Mai Ahmad Fatty, leader of The Gambia Moral Congress, has made his position clear on the ongoing secular debate in the country.

Mr Fatty in a Facebook post on Wednesday said he is against a secular state.

“Yes I am for a non secular state. Religion is a personal affair. Muslims, Christians and other faiths share equal sovereignty. I will never impose my religious views upon any one, and I will always defend freedom to worship. Yet, I believe if it ain’t broken, don’t try to fix it,” said Mr Fatty.

The GMC leader said he was being “honest” in making his position clear on issues of national importance.

“Each of us must be bold enough to articulate where you stand on national issues. Honesty must start with yourself. We cannot continue the politics of deception. “

Mr. Fatty said he was opposed to gay marriage but wouldn’t imposed his views on others.

“I am also strictly against gay marriage. Marriage should be between a man and a woman, period. These are two positions that are non negotiable for me. It is for each Gambian to decide where you stand on these issues.

“I have received too many inquiries as to where I stand on these two matters. My position on them is crystal clear.”

The Gambia is being embroiled in a political stalemate over the new constitutional provisions regarding the republic particularly whether it should be secular or not.

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