- A self proclaimed evangelist has said individuals with an inclination to LGBT unions should be allowed freedom to express their feelings
- Jacinta Nzilani, 50, said she was an evangelist and saw nothing wrong with lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community's push for their freedom
- She sensationally claimed the Bible does not outlaw homosexuality
- Nzilani confessed she had a liking for women and not men following the demise of her husband
A Nairobi based gospel evangelist has stunned the masses after declaring her full support for same sex unions.
Jacinta Nzilani, 50, unapologetically stated she was in full support of homosexuality despite being a full time evangelist of the gospel.
Speaking to the press at Milimani Courts’ premises on Friday, February 22, when the ruling on a petition seeking to decriminalise gay intercourse was postponed, Nzilani confessed she was herself more attracted to women than men.
She had gone to the court in solidarity with lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community which filed a petition requesting the court to scrap Sections 162 and 165 of the Kenyan Penal Code which criminalises gay intimacy.
Asked how she could be a gospel evangelist yet at the same time go against biblical principles outlawing homosexuality, Nzilani claimed the Bible did not outlaw same sex unions.
“I am standing with the LGBTQ as a woman of God. The bible is not against gay sex it is only that people understand it differently. The Bible doesn’t condemn or judge just like Jesus never judged,” she argued.
Nzilani observed that Jesus would come for members of the LGBTQ community just like other people who have committed other different sins.
The Good Book however is clear on homosexuality in Leviticus 18:22 where it states a man must not lie down with a male in the same way they lie down with a woman, terming the act detestable.
“Jesus came for whoever believes and those who come to him the way they are. Gays and lesbians are like other people and deserve the freedom to express their feelings,” Nzilani explained.
The self-proclaimed evangelist who said she attends a church situated near Odeon Cinema, Nairobi, confessed she had a penchant for women.
She said she had lost her husband and suffered at the hands of her in-laws who forced her to move in with another woman.
“I am a woman of God. I am a widow and I love women. I love women especially this time when my husband has gone. I don’t relate with men and I'm an ally of this agenda,” she said.
A three-judge bench is set to deliver the landmark ruling on Friday, May 24.
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