Somizi Mhlongo slams Grace Bible Church over homophobic sermon
Mhlongo posted a video on his social media account after a guest pastor apparently said animals don't have same-sex partners.
JOHANNESBURG - Media personality Somizi Mhlongo has called on churches to openly pronounce whether they are against homosexuality following what he says were homophobic comments at his church.
Mhlongo posted a video on his social media account on Sunday after a pastor at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto said that animals don't have same-sex partners, saying its 'unnatural' for humans too.
He left the church service on Sunday after Bishop Dag Heward-Mills made the comments on Sunday, and took to social media saying he was deeply offended.
“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.”
The church has come under fire on social media for comments made by Heward.
The sermon has since been published on YouTube, which has sparked outrage and debate on Twitter.
For those who asked: Yes I do know what was said at #Gracebiblechurch. It was anti-gay. I'll play you the audio on the open line tomorrow.— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) January 22, 2017
1. I don't understand why homosexuality has to be treated like a 'special sin' sin is sin according to scripture #GraceBibleChurch (1/3)— Boitumelo (@Boitu_Kekana) January 22, 2017
You can't go to church and expect what is in the bible to be half preached, as a christian you must take it all #GraceBibleChurch— Avela Mabetshe® (@Av_mabetshe) January 22, 2017