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“I am a Gay man…let me deal with my God and my Soul” – South African Choreographer says after Storming out of Church over his Pastor’s Sermon on Homosexuality

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South African choreographer, Somizi Mhlongo, took to his Instagram page to rant about opposition towards the LGBT community. The choreographer stormed out of a church service after a Ghanaian Bishop, Dag Heward-Mills at Grace Bible Church said being homosexual is unnatural.

He had quite a lot to say on Instagram in a video posted today.

He captioned the video “No opinion or advice needed. I’m just venting.”

Watch below.

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

A video posted by Somizi (@somizi) on

53 Comments

  1. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    January 23, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    “let me deal with my God and my Soul”

    Well put!

    • Busarni

      January 24, 2017 at 12:51 am

      Just look at you ! Keep bringing your leg out..to each his own. What is bad is bad period. Nobody should tell me about tolerance abeg.

  2. Amaka

    January 23, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Pastor cannot preach the Bible in church again because you are a celebrity.

    • iTalkAm

      January 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      Abeg help me ask him oh, IS THIS NATURAL? If it was NATURAL they should be reproducing themselves and NOT ADOPTING innocent children. If a MALE PARTNER can produce a child, then we will start accepting your Perverted hazzzz!!!!!

      Dictionary definition of PERVERTED —
      per·vert·ed:
      pərˈvərdəd/
      adjective
      (of a person or their actions) characterized by sexually abnormal and unacceptable practices or tendencies.
      “he whispered perverted obscenities”
      synonyms: unnatural, deviant, warped, corrupt, twisted, abnormal, unhealthy, depraved, perverse, aberrant, immoral, debauched, debased, degenerate, evil, wicked, vile, amoral, wrong, bad;

    • Jane

      January 25, 2017 at 8:37 am

      BN didn’t post my comment last year in response to this issue so here’s me hoping they will this time:

      Scientists have been working on making it so that barren couples and gay guys and girls can have children through stem cell procedures. In three different countries (and counting) female and male rats have successfully had children without the opposite sex.

      It’s done by turning a skin or whatever other body part cell into a sperm cell or egg cell, depending on whatever we the couple doesn’t have in order for fertilization to occur.

      The science is far from ready for humans, but I give it 30 years or less. What then?

    • nene

      January 23, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      don’t mind him

  3. chicky

    January 23, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Some people have no shame. U storm out of church to victimize yourself on social media.

  4. Bimbo

    January 23, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Christians keep saying ” you can’t fight for God ” yet they stay judging for God! Leave people alone , let them live their lives ! Well said .

    • Me

      January 23, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      How is quoting the bible and preaching judging? So for instance, the pastor should not preach against stealing because it makes thieves uncomfortable? Oh please.

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    • Bimbo

      January 23, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      Thieves harm others ! As long as he is not doing whatever on anyone’s head it’s nobody s business !

    • ijs

      January 23, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Bimbo the bible says in Romans 1 from verse 25 or 26 that God hates homosexuality and it is unnatural to him and that he gives up doers of it to their reprobate minds. Re-iterating the bible is not fighting for God, that’s what church is for. You cannot be actively gay i.e sinning and be a child of God. He made them male and female. Even the animals are male and female.

    • Beverly

      January 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      The bible is judging you, not the Christians. Both homosexuality & fornication are 2 sins no one wants to be confronted with. If you are practicing these sins of course you don’t want to hear it.

    • biols

      January 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

      what are you saying i see something wrong i shouldnt speak out cause the person will feel hurt? my friend behave

  5. keke driver

    January 23, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I AM GAY and I do not owe ANYONE an explanation “let me deal with my God and my Soul”

    • Marks

      January 23, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      @keke driver. Please I am just trying to learn. Is it ACTUALLY natural? At what age did you discover it? Is it that you never feel aroused when you see a VERY beautiful and sexy woman? Just puzzled.

