But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 1 Cor. 5:11
Two girls – friends of my son Joe – came to visit me recently and as we sat in my room after a sumptuous lunch, I was regaling them with tales of how I met my lovely wife Flo (which just happens to be my pet pastime when I have a willing audience as was the case with these girls).
Having honed my story-telling skills over the years, I expertly wove my favorite love yarn until the two doomed girls were leaning into each other’s shoulders, eyes starry-filled with the romance of it all. Giggles of excitement kept ringing out and knowing glances were exchanged.
Both girls were in their early 20s and they were very eager to learn more about our “affair”. But romance ultimately has to do with sexuality. And sexuality has to do with a man and a woman. It was then that the thought crossed my mind that these girls were getting all excited over… a man!
There are many occasions where I have slept with men in the same bed, after all this is Africa. There are even times we have slept three men in the same bed. The middle guy faces one way, and the other two face the other way.
But when I sleep with a man in the same bed, I want him as far away from me as possible. If by chance he happens to touch me accidentally at night, my entire body freezes like pack ice; a man’s touch is the most horrible feeling that I have ever experienced. Here I am talking about him touching me accidentally, of course. If he were to touch me intentionally, that would be an entirely different matter. No world war that has ever been fought could compare with what would ensue then.
Any amorous feelings that I could possibly have for another man are more likely fossilized in unbreakable ice somewhere in the outermost galaxy of another universe.
That is why I believe that there is something called the devil. Only the devil can make a man to have any sexually passionate feelings towards another man. It is so unnatural!
It is unnatural because the God who created this world and everything in it never intended, nor did he create any such thing as a man to have romantic feelings towards a fellow man. But today, alas! there are men (and women) who have perfected this Sodomite art. I read about a man whose “partner” – another man – died. And they wrote, “His husband died…”
That is a phrase which you should not even try bending your mind around because you could end up in a psychiatric ward, chained to a bed and chewing at your tongue! It’s weird, creepy!
Homosexuality is an exceptional sin. It is utter depravity, and exceedingly loathesome. It is the only sin that we read of in the Bible where God personally came down to check on after He heard that it was being practised in Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18). And the Bible says that upon confirming that these two cities were indeed committing homosexuality, God destroyed them. He rained fire on them from heaven and obliterated the cities and their inhabitants completely from the face of the earth.
[Below: A street scene in Dar es Salaam]