Surprised by Faith

You can be gay and be a Christian,” said Reverend Michael Kimundu as he shepherded the gay and lesbian community through a service during a human rights training at Internews offices, “If the son [Jesus] sets you free through faith you will live and let others live.”

The Reverend’s sermon explored scriptures that he says show that gay practices existed in biblical times. His final blessings to the congregation, “Be faithful, practice fidelity and don’t be promiscuous”.

Reverend Kimundu served the Anglican Church in Mtwapa, Kenya, for 30 years before being expelled for heading a religious organization called The Other Sheep, which preaches tolerance towards gay people.