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This SUCKS, Malawi!

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In a country where Madonna has so much influence, you wouldn't think this would happen.

A gay couple in Malawi was sentenced this morning to 14 years in prison on the charge of "unnatural acts and gross indecency."

In other words, just because they are gay.

The judge passed the archaic verdict on Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, who have already been jailed since their arrest on Dec. 27, the day after they celebrated their highly publicized engagement.

Gay rights activists in Malawi feared that this ruling would be inevitable because of the countries extreme traditional views. Some say that their release would have been just as terrifying as their imprisonment, as there are many extremist Malawians who would have done them terrible harm.

Shameful. Completely and utterly shameful.

Our thoughts go out to Steven and Tiwonge and hope they stay strong despite this unfair and cruel verdict they have been handed.

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115 comments to “This SUCKS, Malawi!”

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  1. 1

    I wonder if those people think that they are so perfect that they have to tell others how to live their lives?

  2. 2

    Right back at ya Perez! You're doggone right that it sucks which is exactly they threw their gay assess into jail. Here in the God's great country of America we're going after Mexicans, then phags like you, then colored people, the democraps. We're not going after downie people though because we can use them to further our cause. GOD BLESS THE REPUBLICAN STATE OF AMERICA!

  3. 3

    ok, so you don't want the US to inflict there traditions on countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan cuz you don't agree with the wars buuuutttt you would like countries to be like the US when it comes to something you agree with like gay rights. You liberals are such hypocrites!!!

  4. 4

    black ppl are so fucked up. can't we just bomb the entire continent of africa??

  5. 5

    This breaks my heart….

  6. 6

    that is africa, a backwards continent. what did u expect?

  7. 7

    how does this surprise you, Perez? Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world where human rights barely registers.

  8. 8

    "In a country where Madonna has so much influence, you wouldn't think this would happen" - how can anyone take you seriously mario, with comments like that………….

  9. 9

    You fucking red neck republicans can kiss my fucking ass. Where in the FUCK were you when Bush ran this country into the ground?! Now all I hear is Obama this and Obama that. SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY. A BLACK MAN WON AND HE IS NOW YOUR PRESIDENT. You stupid bible thumpers would still believe the world is flat and only 2,000 years old with your OUTDATED religious views. The bible is a joke written by MAN and you are NOTHING but brainwashed pawns.

  10. 10

    After reading some of the comments you people leave, I am embarrassed that I actually come to this website and hang out with such unclassy people that say such stupid shit. You all need to grow your asses up. I think I'll go find another website with people that have more class.

  11. 11

    Perez, just because your precious Madonna was there, doesn't mean the country is going to change its laws! These things take time.

  12. ass says – reply to this


    "In a country where Madonna has so much influence, you wouldn't think this would happen."
    Yeah, because adopting kids allows you to change the laws and views of an entire Country. You're such a fucking idiot Perez.

  13. 13


  14. 14

    I'm confused. "unnatural acts and gross indecency." "Gross indecency" is an opinion so they should be freed. "Unnatural acts"…well…DUUHHHHH… Imagine if the whole world became homosexual. Boys with boys and girls with girls. Fine. Everyone's happy…HOWEVER…the human species is also extinct in two generations. Last I checked a boy couldn't get a boy pregnant. Anyone ever thought about that???

  15. 15

    For those who know about such things, this conviction/sentence should come as no surprise. Here's a quote from an article about the couple:

    "The government, backed by Malawi church leaders, says it is clear the two men broke the law. Religious officials say homosexuality is 'sinful' and the West should not be allowed to use its financial power to force Malawi to accept homosexuality. Malawi relies on donors for 40 percent of its development budget."

    This is what happens when you mix religion and government. Endlessly.

  16. 16

    damn perez, why cant this happen to you? lol

  17. buck says – reply to this


    Re: juwannaman – pick up a history book please…

  18. 18

    I'm moving to Africa!

  19. 19


  20. 20

    This is terrible. It is wrong to do this just b/c they are gay.

