Alliance Defending Freedom: It’s days away: The Supreme Court’s marriage decision is expected to come down on June 29.
LifeSiteNews: An editorial in the Botswana Gazette this week, notes that there has been a mass escalation by international NGOs pushing to legalise abortion in answer to the country’s many woes.
AP: In an interview this week with The Associated Press, he called homosexuality “a culture away from our culture.”
David Lindsay writing at The American Conservative / Post Right: “Certain people might consider applying some journalistic or scientific objectivity to the question of where in Africa the condom use relentlessly promoted by Western NGOs and compliant governments has ever arrested, never mind reversed, the rate of HIV infection. There is nowhere. However, such a reversal is under way in Uganda, where the government’s message is the same as the Catholic Church’s: ‘Change Your Behavior.””
Mmegi Online: “Kgosi Letlamoreng II of Barolong will this morning table a motion in Ntlo ya Dikgosi, requesting government to halt registration of churches in Botswana.”
OneNewsNow: “The U.S.-based Home School Legal Defense group fears a U.N. treaty is causing increasing problems for home schoolers in various countries. The latest example involves four families in Botswana who have been ordered to send their children to public school.”
LifeSiteNews: “This week the fate of four homeschooling families will be decided in Botswana, reports the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). The families, adherents to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, have been ordered by a judge to send their children to public school. Despite the judge’s ruling indicating that the children were cared for and that the parents took steps to provide for the education of their children, the court found that they still need to go to public school because Botswana has acceded to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).”
Mmegi Online: “In an interim ruling issued yesterday following an urgent application by both the EFB, as the first applicant and FoG, as the second applicant, Justice David Newman of the High Court ordered Kgafela and his regiments to lay their hands off the Family of God Church and all evangelical and Pentecostal churches in Kgatleng.”
Sunday Standard: “Evangelical Fellowship of Botswana and its affiliate, Family of God, have dragged Bakgatla Paramount Chief Kgafela Kgafela II and his younger brother, Mmusi Kgafela, to court demanding that the church be reinstated in Kgatleng urgently.”
Religion Clause Blog: “The church was accused of disrespecting Kgatla law, and Paramount Chief Kgafela Kgafela II’s regiments whipped two of the church’s pastors. An order was issued banning the church from worshiping in Mochudi. The lawsuit seeks a court order declaring that the Bakgatla paramount chief has no legal authority to expel the churches . . . ”