Rwanda's media watchdog
has ordered a US-owned Christian radio station shut for three months after a "vile" sermon against women, it has said.
The radio station, Amazing Grace FM, broadcast a sermon by local pastor Nicolas Niyibikora
on January 29, in which he called women dangerous, evil and against the plans of God.
The broadcast sparked outrage and prompted separate complaints from the National Women's Association
and the Women's Journalist
Association to the Rwanda
Media Commission, which oversees journalist
"The sermon was denigrating women in the most vile manner," commission chief Edmund Kagire
said in a statement on Monday, demanding the station and preacher
"issue a public apology for the damage they have caused."
The radio station is owned by American evangelist Gregg Schoof, who has been previously warned for airing inflammatory shows. Schoof said he condemned any denigration of women.
has exerted strong control over its media since the 1994 genocide when hate speech on radio stations were used to encourage killings.
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