Mohale has weighed in on the debate around homos.e.xuality and Christianity, slamming hypocrisy and calling for serious conversations on the topic to be had in the church.
The star recently chatted with gospel star NJ Kunene about s.e.xuality and faith on his Instagram Live series Let’s Talk with Mohale.
NJ said he did not want to hide his s.e.xuality as a church leader because he believed it would affect his faith.
“You can be gay and Christian,” he said.
Mohale said he went to a Christian school and was a church leader, but at first, found it “very difficult” to come to terms with his sexuality.
“We were being told, not by God or the Bible, but by people who were teaching, that being gay is not acceptable and wrong. I started accepting all those words and living them in my life, saying I can’t be gay, being gay is a sin. Until I realised these people have been taking what the Bible is saying out of context,” he said.
He said realizing people had used the Bible “out of context” allowed him to get rid of the feelings that he was unclean or unworthy to go to church.
“For me, God teaches us to love. God teaches us not to judge people. Their interpretation of what it said in the Bible, they have taken it upon themselves to decide God hates people who are homosexuals.
“There is nowhere God says that in the Bible. Because of what they have read in the Bible, they have taken it out of context to say they are not going to associate themselves with someone who is gay, and you that cannot be gay and Christian.”
Mohale called out those who used scripture to claim homos.e.xuality is a sin, saying they needed to use the same energy speaking about other “sins” in the Bible.
“If we are going to be vocal and talk about homosexuality being a sin, then we must be vocal about everything else considered a sin”.
He said attraction to the same gender needed to be normalized and recounted his own experience coming out to his parents.
“My dad was the welcoming one, the one who said it was OK. My mom had a few challenges accepting (it). I gave her time to really come to terms (with it). I had a lot of conversations with her. I made her understand who I am and nothing has changed about me. I am still her son. I am still the very same person she knows, it’s just that I had differences,” he explained, adding that she now accepted his sexual orientation.
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