In a video posted on social media on Sunday, Idols SA judge and radio personality Somizi Mhlongo made it clear that he will not be told how to live his life.
The radio jock stormed out of Grace Bible Church on Sunday when a pastor referred to homosexuality as a sin.
Subsequently, he took to Instagram with a series of videos which has since gone viral‚ lambasting South African churches for judging gay people as if they are God.
In the video posted on his Instagram, a fuming Somizi told fans how he stormed out in the middle of a church service after a visiting pastor labelled homosexuality ‘sinful’ and ‘disgusting’.
“I am not going to sit here and listen to someone offend me. This is who I am. I am a gay man. Get it straight into your your skull…I will remain gay for the rest of my life. Let God deal with me,” Somizi said in the video.
Apparently, the pastor was preaching against homosexuality and he just couldn’t take it anymore.
Furthermore, Somizi Mhlongo called on churches in the country to specify if gay people are welcome to attend church programmes. Particularly, he called out to Bishop Mosa Sono of Grace Bible Church where he had been a member for the past 25 years.
“I would like to make a plea to churches and mine particularly because I got to Grace Bible Church. Pastor Mosa Sono, say it out that homosexuality is not allowed. Homosexuality is a sin. Gay people must not come to our church.
“Say it so that we know, because we go to church to speak to our God whom I believe accepts me for who I am, whom I believe created me the way I am,” he added.
Somizi’s outburst led to a heated debate on the issue of homosexuality. While some followers supported his action (walking away during service) some others pointed out that the pastor was preaching against all kinds of sins including fornication and adultery which did not see people walking out.