Ad­just so­ci­etal norms

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Pa­trick Mphuthi

FOL­LOW­ING the furore over Somizi walk­ing out of church in protest against gay bash­ing by the pas­tor, (The Star, Jan­uary 23), it is clear lines be­tween re­li­gion, tra­di­tion and re­al­ity are blur­ring.

It is sci­en­tif­i­cally proven, hu­mans are com­plex, with vary­ing sex­ual in­cli­na­tions ev­i­dent in our testos­terone lev­els. It is also a fact some are born with both male and fe­male re­pro­duc­tive or­gans.

Churches and tra­di­tion­al­ists can no longer be in­tol­er­ant. They should stop play­ing God.

In­stead of alien­at­ing and throw­ing stones, ro­bust de­bate needs to en­sue on how to deal with this is­sue.

Leg­is­la­tors, doc­tors, psy­chol­o­gists, church and tra­di­tional lead­ers, all need to re­visit, en­gage and re-ed­u­cate on this in­evitable re­al­ity. But the chal­lenge is for so­ci­ety to de­ter­mine where we draw the line in de­bates that may, in­ad­ver­tently, spark fur­ther de­bates about in­cest or bes­tial­ity. Gallo Manor, Sand­ton

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