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Church Defends Gay Rights

UN Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN), April 11, 2001

NAIROBIThe Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) has defended the rights of gays and lesbians while maintaining that the anti-homosexual position of the Bible be followed, the ‘Namibian reported on Wednesday. This comes in the wake of several attacks by President Sam Nujoma on gays and lesbians in which he labeled them as ungodly.

In a press statement, the 50 church leaders "rejected any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation". The statement, issued at the end of the church group’s annual general meeting, said: "The AGM also stressed that every human being deserves the same protection, human rights and equality as provided for by the scriptures and the Namibian constitution."

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