The Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) has urged Malawi Government not decriminalise same sex marriages.
The synod has also reiterated its stand for government to abolish the quota system of selecting students into public universities.
The synodâ€™s leadership met last week in the northern Malawi district of Karonga where, among other things, it also hailed government on the economic direction the country has undertaken.
In an interview on Thursday, the synodâ€™s general secretary the Reverend Levi Nyondo confirmed discussing the three issues.
Said Nyondo: â€œWe have to commend where things go right, but also raise concern when they go wrong. Government has done well on economic side because some commodities that were unavailable in the past are [available].â€
But Nyondo said the synod is against continued implementation of the quota system, describing it as discriminatory.
Said the cleric: â€œIt seems we are all Malawians on paper, but practically we are not. These days, there are intermarriages where one parent is from Machinga and another from Karonga. How do you allocate a district [of origin] to a child?â€
On homosexuality, Nyondo said it is against Godâ€™s creation. He cited Genesis 1: 27-28; Mark 10: 6-9, Leviticus 18: 22 and 1 Kings 14-24.
He observed that there have been concerns as to why the clergy are interested in same sex marriages, but not fighting to criminalise adultery which is also a sin. Nyondo said much as adultery and prostitution are sins, homosexuality is done against Godâ€™s nature.
There was no immediate comment from government spokesperson Moses Kunkuyu who is reportedly on duty in Mauritius.