oppression.