May 31, 2017 by Will Maule

Christian President Of Burundi Orders Couples To Get Married In Attempt To 'Moralize Society'

The Christian President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to "moralise society." As part of this action, he is legally ordering cohabiting couples to get married. He said too many schoolgirls were getting pregnant and men were taking advantage of women by cohabiting with several simultaneously, according to the BBC. 

"We want Burundians to understand that everyone is responsible for his life, we want order in this country," the born-again Chrisitan said. "All this is done within the framework of the patriotic training programme."

"In a world that has lost its moral compass, here’s a president who is trying to make a difference," writes Franklin Graham of the bold move. "Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza is a Christian. The world may scorn and laugh at him, but he knows that God's ways are always in the best interest of individuals, of families, and of nations. Let's pray for him and his efforts to promote morality in Burundi."

"The Bible tell us, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 13:34)"

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