Well my mom asked me to escort her for prayers at her new found church early that week on Monday 7th December 2009. Reaching there, the pastor was preaching against homosexuality and how it has eaten up the church. I told my mom that we were in a wrong place and she agreed with me. So we decided to get up and leave. Then as we were leaving, The pastor shouted out, "boys these days grow hair like girls a case in point that one getting out right now! It is not the way of God!" Thats where I lost it, I got back and asked him what right he has to judge, Then I told him, He has the wrong calling, He should be preaching about love and bringing people closer to God, Not pushing them further from him by preaching hate!
I emphasized that Gay people are children of God and they deserve to know about his unconditional Love! It is only and only God to Judge them not the pastors. Their duty is to preach love for everyone! Not condemn!
As for my hair, I told him to read the book of Samson! I also told him that God said come to me the way you are and this is me and I came here to my father's house to be loved not condemned! It is my heart that God is after not my appearance! I may be a fun of Gucci, Prada, Georgio Amani, Dolce & Gabana and all other designer things But still a lover of GOD! I may be trendy but that does not stop me from going to my father's house!
He Shouted out, "Children of God, see the works of the Devil!" Pointing at me and I shouted back saying, " If the Devil is for Love, peace tolerance and unity among the society, then you are right and am proud to be his child!" Then I just turned and left.
On the way back, My mom (who had been watching all the circus) never said a word and she looked as if she never saw or heard anything. Until the next day when she talked to me and said, "I have been thinking a lot about what you told that pastor yesterday and I asked my self, Where is the Love? Son no wonder you are a human rights activist! But next time, be careful because you were lucky those people never bashed you!" I took her advice and promised to be careful next time.
Okay, Lets face it, I had my rage buried inside me already about the tabled anti homosexual Bill and looking at this Pastor preaching, It drove me nuts because I felt that Pastors like that and other religious leaders preaching hate against homosexuals are to blame for the lives of the children of God who are now in fear and danger! So I lost my self. But really was I wrong to speak up?