    • tunmi

      January 23, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Yea it is actually natural. It’s just as natural as your orientation. If you’re so curious, go ask Google and read blogs by guy people

    • iTalkAm

      January 23, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      If you are CONFIDENT, I DARE YOU TO SHOW UR FACE at the police station if my people wont burn ur hazzzzz. Repent before its too late.,Oh i forgot, its your life, LIVE IT THEN and let the preacher LIVES WHAT HE SEES AND READS from the bible. You dont have to accept it….but just show face small now make we see your face. Nigerian constitution has answer for you.

    • Janome525S

      January 24, 2017 at 7:26 am

      My question is why do some gay people insist on sticking to Christianity? ‘Gay christian’ seems like an oxymoron to me; the bible does you no favours. Surely, there are other ways to God?! – Christianity does not have monopoly on this. Why not take a different route to finding God?

    • zelda

      January 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      my [email protected],there is no other way to God except thru Christ,the bible said it,so stop deceivin ur self

  6. BlueEyed

    January 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Yesss Ma’am…mic drop!
    But why you going to church tho? You know them Christians don’t like you

  7. Billionaire in grace

    January 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    True be told: pastors filled with the Holy Spirit will always point out how unnatural being gay is.it doesn’t mean they are rejecting them

    • Becca

      January 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Being gay is about as ‘unnatural’ as talking snakes, salt pillars, virgin births, zombies, I could go on…

    • Corolla

      January 23, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      lol Becca!

    • iTalkAm

      January 23, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Abi ohhhhh.
      If it was natural, you wont be offended. Kapish!!!!

  8. Ariere

    January 23, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    I’m tired of all this “Homosexuality is not natural” statements. The facts and evidence are there for everyone with a functioning brain to see. Remember, this is the Information age. Homosexuality is as old as Mankind. It’s as natural as you are alive to read my words.

    Bn “Straight” is not the standard. It’s just popular.

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 23, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      The question is how many Nigerians have a fully functional brain? ??

  9. Susie

    January 23, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    This pastor is a doctor how can he not know that over 1500 animal species exhibit homosexuality and that homosexuality has been around longer than the Bible? You can read out your Bible verses but saying extra things like this make you appear ignorant. It is also interesting to me how rare homosexuality is but that is what pastors love to focus on. If Pastors in Africa spent more time lambasting corruption, cruelty to employees and men cheating on their wives, our societies would be more enjoyable

    • Grace

      January 23, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Lol.. but it says it’s unnatural in the Bible. And that’s what he said or nah?

    • Abena

      January 23, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      He probably hasn’t read a medical journal since he left medical school to seek “greener pastures”.

  10. Susie

    January 23, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Have you listened to his sermon Grace? He said he’s not seen 2 male dogs or elephants mating so homosexuality is unnatural. This has been scientifically debunked as many animals in fact do it and a simple google ot youtube search provides this info. He didn’t read from the Bible he used his personal experience. Reminds me of how church leaders in the past killed scientists who said the earth was round because of a verse in Psalms about “the four corners of the earth”

  11. Beard gang

    January 23, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    You understand the teachings of Christianity yet you attended a church service… I don’t understand why many homosexuals want the church to validate their act…you DON’T need the church’s approval…do your shit and be happy…Christianity will NEVER approve of it…preaching is not judging! Nobody condemned you to hell…nobody is begging you to be christian, if you must be in church then you must accept its doctrines…

  12. GudNBoujee

    January 23, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    All these gay people complaining about preachers and their preaching, if you don’t want to hear it don’t f***king go to church jeeeez a pastor is not going to change his beliefs just because you feel uncomfortable. I am sick and tired of these people trying to make everyone look bad just because they don’t agree with your lifestyle, you carried your two legs and entered the church thank God you walked out next time don’t go back ?

