Dorcas Rigathi: "No scientific evidence one is born lesbian or homosexual"
The question of the LGBTQ came up during the plenary session after the lecture by Pastor Dorcas on the boy child agenda at the University of Nairobi.
- She was categorical that the Government had pronounced itself on the issue, and in following with the Constitution.
LGBTQ issue featured prominently during the public lecture by the Wife of the Deputy President, Pastor Dorcas Rigathi at the University of Nairobi (UoN) on Thursday.
The question of the LGBTQ came up during the plenary session after the lecture by Pastor Dorcas on the boy child agenda under her office.
She was categorical that the Government had pronounced itself on the issue, and in following with the Constitution.
"First, there is no scientific evidence of someone born with an inclination of being a lesbian or homosexual. This means, it is deliberately by choice."
"We respect the freedoms and rights of that person, as long as it is within the constitution of Kenya and the laws of the country," said Pastor Dorcas.
She affirmed her stand as an individual and church leader, saying the act was an abomination as recorded in the bible.
She asked basic questions about the reproductive process, to the more than 600 students who sat at Taifa Hall, together with lecturers and administration to listen to her.
"What will a man and a man produce? What will they propagate for society, or bring the society of the human race to extinction?" she asked.
She urged society to rethink the LGBTQ issue, and said 'it has no place and is wrong'.
"Let us not just imitate what others are doing," she said.
Pastor Dorcas called on teachers to teach the right values to pupils and students, and not introduce sexuality to them.
"Any sexual relationship should be between two consenting adults. Children should not be introduced to sexuality as we saw on a viral video as teachers watched and laughed."
"With the increase in sodomy, rape, molesting, and now attempts to legalise LGBTQ; it is wrong," said Pastor Dorcas.
The Vice Chancellor, UoN, Kiama Gitahi pledged the support of the university in the achievement of the boy child program in the country.
He said the university was a fertile ground to stir conversation about the boy child, and also engage different stakeholders in advocating for the male gender through papers and other avenues.
In answering those who were saying that a woman should not advocate for men and boys, Pastor Dorcas said she was aware of her gender, but the issues affecting the male were close to her heart.
"Yes, I am not a man, I am a woman and a mother, with a husband and sons. I can feel the cry of the boy child. If I can just rescue one boy child, I will be a happy mother,"said Pastor Dorcas.
The vision for the Office of the Spouse of the Deputy President (OSDP) is 'A Dignified Future for Vulnerable Populations' that include the boy child, orphans, widows and PwDs.
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