A General Overseer of a Pentecostal church, Prince Chisodirim Ezuma and Founder of Jesus Intervention Household Ministry, has sensationally revealed that many clerics are gay. Ezuma who, at the moment, is being held by the police for infecting a young man, Ikem Anthony Shedrack, 16, with HIV, through anal sex, (although he denies this), attributed his ordeal to a deliberate frame-up by his sin partner. He also revealed how another “man of God” introduced him to the act.
“It is reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate” (1 Corinthians 5:1, NIV), Paul the Apostle noted in his letter to the Corinthians. If he were to write a similar letter today, he would, definitely, address it to pastors of whatever doctrinal colouration.
Immoralities of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate? That’s what sodomy is all about. It is not even animalistic because male animals, no matter the heat, will never mate with their fellow males. So, when priests of whatever doctrinal persuasion or profession – Pentecostal, evangelical, orthodox or unorthodox – who are supposed to serve as role models, as the moral compass of a depraved society, engage in such abominable act, then you can be sure that they have sunk morally lower than animals.
It is a shocking story that you are sure to find yourself asking over and over again, after you’ve finished reading: can this be true? Or, is the newspaper reporter making this up? But if the character at the centre of it all has gone to the extent of making a written confessional statement to that effect (personally signed by him, for the police), then it must be anything but a lie, much less a barefaced one.