  21. 21

    Re: Duh Truth Hurtz – uh, you know, it is possible for gays and lesbians to pro-create.

  22. 22

    madonna has many influence in malawi like in almost all the countries in the world but unfortunaly she cant change the rulez of a country.

  23. 23

    Hey P…while it may be morally wrong, it was still against the law in the country they are in….they knew that…they made the choice…they pay the consequences.

  24. 24

    Out of everything that happens there THIS is what shocks you?

  25. 25

    Re: President Sarah – Are you mentally ill?

  26. 26

    I think we should ship Perez there

  27. 27

    Madonna has zero political influence in Malawi, moron.

  28. 28

    countries like malawi are very backwards. they are very uneducated and extremely superstitious. i really doubt that enlightenment will come to these dark places anytime soon. so sad

  29. 29

    I completely understand that it's unfair, but their law is their law, and these men did something that in their country is illegal. In Dubai it is completely illegal to show affection in public, therefore should I decide to go to Dubai, I'd avoid doing such a thing, because you have to respect the law. I'm sure both men knew it was illegal and instead of breaking the law to an extreme and fussing over the inevitable consequences they should have made a stronger stand, by leaving the country, and let people know their story.
    They weren't tactical and there for will suffer…

  30. 30

    Dumber and dumber!
    Madonna has no influence whatsoever anywhere!

  31. 31

    Re: President Sarah – good, you stupid amerikan! why you attack your own kind, we muslims will take over the country and subjugate you! ingnorant amerikans we have already infiltrated the white house and the most coveted miss amerika! allah akbar! oh and ah death to amerika to you too.

  32. 32

    Re: Duh Truth Hurtz – the world is over populated anyway ! would it kill you to let people be happy!

  33. buck says – reply to this


    Re: LiseConfessions – No, he's just a liberal trying to pose as a republican to try to stir up a bunch of garbage…typical liberal tool.

  34. 34

    Re: xoxog0ssipgurl – yes, we can bomb them with education thats what the whole needs!! oh and manners too.

  35. 35

    if u actually believe that madonna has influence in Malawi, you are are a bigger idiot than i could even imagine

  36. 36

    Re: ::shrug:: – You are exactly right.

  37. 37

    Re: HellscreamGold – perhaps you'd like to join the 21st century ? hmmmm

  38. 38

    And sadly this is what fundie Christians would do to our country if they were in charge. People are so foul and judgmental over something that doesn't involve or impact them in any way.

  39. 39

    Re: President Sarah – fuck you, you ignorent arrogant bitch. I hope your God does not bless you with gay children, what a standard you set.

  40. 40

    Re: Duh Truth Hurtz – Have you ever thought that maybe nature made it that way to reduce the human population on Earth? Imagine if everyone was straight we would have gone over the limit of earth's capacity a long time ago. Google gay animals and you will see that some animals are gay. Did they choose to be that way? Since they act on instinct and have no capacity to think, like us humans, that's not possible. Did you CHOOSE to be STRAIGHT? So why do you ASSUME that we can CHOOSE TO BE GAY?! It's sad that you will never understand.

  41. 41

    Re: xoxog0ssipgurl – whoa, miss KKK calm down there.

  42. 42

    Re: kljjkjk – uh yeah, not NATURALLY. of course.

    @Re: punchie00 – : agreed

  43. 43

    Bwa ha ha!


  44. buck says – reply to this


    Re: juwannaman – actually animals will stick it anywhere and are incapable of loving relationships

  45. 45

    haaa haaa haaa! damm boy how much Chrystal meth do you take? your postings are becoming increasingly stupid, "in a country where Madonna has so much influence" are you kidding me??? you don't really believe that do you ? are u that stupid and / or naive? yes this story is tragic and a shame and has nothing to do with some children purchasing white bitch with deep pockets

  46. 46

    Re: flora_tink – it is possible for gays and lesbians to pro-crate NATURALLY. especially if the human population depended on it!

  47. 47

    Re: Kitten_Cat – I completely agree.

