Too gay to pray?

GC thought that his church would em­brace his new love with Jojo – man, was he wrong!

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Mrs Mad­lala is stunned by the guys’ en­trance. Mon-Wed SABC1 (*191) 20:30

No­body’s ex­pect­ing gos­sipy salon owner GC (Khaya Dladla) to set­tle down with a nice girl any time soon. But when he walks into church hand-in-hand with his boyfriend Jojo (Siph­e­sihle Cele) on Wed­nes­day 28 De­cem­ber, church board mem­bers Mrs Mad­lala (Ntomb­i­futhi Dlamini) and Hlengiwe (Gugu Gumede) are so shocked by this “scan­dalous” dis­play that Jojo is promptly fired as the church’s elec­tri­cal guru and barred from it too. And on Mon­day 2 Jan­uary, prompted by Mrs Mad­lala and Hlengiwe, Pas­tor Ayanda (Kay Sibiya) care­fully asks GC to “tone down his gay­ness”. But GC isn’t go­ing qui­etly…

THE BIG STEP

Tak­ing Jojo to church is a huge com­mit­ment for GC. “He feels the church un­der­stands him and the kind of life he lives. The fact that Mrs Mad­lala grows re­ally fond of Jojo makes GC feel like his boyfriend has been ac­cepted by his fam­ily,” re­veals Khaya. “Jojo ends up play­ing Mr Fix-It for the church as he is such a handy­man and that makes GC GC (left) and Jojo cause a stir in the church. so proud. And when his ‘bae’ agrees to go to church with him, it means he is will­ing to take the re­la­tion­ship to the next level. It’s as if Jojo is al­most ready to come out the closet, which would mean the world to GC.” So the re­ac­tion that the cou­ple get re­ally is a kick in their teeth.

BE­TRAYED TWO WAYS

GC feels ter­ri­bly be­trayed by his faith. “He thinks that church peo­ple are the last peo­ple who would judge him,” says Khaya. But what hurts worse is hav­ing his friends fail him, so he lays into Ayanda for his hypocrisy on Tues­day 3 Jan­uary. GC might have gos­siped, but he never shut Ayanda out. “GC has been so sup­port­ive to Ayanda with ev­ery sin­gle drama and sit­u­a­tion that he’s been part of. He has sup­ported Ayanda as a DJ, as well as a pas­tor. After the church kicked Ayanda out, he was also one of the peo­ple who fought for Ayanda to come back. And Ayanda un­der­stands that GC is gay, so GC feels like Ayanda has be­trayed him,” ex­plains Khaya. GC even ac­cepted Ayanda after he killed Pas­tor Nkosi (Mondli Makhoba) in Oc­to­ber this year. All that GC is ask­ing is that Ayanda ac­cepts the man he loves…

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