NG Kerk has to apologise

Today our beleaguered justice system proved once again the power of a secular state. Judge Dion Basson ruled in favour of Johan Strydom in his case against the NG Kerk of Moreleta Park. Mr Strydom was employed as a music teacher in the church, but he was fired in 2005 when the church discovered that he was in a homosexual relationship.

This ruling was passed a single day after the church accused Strydom of using the law suit as a publicity stunt.

Johan Louw, senior council for the church, argued that

“it was unlikely that equality considerations could outweigh the enormous impact of failing to give churches an exemption in relation to their spiritual leaders.”

That’s right, as far as the NG Kerk is concerned, we should all give up our rights to equality, dignity, privacy and the freedom to work in the profession of our choice, in exchange for the freedom of their spiritual leaders!

No, you didn’t step in anything, that smell is the NG Kerk defecating on your hard won constitutional rights.

Although I do not disagree with the fact that Mr Strydom is owed an apology, I think that the NG Kerk owes every single South African citizen an apology for suggesting for one moment that their leaders should be allowed to discriminate against any and every one of us based purely on their status within their religious institution.

It is times like this, when a church considers their doctrine to be more important then the basic rights of the population of a country, whether or not we are members of that church, that every one of us has to stand up and object in the harshest possible terms.

No! NG Kerk does not have the right to take away my constitutional freedoms!

If you are as insulted by this as I am, please drop the NG Kerk of Moreleta Park an email to let them know, their address is provided by their website; pr@moreleta.co.za

Thank you

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10 responses to “NG Kerk has to apologise

  1. I know this is a old thread, but just my comment on this apology. I think it should have gone something like this:

    Mr Gay, we are so sorry to hear your ignorance of God’s will.
    We are sorry to hear that you dont understand 1 Kor 6 – Doesnt matter which church you attend.
    We are sorry to hear that you will not repent from your sinful life and that you will be judged by God’s Word.
    We are sorry that according to Rom 1:25 you changed the truth of God into a lie.
    We are sorry to think you will probably ignore the truths we gave you in the previous 4 apologies and will not even try to look at those scriptures.

    That’s only 5 apologies. You want more apologies? We can give you much more apologies…

    • Your comment betrays your enormous ignorance. You will find no support for views like these from me.

  2. Being in the ministry as well, if I found out that one of my leaders is engaged in a homosexual or hetrosexual (outside of marriage) relationship he/she will suffer the same fate. We can not have spiritual leaders that is engage in activities that contradicts the Word of God… if such a person have a problem and is trying to change and not live in sin anymore, that is a total different story.

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  4. I completely agree with you. The blatant display of complete ignorance and disregard for basic civil rights and liberties in favour of the hateful homophobic whims of ‘spiritual leaders’ is typical of these ‘good Afrikaner Christians’, and it is time we started to speak out against it.

    • Being in the ministry as well, if I found out that one of my leaders is engaged in a homosexual or hetrosexual (outside of marriage) relationship he/she will suffer the same fate. We can not have spiritual leaders that is engaged in activities that contradicts the Word of God… if such a person have a problem and is trying to change and not live in sin anymore, that is a total different story.

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