Church backlashes on homophobic pastor, welcomes GAYS to church

Church backlashes on homophobic pastor, welcomes GAYS to church

- A bishop in South Africa made a blasting sermon against gays on his Sunday sermon

- His words have created a furious backlash, which made the church distance itself from the bishop

- A famous South African personality, who is gay, talked about this issue in a viral video

A church from Soweto, in South Africa, has been at the center of a social media storm, after a bishop pronounced on Sunday a heated sermon against homosexuals.

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Church backlashes on homophobic pastor, welcomes GAYS to church

Bishop Dag Heward-Mills

Bishop Dag Heward-Mills said homosexuality was unnatural, claiming animals did not have same-sex partners either. His comments have sparked a huge backlash, including Somizi Mhlongo, a popular South African choreographer and radio personality, who has openly declared himself as gay.

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The Grace Bible Church took out a statement, declaring it did hold the same view as Heward-Mills, saying gay people had every right to express their sexuality and that they were welcome at the church.

Church backlashes on homophobic pastor, welcomes GAYS to church

Somizi Mhlongo

“We must learn to coexist as a society without falling into hate speech,” the church’s spokesperson pastor Ezekiel Mathole said.

After hearing about Heward-Mills’ speech, Mhlongo posted a video on his social media account expressing his outrage at the words the bishop had said.

“The church was cheering. I am not going to sit there and listen to someone offend me. This is who I am. I am a gay man, get it straight into your skull. My soul is alright with my God,” Mhlongo expressed in his viral post.

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