- 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.
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.
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.
“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.