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Pastor-Isaacs,Matlhaope-and-RevAfter a long silence the Christian church has finally come out to express their strong opinion on homosexuals and lesbians.

Breaking the silence this week the Evangelical Fellowship of Botswana (EFP) which is composed of a group of evangelical and pentecostal churches in the country called gays and lesbians “unholy and against biblical terms.”

Addressing a press conference at Cresta Lodge on Wednesday, EFP president, Master Matlhaope strongly condemned homosexual lifestyles which he said were disturbing the peace in Botswana.

“To this end EFB believes that for Botswana to continue to enjoy peace and prosperity, Batswana must continue to embrace biblical truth in both their private and public lives.”

Matlhaope further said that it was the church’ strong view that homosexual practices were a distortion of God’s blueprint for human sexuality and should not be tolerated in a God fearing nation.

Taking a swipe at LEGABIBO, a lesbians and gay rights advocacy group, Matlhaope said: “For Botswana there can be no doubt that homosexuality and lesbianism are treated as anti social traits.

EFB therefore struggles to find a difference between a clamour for recognition by groups such as LEGABIBO and any similar clamour by criminal gangs or prostitutes in that all of them are morally challenged citizens.”

He called upon legislators to properly gauge the mood of the people on homosexuality and uphold the public good and not diminish it by allowing gays and lesbians to be free to practice their lifestyle openly.

Contacted for a comment on the matter, outgoing BONELA Director Uyapo Ndadi noted that it was disturbing that the same church which is expected to protect and care for everyone was the same one discriminating against gays and lesbians. He said the hatred and disdain for gay and lesbian people was in his estimation, ungodly.

“I say to my gay and lesbian friends that you have a place in the church.

Assuming that homosexuality is a sin, which I doubt, I say to you that the church is for sinners and not only for those who are spiritually upright for we are all sinners.

And a sin is a sin.

It is immaterial which sin people accept or condone or like.

In the church you will find adulterous, fornicators, thieves, drug lords and drunkards, sometimes at the pulpit,” he said.


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18 Responses to “EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP BOTSWANA CONDEMNS HOMOSEXUALITY”

  1. tp99 2013/08/17

    Tough-I honestly cant get my head around homosexuality. I have tried 2 be understanding but I have failed dismally. Heish!!

  2. geethmmo 2013/08/19

    i think you made a good point thr uyapo saying that church is a place of sinners,this homesexualls are just lyk this drunkers hu have found it fit to go to church to get help,le bone tota gase gre ba kganelwa goya kerekeng,ke gore le bone beng ba teng ba tshaba goya kaba bona ekete ke boleo jobo tona go feta aa othle,thr is a spirit bhind this thing tota hela gone mme which need Gods intervertion,tota hela even health wise gago sharp to them,

  3. letimone 2013/08/19

    ok its sin, but how do u explain it in science i mean the attraction?somebody answer me.

  4. @tshek 2013/08/19

    these is madness how can a man bonk another man.

  5. cheerful 2013/08/19

    “In the church you will find adulterous, fornicators, thieves, drug lords and drunkards, sometimes at the pulpit,” he said.

    TO THE PERSON WHO MADE THIS STATEMENT THUMBS UP!

  6. I wonder why people try to make homosexuality look like the greatest sin against others. Indeed it is disturbing peace because these people are not living in peace as much as the straight guys do. Pres Matlhaope as a Religious Leader is just increasing discrimination against this group of people. If its a sin and does not directly impact on anyone apart from them. then let them be…

  7. baikanne 2013/08/19

    I think its time christians call spade a spade,and i agree that there are sinners in church and church is for sinners ,but it does not mean we should compromise the truth , we have to say it then one has to choose.

  8. cheerful 2013/08/19

    This socalled Preacher He is President and a Master (!!!?????) Probably his making noise so he wants everyone to attend his church and pass the plate around for them to drop they hard earned money to fund they lifestyles -

    “Pres Matlhaope as a Religious Leader is just increasing discrimination against this group of people.” TO THE PERSON WHO SAID THIS THUMBS UP – ALLELUIA!!

  9. cheerful 2013/08/19

    “He said the hatred and disdain for gay and lesbian people was in his estimation, ungodly.” TO THE PERSON WHO MADE THIS STATEMENT THUMBS UP- ALLELUIa

  10. cheerful 2013/08/19

    Relax everyone these guys are big hypocrites like the Pharisees !!

  11. Baikanne, its amazing that we tend to know other people’s sins. Nna personally I hate it when people put homosexuality, law and christianity together, for starters there are a lot of christian laws which are not featured in our law. read the book of exodus thru to leviticus. As for christians; there are a lot of sins which have been ignored and homosexuality is made to be the greatest sin of all. Let’s just talk about sex before marriage. Check the dates tse bo pastor ba nyetseng ka sone le di date of birth tsa bana ba bone. Whoever is not married and is not a virgin, do u think u are better than a homo? No u not. A sin is a sin.

  12. cheerful 2013/08/20

    EFP – THOU SHALL NOT DISCRIMINATE!AMEN!

    They are sitting at this conference like politicians!!! They had to go to a lodge to deliver they sermon???????!!!!

  13. oeborupile 2013/08/20

    I am not th one to judge bt honestly um failing to understand jst hw it happens tht one gets attracted to the same gender line?i mean male-male,female-female?

    i guess we r all sinners so its not our place to pass judgement,but hey its really confusing for me..

  14. Tshephang B 2013/08/21

    very soon u won’t mind when your children sleep togethet……………

  15. John_Tee 2013/08/22

    The world is coming to an end,even animals this days are better than animals coz i have never seen them doing homosexuality

  16. cheerful 2013/08/22

    This is a very sensitive subject and people should be careful how they go about it- look at those who are classified as “Albinos” they still face discrimination and persecution as they lack the normal pigmentation which is something beyond their control.

  17. pierre 2013/08/22

    @tshek August 19, 2013

    these is madness how can a man bonk another man.
    ————————-
    This is a difficult topic to comprehend. For instance how different is it with heterosexual men who do @n@l s@x with their G/Fs?

  18. bobo 2013/08/23

    wait until his son tels him hes kissd me…

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