Adjust societal norms
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