After this episode was over, one of my English colleague said: “Sophia you ready for this? Don’t be offended I just have to ask.”
What is your view on the general LGBT community?
I am not in the casting stones business, neither am I the God to judge others. Whatever makes anyone happy they have my support, do it and don’t care what people are going to say.
I understand some people of African origin cannot keep their mouths to themselves irrespective of where they are. Sadly this is the reality of life. Too many REPLICA versions of Jesus Christ out there. (I can’t deal).
My colleague looked at me in disbelief.
“Sophia you don’t sound like an African person, I mean you are not Africanised enough. I am happy you have an open mind. You used to sit next to the colleague from LGBT community and he said you got on really well.”
“Lol what makes someone African enough?”
“Most people from African origin are always preaching how God doesn’t like this and that, and hardly support the LGBT community mainly because their culture thing or tradition is against it.”
“Honestly it doesn’t matter if someone is gay, lesbian, straight or from underneath the ground. As long as the person is good and feels happy with the decision they have made, you have my support.”
This thing doesn’t bother me in any way, I don’t understand what is wrong with people these days.People have an opinion for everything and must say it. Must you?
Telling someone they will go to hell because of their sexuality is wrong, do you know when the light bulb is going to switch in your direction?
Judging others will not make anything better, you only send a signal to the world as to what type of person you are.
I have always been open about life and embracing who we are and what we do, even if others don’t understand it. I have so many friends from the LGBT community, we discuss everything and laugh at ourselves.
Back to the issue:
“You are not Africanised enough”
This is not the first or second time have I been told this: “You are not Africanised enough.” I think individual personality is different, yes I don’t agree with those African countries that are punishing people just because they are or become LBGT community. We all have our faults, why cast stones?
Main reason I don’t attend African churches, I cannot call the pastor ‘DADDY’. I won’t! If people don’t like being addressed by their names , for example Mr Potatoes, Mrs Chicken Nuggets. You are not my Daddy.
Growing up in the harsh reality was an eye opener. I am African but I see things from a different perspective.
Any kind of discrimination towards any group of people, because of their races, ages, cultural minorities, sexual preferences, disability, genders and religion is wrong. So many social media riff raff chanting hate at every given opportunity. I remember growing up reading Micheal Jackson skin colour changes issue, i remember i read a particular article with tittle “MJ not African-American enough” as a child i dd not quit understand it all, but as i educate myself over the years, i realised MJ was battling with vitiligo.
Enough war already going on around the world, PLEASE