Kenya has banned a film about two gay lovers branding the movie an ‘affront to culture and identity’ and ‘demeaning of Christianity’.
Authorities on Thursday said the documentary was ‘unacceptable and an affront to the culture and identity of the deeply Christian country which has long criminalised homosexuality.
Directed by a Kenyan filmmaker, ‘I Am Samuel’ depicts a romantic relationship between two men living in Nairobi and has aroused the ire of the country’s censors for promoting ‘same-sex marriage as an acceptable way of life’.
‘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,’ KFCB boss Christopher Wambua said in a statement, declaring it ‘blasphemous’.
‘Any attempt to exhibit, distribute, broadcast or possess the restricted film within the Republic of Kenya shall, therefore, be met with the full force of the law.’
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