In many ways one can be really puzzled on who is most right when it comes to the topic of religion and homosexuality on the African continent.
It raises a question of who has been most feed by the gospel of Christ of ‘Love thy neighbor as you love thy self ‘
Many clergies on the continent are very negative about the topic of homosexuality calling it an abomination to the Christianity and human existence at large, however some of the chosen few clergies have come up with a different understanding of homosexuality in line with religion beyond the way their counterparts perception on the matter.
It will further raise other questions in one’s mind;
Do they all believe in the same God and Jesus Christ? Or
They have been taught to interpret the bible in a different way?
The best way to answer according to UGOM would be that it is all a matter of understanding beyond cramming what one reads in the Bible. It is what the likes of Bishop Ssenyonjo, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Father Anthony Musaala have been blessed with. To understand the Bible beyond reading it compared to their counterparts.
It is somewhat a difficult scenario to convince one to see your direction of understanding religion and homosexuality but these men of God have done what they can within their means to make Africans and the rest of the world see what the reality is on the matter.
Their work will always shine through generations and people like us who have already been enlightened on the matter can only appreciate their efforts.
The fact that the Bible in the Old testament abolished a lot of things by then which all Jesus cleansed in the new Testament should be a clear notification to many that have used the Bible it self to create hatred among many people.
The Bible in the Old Testament in Leviticus a lot was abolished.
For example Leviticus 15:19-23; If a woman in her periods lies or sits on anything such as bed, blanket or bed sheets, or chair, it could make them unclean and any one who comes into contact with that woman or any thing she touched or had contact with, he or she could be considered unclean; they had to wash them selves till evening to be clean again…
Basing on the above Biblical evidence, does it mean that today the same should be taken into consideration and application at this time and era because the Bible talks about it?
The point here is to really understand beyond what you read not actually apply what is said. This is what makes one extra ordinary and putting one in the caliber of Bishop Ssenyonjo and his league of extra ordinary clergies.
The world would really need to have enlightened people to have peace and it is all that we all should pray for and works towards that.