  13. femme

    January 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I’m gay too…coming out this year. freaking tired of living a lie! I know so many people like me here in naija. I got friends who are like me. Believe me, we are not much different from straight people. we fight, break up, get jealous and whatever. We even have babies, yes babies here in naija. my besty living with her partner with their cute son.They are training together and he answers her surname. I can go on and on. I’m just tired of people thinking being gay is an abstract and strange Idea to Nigerians. I know married women who married men just because of the society. they still run back to girls because that’s who they really are. It’s just crazy to live like this. we be loving in secret. ya’all need to see my baby, she’s a very cute stud. lol. I’m tired of ranting. no one should call the police for me lol

    • Chartreuse

      January 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      Please how did your besty and her partner make the baby?

  14. Cocoa

    January 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    More and more each day i feel like the WORLD is trying to silence the children of God. We have every right to speak from the Bible and stand by our belief. You have every right to decide that a Bible that condemns your lifestyle is not for YOU. We are not forcing you to love our God or obey His commandments..we pray and fast and hope you do…but IT IS NOT BY FORCE. To try and force us to not preach what is in our Bible in our Church is Wrong of you.
    You don’t get to pick and choose what aspects of Christianity you like because there is no telling what the Holy Spirit will lead any man of God to preach. IT IS NOT PERSONAL. The anger you are experiencing is the CONVICTION of your soul..which is a GREAT thing. It shows that indeed God can still reach you..you are not below redemption…HE LOVES YOU no less. HE IS PATIENT (but don’t take advantage of it)
    Choose a side….LIGHT or DARKNESS. THE WORD or THE WORLD. These two can NOT mix.
    Don’t forget that the turmoil you are experiencing is the same that those who struggle with other various types of sin feel. Let the FORNICATOR, THE LIAR, THE THIEF tell you what they battle each day. IT IS NOT EASY….BUT IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD. Your heart just needs to SURRENDER TO HIM.
    I sympathize with you…on some nights i cry with you… on others i pray for you. And i pray now that the great and forgiving love of OUR God will embrace you in its fold and minister gently to you and His Sufficient GRACE will hold your head up in the face of adversity. AMEN.

    P.S: Please continue to go to Church. And if you cant bare it for sometime still continue to listen to sermons. xx

    • Love

      January 23, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      You’re simply an idiot!

      Using “religion” to defend your bigotry. Are you able to think for yourself? Can you try and apply common sense without decorating it with bible verses. People like you really need to be erased from the face of the earth. There is no need or use for your disgusting and hateful ways. Cover it with the blood of Jesus or whatever other imaginary friend’s blood you like. Bottom line: you’re a bigot. Uneducated. Daft and not progressive.

      The world will be much better place without people like you! Disgusting idiot!

    • Ybbil

      January 24, 2017 at 8:16 am

      It’s so ironic how your ID is love, yet you are full of so much hate.
      What she said is the truth and I understand the truth is bitter, but do not go around spewing haterade around just because you do not agree with her.
      Go find people that think like you and do your stuff, do not attack others that are not like you. Otherwise what makes you different from ISIS and other fanaticals groups

    • Rose

      January 23, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Cocoa, God bless you for this! Well said!

    • tunmi

      January 23, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      Shut up. Seriously just stop. Upon all the Bible, what tangible thing has actually come out of this continent that has greatly impacted the world. Don’t mention those who left because you all stifled them in some way or other.

      You “children of god” are still the majority. Yet you feel you’re being stifled. Man gtfohwtbs

    • Smackdown

      January 23, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      I am a Christian through and through, and I hate it when fellow Christians pick and choose what to listen to in the bible. People are forgetting one fundamental part of the bible ” Matthew 7:1-3
      Judge not, that ye be not judged” If you are going to follow the bible, then follow “ALL PARTS of the bible”

    • Segun

      January 24, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Can I love this twice?

      Well spoken

  15. DublinKing?

    January 23, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Leviticus 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” .. #THETRUTHISBITTER

  16. Ellen

    January 23, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    No one is saying don’t preach against homosexuality Cocoa. People are calling him out because he told a lie that there is no same sex activity in nature and basic science will tell you this isn’t true. Some of us are also tired of pastors focusing on gays who are a small segment of oir society and not corruption or pastors like him enriching themselves while some of their congregants can’t afford a meal. Part of the reason why the world mocks Christians today is we have deviated from how Jesus preached the gospel.

