According to Starrfmonline, the preacher who gave the sermon in a Soweto church, described homosexuality as unnatural and in contravention of biblical teaching.

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The sermon had largely gone unchallenged until Somizi Mhlongo, a popular choreographer in South Africa, walked out of the service and took to Instagram to criticise the sermon.

In a video posted on Instagram, Somizi Mhlongo, said he was disappointed in the service and at all the gay people in the church who ‘sat down to

“This is who I am. I am a gay man… I am proud and I am gonna remain gay for the rest of my life. Let God kill me,” he said.

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The notion that homosexuality does not exist among animals has been proven as non-factual by science. Sexual interaction between animals of the same sex have been observed among sheep, bonobos, elephants, giraffes and lions.