Tuesday, 7 February 2017

'I'm tired of the church using the Bible to be homophobic' - SA radio personality, Somizi Mhlongo

In what can be dubbed as a revealing interview, Somizi Mhlongo has for the first time spoken out about the Grace Bible Church controversy, which hogged headlines two weeks ago. (Read HERE)

Somizi cast the spotlight on homophobia in churches when he stormed out of a service, after a visiting pastor labelled homosexuality "unnatural" and "a sin".

In an interview with Carte Blanche Somizi detailed the events that led up to him blasting the church in a series of videos.

'I was a member of Grace Bible Church for 32 years and on that day when the pastor started saying he has never seen a male dog with another male dog, I deliberately stood up. I told myself, I am standing up for a reason.It's about time that, we cannot be scared to speak out about what hurts us. As a person of influence you cannot stand there and perpetuate hate and I'm tired of the church using the Bible to be homophobic.'
Somizi added that he has no problem with the scripture but has a problem with it being edited.
'Don't edit the scripture say exactly what it states but don't edit it. I'm proud I stood up and created a debate.'

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