Rachel Ruto, Kenya’s first lady, has declared national prayers against homosexuality in the country.
According to Ruto, the practice endangers the family institution.
“We want to strengthen the family institution where we have a father, a mother and children. LGBTQ is forbidden even in the Bible and the African culture. Let us hold on to family values,” she said on Sunday during a church service in Meru county.
Previously, the First Lady established a Faith Diplomacy Office, which she claims will disseminate a praying culture across the country.
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She stated that the Faith Diplomacy Office will distribute prayers throughout the country and that a scheme has been developed “to ensure family values are safeguarded.”
“I would like us to pray on matters of family. The family has become an institution that has been very much attacked…” local media quoted the first lady in a report.
She asked Kenyans to pay more attention to family issues, citing the LGBTQ debate as a danger to the family system.
The discussion over LGBT rights and acceptance has been raging in the country for quite some time, with both supporters and opponents expressing their views.