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Churches seek parliament intervention on same sex unions

The Federation of Evangelical and Indigenous Christian Churches of Kenya has now come out to oppose the recent Court ruling that okayed association of same-sex relationships on February 24.
At the same time, the association has petitioned the Kenyan Parliament to support any Bill that seeks to bar the registration of this and other organizations that seek to promote LGBTQ Ideologies in Kenya.
"We the Federation of Evangelical and Indigenous Christian churches of Kenya (FEICCK) umbrella body wish to state that we strongly disagree with the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex unions," reads a statement signed by the federation Chairman Samuel Ngacha Njiriri and Secretary General Bishop David Munyiri. 
They said that the ruling undermines and threatens the religious values of Millions of Kenyans on marriage and family as prescribed in Bible and other religious sacred writings. Their response comes days after The Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) church condemned the ruling and urged Kenyans to oppose it.
CITAM presiding bishop Calisto Odede Bishop Odede affirmed that the church will not shy away from condemning such rulings. He added that encouraging such unions breaks the cultural norms of Africa and stands against Christian doctrines.
The Supreme Court of Kenya on Friday, February 24 ruled that the NGO Board’s decision to bar homosexuals from forming recognised groups is discriminatory.
The  court stated that despite homosexuality being illegal in Kenya, members of the LGBTQ still have a right of association
However, the federation stated that the family is the basic unit of society and the foundation of all our cultures. It constitutes the root of every human society.
According to the federation, the ruling undermines marriage and the family as defined in Article 45 of the Kenya Constitution 2010.
They claim that it sets a wrong precedence and creates a framework for promoting deviant and irresponsible sexual behaviour.
 "The people struggling with these sexual deviations are Kenyans who are sick and need help. We as FEICCK love the victims of this sexual deviation but hate the Sin", they added, pointing out that:
"We would want to see them helped in their sexual orientation struggles until they see and appreciate marriage, family and proper sexual behaviour as prescribed in the Bible and other writings that are considered sacred,"  
"We equally appeal to the Executive and the Attorney General to use all the legal options at their disposal to save this country from drifting from the natural order to disorder" the clergymen added. 
The ruling now gives members of the LGBTQ community the power to seek formal recognition by the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board.

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