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Fri Sep 24, 2021, 10:11 AM


Kenya bans film for 'advocating same-sex marriage' ()

Kenya bans film for 'advocating same-sex marriage' (AFP via Deutsche Welle)

Authorities in Kenya have pulled the plug on a film depicting romantic love between men. "I Am Samuel" is being called an affront to the country's constitution.

Kenya's Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned a documentary about two gay lovers.

The film, I Am Samuel, is a movie about the romantic relationship between two men who live in Nairobi.

What did the film regulator say?

In a statement on Twitter, the board's head, Christopher Wambua said the documentary "propagates values that are in dissonance with our constitution, culture, values and norms."

In his review of the film Wambua said: "By deliberately advocating same-sex marriage in Kenya, the film blatantly violates Article 165 of the Penal Code that outlaws homosexuality."

Wambua also said the film was an affront to the country's religious values.

"Worse still, the production is demeaning of Christianity as two gay men in the film purport to conduct a religious marriage invoking the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit," he said.

... Homosexual relations are against the law in the conservative, largely Christian state. ...

Especially notice two things about this story:

1) It is a Kenyan film production, not an import.
2) Heavy on the religion.

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