  48. 48

    Re: juwannaman
    Hey, if half-black Obama were to "wake up" and suddenly become a terrorist-fighting, defense-building, budget-slashing, tax-cutting, government-shrinking, border-defending conservative, we'd all become his biggest fans — and his chances of getting re-elected would improve dramatically.
    But back to reality…
    Once an all-white or half-black or all-black with slave blood America-hating Marxist, always an America-hating Marxist.
    Get a new excuse for "he's a black man so we don't like him" crapola.

  49. 49

    Re: President Sarah – People like you are the reason this country is failing. People like you need to be taken out back and shot.

  50. 50

    Anyone who supports human rights should not give another dime to Madonna's charity for this disgusting third world country !

  51. 51

    Re: xoxog0ssipgurl – holy racist bullshit. Love to see you say that to a black person in real life, instead of hiding behind your computer spewing hate.

  52. 52

    Re: MadonnaLive – Yeah I'm sure people who live in Malawi listen to Madonna's music and watch her movies.. SMH Moron !

  53. Faux says – reply to this


    WHERE MADONNA HAS SO MUCH INFLUENCE? HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAH Get a fucking clue on how the world works. Most people don't give a shit about Madonna

  54. 54

    As disgusting as this is, Malawi ain't America. They have their rules and people have to be careful. I am not saying they deserved this no one ever should go through the pain and punishment of their own rights but again it isn't America.

  55. 55

    Run, Porky, run like the wind! Pack your bags, grab your favorite little boy, and get down there and demand they change their laws about homosexuality. You are so important and have so much influence in the world they'll have no choice but to release the butt buddies. And make sure they can hear you talk, hell, bring all the videos you made, especially the crybaby one. It will be my honor to pay for the airfare and a months supply of K-Y jelly.

  56. 56

    Re: President Sarah – President Sarah, you made my day!
    Legalizing pot as a state's right ..oh goody.
    Legalizing gay-marriage as a state’s right….bigger goody.
    Legalizing citizen’s right to be safe and alive in their own home as a state’s right ….racist fascist nazi hate.
    No more "reach across the aisle John McCain types". We're purging our Republican party as we speak to retake the WH, the House and the Senate.
    REMINDER: Buy more ammo.

  57. 57

    this is so embarassing-usually im proud of my ppl but not today

  58. 58

    Re: President Sarah – wat r u smoking? it must be strong

  59. 59

    Africa is the most fucked-up place on the planet.

  60. 60

    Re: Soulsoulshock – umm america doesnt allow gay marriage but south africa does-so who's backwards?? its not about th continent bt th individual government.nd it has nothng to do with being backward as opposed to standing by ur faith and beliefs no matter hw misguided they may seem to others. unlike america's pseudo-christianity, african nations take their faith very seriously so if the bible says being gay is an abomination in the eyes of the Lord, thats wat they will see it as-and wat nation doesnt want their country free from abominations?

  61. 61

    Re: luvstotango – awesome. simply awesome:)

  62. 62

    Re: President Sarah – You probably get it in the butt daily ! Cumm guzzling gutter slut ! Sine you brought God into this, have a blessid ass day kunt !

  63. 63

    Re: mofolena – plz dnt pretend to b familiar with things you have no knowledge of. while a large portion of the population of the country may be uneducated the people who make and enforce the laws are not-they are certainly more educated than many western politicians. its not a matter of education as much as it is a matter of opinions and beliefsand if malawians are superstitious then so are americans coz malawi is a christian nation

  64. 64

    Re: VoopyVoop – Mostly because it's run by dumb, ignorant people who don't want to change or better themselves. They want to sit in their huts all day and fuck, have tons of kids and spread AIDS.

