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Homosexuality: A challenge to African churches

Maake Masango
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 58, No 3 | a596 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v58i3.596 | © 2002 Maake Masango | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 October 2002 | Published: 22 October 2002

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Maake Masango, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Globalization has brought numerous challenges to churches. Homosexuality is one of those challenges facing African churches. There has been a growing evidence of rejection, isolation, discrimination and  condemnation as sub-human of homosexuals. Some conservative churches have misused Scripture in order  to strengthen their case of condemnation. This article  seeks to correct the misinterpretation or misuse of Scriptural passages. For example, Sodom and Gomorrah is often referred to as a passage of Scripture to justify condemnation, while this  passage actually deals with judgment. Finally, the article  challenges churches to use a pastoral approach which should lead to a healing ministering, especially to all of those who are isolated and rejected.


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