Lovemore Mataire Senior Reporter
Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya has slammed gays and lesbians for upsetting the natural order of nature as ordained by God.
In an interview on Sunday halfway through his All Night Ladies Prayer meeting themed “Fighting anti-marriage spirits”, Prophet Magaya said gays and lesbians were spiritually afflicted individuals in dire need of deliverance.
“I believe that gays and lesbians are spiritually afflicted and just like all evil spirits they need deliverance and we have delivered many of such people in our church,” said Prophet Magaya.
He said the problem of gays and lesbians was not so rampant in Zimbabwe compared to other African countries like South Africa mainly because of President Mugabe’s steadfast stance against the practice.
He said his ministry was not discriminatory and encouraged those afflicted with the spirit of homosexuality to seek deliverance.
“I am sure you have noticed that one of our focus as a church is to deliver prostitutes and we have helped hundreds of them that we have provided with funding to start income-generating projects,” Prophet Magaya said.
On beauty contests, Prophet Magaya said the competitions have become a national culture.
He said as a church they were not against such contests, but were concerned with some of the vices associated with the competitions.
Thousands of women attended the Ladies All-Night Prayer meeting with some coming from as far as Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Malawi.
“We decided to have a Ladies All-Night Prayer to fight anti-marriage spirits because we are aware of increases in divorce cases not just in Zimbabwe but the whole world,” said Prophet Magaya.