Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
22 Jan 2017
5:46 pm

Somizi storms out of Grace Bible Church over homosexuality remarks

Vhahangwele Nemakonde

The choreographer has asked pastors to come out and tell people if homosexuals are not welcome in their churches.

Somizi Mhlongo. Picture: Instagram.

All hell broke loose at Grace Bible Church in Soweto after choreographer Somizi Mhlongo stormed out of the church building during an “offending” sermon on Sunday.

Taking to Instagram, the fuming Somizi said the church, pastored by Bishop Mosa Sono, had invited another pastor from “somewhere in Africa” to preach at their service today.

All was going well until the pastor took a detour and started talking about homosexuality and how “disgusting” and “sinful” it was, said Somizi. The choreographer said the pastor went as far as saying homosexuality was so disgusting even animals did not “practise” it, remarks that left the church in cheers, much to Somizi’s shock.

No opinion or advice needed. I’m just venting. @grace_bible_church

A video posted by Somizi (@somizi) on

In the second video he posted on Instagram after the incident, Somizi made a plea to churches to be vocal about whether homosexuals were accepted so that he can look for a different place of worship if his homosexuality was a problem.

“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.

Also read: WATCH: The Grace Bible Church sermon that left Somizi fuming

“I did not wake up and say ‘I’m gay today’. I believe that God created me the way I am. God loves me the way I am. What the other people say about me is none of my business,” he said.

Check out the video below:


A video posted by Somizi (@somizi) on

Somizi’s videos landed Grace Bible Church on the trends list on Twitter, with some on his side, while others were against him.

These were some of the comments on Twitter:



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