After being sentenced to 14 years in hell and placed into separate prisons, the Malawi couple of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza have been pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika. But the Malawi government still finds them disgusting, just so you know.
You can thank the international pressure from human rights groups for their release. But while pardoning them and asking for their unconditional release, Mutharika made sure to add, “These boys committed a crime against our culture, our religion and our laws.” Malawi culture still considers their engagement ceremony an unnatural act of gross indecency and just because they’re released doesn’t mean that other Malawi LGBTs won’t ever face a similar fate.
Even though Chimbalanga identifies as a woman, Malawi’s religious leaders equate same-sex relationships with Satanism and during their trial the judge kept Chimbalanga and Monjeza imprisoned because he feared for their own safety.
Considering the myriad pictures of Malawians jeering the couple as they went to jail, the courtroom observers laughing as Monjeza threw up in court, and the haters screaming that the couple deserved much worse after than 14 years hard labor, it makes you wonder just how safe these Satanic queers are gonna be on the outside.
They may still love their country. They should get out of it while they can.