As news of the controversial law banning same-sex marriage continues to make headlines worldwide after it was signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan, the renowned spiritual head of the Synagogue church in Lagos, Prophet TB Joshua has spoken out on the contentious issue.
“Judge not, so that you will not be judged,” Joshua began, citing Matthew 7:1 for Scriptural backing. “We should talk to people to be saved and not to die. I mean, we should talk salvation, not condemnation. The Bible is my standard.”
Through a new initiative on his ministries official Facebook page, with almost 900,000 fans, in which the cleric responds to people’s questions in an interactive session, he addressed the much debated question on same-sex marriage.
TB Joshua added: “If my parents were one, I would not have been given birth to,” he proceeded poignantly. “Those that are asking this question, (note that) if your parents were one, you would not have been given birth to. You that are reading me – if your parents were one, you would not be reading this today. God bless the reader and the hearer.”
His message is clear; being gay is not something we should encourage but we should not condemn any one.