Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, the head pastor of the Light House Chapel International church has found himself at the center of a controversy over a sermon he preached against homosexuality in a South African church.
Bishop Heward-Mills was preaching at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto when he touched on the issue of homosexuality, describing it as "unnatural" and "unbiblical".
However, his sermon seemed to have sparked anger with popular South African choreographer and radio personality Somizi Mhlongo, who stormed out of the Grace Bible Church during Bishop Heward-Mills' sermon.
Somizi who is openly gay, then took to his Instagram page to post a video, ranting about the words Bishop Heward-Mills said in the church.
"This is who I am. I am a gay man. Get it into your skull. My soul is all right with my God. I’m disappointed at all the gay men and women who sat there and listened to him offending us and didn’t do anything about it. I walked out and visibly so," Mr Mhlongo said.
His rant sparked a Twitter hashtag #GraceBibleChurch which has seen many South Africans chip in with their own thoughts on the issue.
1. One person took a stand
2. Another made a clarion call.
3. Another shared an opinion that was quite popular in the Twittersphere.
Meanwhile, the Grace Bible Church has distanced itself from the sermon delivered by Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, stating that the views expressed in his sermon were his only, and that the Church believes in people's right to choose.
It should be noted that Gay Marriage is legal in South Africa, and as such Bishop Heward-Mills comments have him now branded as a 'homophobic' pastor.
Bishop Heward-Mills is yet to respond to calls for his comments on the matter.
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