1/ Again, about this. Let me start by saying that I believe @MmusiMaimane is 100% sincere. I don’t doubt his sincerity or his faith. At all. I believe that about him. But, people can be sincerely wrong.
2/ When your starting point is that ‘…homosexuality is a moral question…’, then already you’re denying the legitimacy, validity and integrity of a person’s identity, being and existence.

3/ You’re saying that LGBQT+ people’s very nature and existence is somehow morally deficient. Because they are this thing, they are morally questionable.
Further, when this is your starting point, then statements like ‘…you need to love beyond…’,
4/ ‘…generosity…’ & ‘…all of us are flawed in some way or another…’ become problematic. It’s starting to sound a lot like charity. We are not beggars dependent on the charity of ‘generous’ folk. Yes, we are all flawed, but being an LGBQT+ person is not the flaw.
5/ I’ve been where Mmusi (and many other Christians) are. I’ve been in ministry. He has not been where so many of us are. I get that. But it’s not an excuse. In the same way a white person can’t excuse their racism because they’re not black.
6/ There are layers and layers to this, as there is with any form of ‘othering’ of people. I would challenge @MmusiMaimane to be led by his generosity of Spirit and start digging deeper. I suggest Pastor @vickybeeching’s book ‘Undivided’...
7/...or research the writing and social media of Pastor @johnpavlovitz.
@MmusiMaimane, you’re not at the end of this journey, only the beginning.
You infuriate me but, dammit, I like and respect you. This is my dilemma 🤣

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