You can’t make this stuff up. And, sadly, you don’t have to.
A Pretoria woman has instituted a R1,5-million damages claim against a member of her church who allegedly kicked her several times between the legs in “a bid to convert her to being a heterosexual” as it was “ungodly” to be gay…A Pretoria woman has instituted a R1,5-million damages claim against a member of her church who allegedly kicked her several times between the legs in “a bid to convert her to being a heterosexual” as it was “ungodly” to be gay.
I can’t imagine how this can happen unless the assailant is mentally unstable. And really dumb.
What is interesting to me is the attempt to convert the lesbian into a straight woman by kicking her in the groin. Sex education might be different in South Africa, but it can’t be that behind.
Pictured: Misled Sunday School lessons on dealing with homosexuality
What could the assailant have been hoping to accomplish? Have repeated attacks to the groin ever caused a person to change their sexual orientation? More to the point of my blog, does the Bible ask us to take violent actions against homosexuals? It most certainly does not.
I’ve heard too many people tell me that Christians have an agenda to brutally attack gays and that this agenda comes out of the Bible; nothing of the sort is true. The Bible tells us to be loving toward all in an effort to display God’s love. The kind of violence reported here is not Christian. It is hateful and pointless.
It’s also worth pointing out that this attack happened after the women had gone to church, so we must assume that this behavior is out of the norm since the rest of the congregation collectively decided not to kick her in the groin. There’s a freak in every crowd – and that includes churches. Just ask anyone who goes to church.
So, the moral of the story is “don’t kick lesbians in the groin.” It’s not nice.
(UPDATE: I’ve decided to delete the final sentence of this blog entry because more than one person thought I was being insensitive to lesbians. The great irony, of course, is that I am clearly taking sides with the lesbian in this story and I was obviously just trying to be funny, but people just thought it was rude. Thus, the supposedly insensitive joke has been removed.)
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