  65. 65

    Re: mahara – Yeah Africans are such forward thinkers and they do take their "faith" so seriously… I just saw a repot about WITCH DOCTORS in Tanzania ordering the mass killings of ALBINO CHILDREN ! They BELIEVE that Albinos are not human, but a ghost like creature. Also, in other African countries men RAPE LITTLE VIRGIN GILRS because they BELIEVE that it will rid them of AIDS. You AFRICANS are so intelligent ! !!! Most Africans are either into black magic, witch doctors, or crazy scumbag Muslims !!!

  66. 66

    Ok that is horrible…but to say Madonna has "so much influence". Seriously. It's an African Fucking Nation and she's just - hold your breathe now- a friggin popstar. That's it.

  67. 67

    Re: President Sarah – Here's a campaign theme song, sung to the tune of John Lennon's, "Imagine" by BeatleJeff.
    Imagine there's no welfare
    I wonder if you dare
    Greek-style riots erupting
    Politicians in despair
    Imagine all the taxpayers
    Unburdened from the load
    You may say I'm a dreamer …

  68. 68

    Get a clue people it is their law and will to impose it - " on the charge of "unnatural acts and gross indecency." because of the countries extreme traditional views…..traditional views…that says it all, if the butt humpers and pole suckers want to do this they can go to Mario's house, he will promise to keep it on the down low….won't you Mario

  69. 69

    Re: juwannaman – My God (oh that may offend you) you have to fully realize how much of a loser you are….don't you…..shit the L is not big enough for you….what a waste of flesh

  70. 70

    Re: Gary78 – Re: mahara – Reading your posts one would assume you leave in a country without social ills…..Get over yourself, America is just as fucked up. Shouting other peoples 'problems' would not make yours vanish. You leave in a country where grown man video tape themselves molesting 9months old babies and uploading the sick footage on the internet for everyone to see. Or is it your culture you inbreed

  71. 71

    Sorry Mahara….my comment is meant for that dick head Gary78. Sorry again.

  72. 72

    I thought this was a celebrity gossip website and not a website about everything that has to do with every single negative thing someone says about gays and how much you think they suck

  73. 73

    Laws are laws and people in that country need to follow them or go to jail. Pretty simple. I personally think the country should focus on ending poverty and let people who love each other alone regardless of their sex, but when it is against the law don't be surprised when u get arrested.

  74. 74

    long time in jail just for a sore bum

  75. 75


  76. 76

    Putting them in jail is just going to exacerbate the situation.

  77. 77

    madonna isnt the prime minister of malawi, you know….

  78. 78

    Re: chaot1c – Back at'cha, dahling!

  79. 79

    I'm straight as a god damn arrow.
    love is love.
    leave people be.
    the world needs more peace, compassion and LOVE.
    Who cares if someone is gay?? MOVE ON, mind your own business, and leave people be!!

  80. 80

    Re: mahara – hey plz don't pretend you know me. you do not and i wasn't slamming malawi, but hey lets go there. i would like you to tell me the literacy rate in your very backwards country is? since you know so much let me tell you. 62.7% barely half the people can read!!! i highly doubt that a malawi politician has more education than an american politician, thats for sure. Malawi is among the world's least developed and most densely populated countries, this of course is due to the high intellectuals who run the place. you, yourself said you were ashamed. how can you even compare malawi to america in terms of superstitions, we don't believe in sangomas. we have real doctors here. they are educated men of science, not something your grandfather and his goats handed down to his kids that were lucky enough not to die in childhood.

  81. 81

    Re: mahara – i'd be ashamed if i was you too.

  82. 82

    God there are so many racist on this website.. Its so sad that racism bleeds into everything in this country.. Its tragic we can't even just enjoy a gossip site sans drama and race hating.. Maybe it's really good that this country is changing demographically.

  83. 83

    When u visit another country shouldnt u at least know something about it….This is bullshit for sure, but why the fuck would even want to go to this piece of shit place?

  84. 84

    Right, just like Madonna helped end the Cold War in the 80s, brought down the Berlin Wall, and helped end apartheid, I'm sure she can use her "influence" to change archaic Malawi laws on homosexuality, because, you know, she changed the world..
    I love Madonna fans. They're so funny!