    The main thing Jesus preached was love. He encouraged people to have a relationship with God because he knew if you have a relationship with God, he will direct you as to what to do. Even when he met the Samaritan woman and woman caught in adultery, he didn’t make a big sermon out of their sin but told one privately “to go and sin no more” & the other was so touched by Jesus that she became an evangelist.

    Mocking homosexuals & lying about scientific facts will never change anybody. Making laws to make their lives miserable won’t do that either. Throwing them out of church won’t change anyone. Instead, why don’t we encourage everyone to have about relationship with God & leave God to do the judging and to correct anything if needed?

    • zelda

      January 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      But u accept its a sin?

  17. Cocoa

    January 23, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I agree my dear. CHRISTIANS hope you’re hearing. Lets lay emphasis on INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP with GOD. You’re right…that is the only way to get the transformation of heart.

    Lets also not forget that the Church itself is under attack. Some “churches” some people go to,…don’t qualify as the body of Christ. AIM FOR THAT PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP so we can rightly DISCERN for ourselves.

    Sad times…really sad times…SIGH

  18. Afia

    January 23, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Deuteronomy 22: 20-21 “But if this charge is true, that the girl was not found a virgin, then they shall bring out the girl to the doorway of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death…. If we were enforcing this today I doubt you, DublinKing and many commentators would still be alive Instead of preaching judgment why not preach love as Ellen says above & leave God to do whatever correction there needs to be?

  19. Monalisa

    January 23, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Romans 6:1-2
    What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

    2 God forbid.

    Repent & Change Ur Ways #NoExcuse

  20. Rose

    January 23, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Gay people want everyone to pander to their needs and anyone not professing how wonderful and normal being gay is not ‘open minded’ (gosh I deteste this word!).
    Being gay is NOT natural no matter how much the media tries to sugar-coat it.

  21. Doreen

    January 23, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    I have thiefs and liars in my family – but i cant throw them away, i love them all and i cant judge them – their sin is not bigger than mine sin. I leave them to God to judge. So same way i cant judge Somizi. Actually he has a good heart and i like him a lot. He is a fun person and like a friend in my head, just like Denrele. I love them both.

    This is the say way i never i dont judge where my tithe money is going to, i go to creflo dollar and i know what i gain from his teachings so no matter what the media tells me about Pastor Dollar i willneve rleave that church cos i learn a lot from him and i leave God to judge him if he is squandering my money on stuff. I dont care. If we have to listen to this constant bullshit no one will never set foot in any church house.

    Learn not to judge

    I dont condone Gays or Lesbians but i love them as human beings and i pray for them. Simple

  22. Agu

    January 23, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    I support his decision no man or woman have the right to dictate who you should love. Religion have nothing to do with I am confident that 100 year s from now being gay will not go through all this homophobic rants we see today in churches and society in general.

  23. kandy

    January 23, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    The world will pass away..but my word(truth) would never change. The truth is bitter but better said.even if we r in the 50th century. Gods claim on homosexuality still remains the same. It is wrong and immoral. Enough of Christians compromising their positions for worldly validations. I salute very few pastors as such who are bold to make known the truth. Many a church today be preaching to the needs of people rather than to the freedom of people .u leave church and the whole cycle starts again. Let’s us forever uphold our Christian values which demands that though we be of the world…we should be nothing of it. That’s y I would forever love the late Myles Munroe,john hagee, Joyce Meyer,adeboye et all. If the devil can perpetuate the media with lies and deciet. Y can’t Christians do the same. We should however treat one another with love and by doing draw them to Christ and if they truly believe in him they would be set free..the words I speak to u are spirit and life to those that hear them. Gods word never changes

  24. Smackdown

    January 23, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    He does have a point.
    What about those who steal, and lie?
    Most politicians and pastors in Africa are guilty of that.
    Surely they will also face judgement from the same GOD

  25. anita

    January 24, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    cocoa ,u are bless

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