Just a few months after his controversial scandal with Stephanie Otobo, the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries; Apostle Suleman revealed why some people are gay. The Nigerian pastor who is said to command a congregation of almost 200 thousand revealed this while preaching at his church in Edo State. During his sermor, the… Read More Apostle Suleman says gay people are possessed by a demon from hell and lists other reasons for gayness.
One of the most hilarious misconceptions about gay people in Africa is that they are all considered outsiders, and I say hilarious because it is funny that people don’t realize LGBT persons are their family members, friends and colleagues. Let me simplify it, your brother, your sister, you best friend, your cousin, your dad, your… Read More Emmanuel Sadi: You broke bread with a gay person.
The Supreme Court of the United States of America in December last year heard arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which involves the owner of a Denver-area bakery who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple, claiming doing so would violate his sincerely held religious convictions. His… Read More Christian and Religious Groups are opposing LGBT discrimination outside Africa.
An LGBTQ person subscribing to any of the Abrahamic religion is akin to a lamb playing with a lion. It is questionable, because these religions hate LGBTQ people with a vengeance. What level of cognitive dissonance would make a queer person find comfort in religious texts such as these? If a man lies with a… Read More Cisi Eze: Can the LGBT Community Find Comfort In Religious Books?
It has been an interesting year for us at The Rustin Times. We launched our website this year and the feedback we have gotten has been amazing. We have had over 10,000 page views since our launch in July and we owe it all to your support. While we understand that there has been inconsistencies… Read More Owode Arrest, MI Abaga, Johannesburg Pride. Here are the stories that made headlines in 2017
This is the first installment in the series by One Black Boy. *** It is true that one of the teachings of most religious groups is based on love, tolerance and acceptance; Jesus taught his disciples to love one another. He taught them that the greatest commandment is love; love for God and love… Read More One Black Boy: Religion and Sexuality (The Final Instalment)
This is the first instalment in the series by One Black Boy. *** There is no doubt that religion plays a major role across the world. Religion shapes, moulds and points to a certain direction of what is expected of the individuals who subscribe and follow a certain belief system. There are over a thousand… Read More One Black Boy: Religion and Sexuality