  85. 85

    Maybe Madonna can buy the jail and set them free, all the while singing a horrible dance cover version of that Sting song "Free free, set them free!"

  86. 86

    Re: GreatGooglyMoogly – Aw, the "great concern troll' is so above racism. You people invented it. You people keep the hate between the classes every single day, faning the flames is what good little Marxists do….black and brown against whites, rich versus poor, educated from Harvard and the rest of the rif raf.
    To everybody that voted for Obama, he has destroyed the chances for having another black president for a long, long time.
    "Eloquent" until you take away the teleprompter. He demands TOTUS for a 10-minute introduction. All you ended up with is a lazy, skinny, little punk, illiterate street hustler, with an 8th grade education and a few $25 words from Chicago, that can’t even throw a ball like a man.
    He has so much to be ashamed of.

  87. 87

    different country, different culture/morals/beliefs. Get over it.

  88. 88

    I usually do not bother writing just enjoying reading comments. But the whole reason why this country malawi has such "ancient" laws is because a group of rednecks actually visited the country and influenced the policy makers into the law.
    So we Americans created this disaster. Unbelievable. I am for equal rights for everyone and I am a heterosexual. Which means I like girls.

  89. 89

    "n a country where Madonna has so much influence," Oh sweetie - I feel so sorry for you. LMFAO…..

  90. 90

    Re: Gary78 – ppl always manage to take th activities of a minority and impose them on th rest of the population.its like when ppl say all americans r fundamentally stupid and ignorant but that not true is it?? or is it?

  91. 91

    Re: kitty10 – well said

  92. 92

    Re: mofolena – we have doctors too you idiot.and yes an african politician can very well be more educated than a politician from a country that actually let george bush be president fr 8 yrs. and like i sed-while a large portion of the population is uneducated, the lawmakers are not and if you could pick up a history book you wud knw that countries like america managed to get so well developed off th exploitation of countries like malawi. yes i am ashamed but only becoz of th gay issue and americans, even though they come from such an awesome country also have lots of things to be ashamed of, not least of which is their ignorance and stupidity.at least ppl in malawi hav poor access to educational facilities-wats ur excuse??

  93. 93

    Thanks for the post Perez…..how can we start a revolution???

  94. 94

    Re: mahara – Smart enough not to live in Africa mutha fucka !

  95. 95

    Re: mahara – With all the corruption and killings going on in African countries RIGHT NOW, maybe you should focus your enegy and attention on your OWN COUNTRY/CONTINENT ! P.S. The food from the U.N. will be air dropped next to the Shaman's hut next to the banana tree next Tuesday. Be there to get your cheese and bag of rice !

  96. 96

    Re: mahara – But since you are so educated and developed you wouldn't need the help from the U.N. or the U.S., right?? I love how people talk shit on the U.S., but then when times are tought they BEG the big, bad, mean, horrible Americans for help. HYPOCRITES !

  97. 97

    Re: Gary78 – ahahaha :D

  98. 98

    Re: Gary78 – What a SAD loser you are? Your narrow- mindedness is baffling, how did u grow up to be such a lost cause? PS; Stop playing into the dumb america stereotype, its not cute…FYI No country is 'BEGGING' anything from america, the country just invade into other people territories, someone must have lied to u about being 'important' now we are left with a monkey on our back. Wake up dipshit!!!!

  99. 99

    I don't think your obsession with celebrity and your delusion concerning the "power" that comes with being "famous" has ever been more obvious. Why the fuck would Madonna have ANY political influence in Malawi whatsoever? Because she's a superfamous popstar and bought a baby there? What the fuck?!

    Newsflash, Perez; being a celebrity doesn't make you a god or able to change laws, or even BETTER than anyone else. It just makes you a celebrity.

  100. 100

    Maybe Pig Face Records should put on a benefit in Malawi. With its stable of international superstars, I'm sure the Malawi government will crumble under the scorching publicity. Or you could sit on fat ass, spew righteous indignation and then move on to a picture of another celebrity peen obsession.

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