A Pretoria High Court judge has ruled in favour of a homosexual man, Johan Strydom, for so-called 'unfair' dismissal based on his sexual orientation.
In this watershed, unrighteous--and indeed, evil--ruling, the judge ordered the NG (Dutch Reformed) Church of Moreleta Park here in Pretoria, to apologise to Strydom for its conduct against him, and also to pay him R87 000 in damages.
At the time of his dismissal 3 years ago, Strydom was living in a homosexual relationship.
The ruling by Judge Dion Basson will have dire consequences for churches, and indeed for Christianity in this nation. Based on his ruling, it probably will not be long before anyone who speaks out against the evil and despicable lifestyles of homosexuals will either have to pay up, or worse, go to jail.
I do not believe for a moment that Strydom did not know about the church's stand on homosexuality. That makes Strydom the fraud in this case. He is the one who misrepresented himself in this situation. Further, I am sure that if the church fired someone for being in an adulterous affair, nothing would have come of it!
Strydom is living in sin, and his continuation in this sinful lifestyle demanded that the church fire him. The fact that there was no "shred of evidence that Strydom had to teach Christian doctrine as a music teacher," has nothing to do with the issue here. Any unrepentant sinning member in the church is to be excommunicated, whether he teaches doctrine at the church or not. Further, rendering excellent services at a church has nothing to do with a person's way of life. Even the devil can render good service, but that will not make a church employ him! Also, holding to the right "religious beliefs" cannot make up for a life of sin.
In my opinion, the Moreleta Church has absolutely nothing to apologise for. They stood for what they believed the Bible says about homosexual deviancy, and should be congratulated that they were willing to stand up against this evil.
The judge in this case should be ashamed for the ruling he made. Here in this Romans passage even those that approve of such heinous lifestyles such as homosexuality, are deserving of death (not inflicted by any human being, but God in the last day). Men like Judge Basson and Strydom can, however, escape this eternal death, typified by the eternal flames of hell, if they turn from their wicked ways, and follow Jesus Christ.