Actress Zenande Mfenyana has sparked a debate on Twitter on why churches see s_ex as something punishable. The actress didn’t shy away from asking controversial questions on Twitter. Coming from a religious background, one would assume she witnessed or is very knowledgeable about the topic she raised.
In some churches, it is common practise where a woman who serves in the church, particularly the worship team or in public service, will be asked to step down if she falls pregnant but is not married.
One day we must discuss the Biblical concept of being asked to step down from the worship team because you have fallen pregnant,” said Mfenyana.
One day we must discuss the Biblical concept of being asked to step down from the worship team coz you have fallen pregnant. Is this in the scriptures? Or is it done to humiliate the expectant mom? Why is sex seen as a punishment in the church? Questions we will one day tackle 🙇🏽♀️
— Zenande Mfenyana (@Zenande_Mcfen) February 17, 2021
Mfenyana’s interest was whether this was in the scriptures or is it done to humiliate the expectant mom? Tweeps shared their thoughts, experiences when they or someone they knew fall pregnant outside marriage. One user said, “The worst part of this practice is that the woman bares the brunt of the punishment. A punishment that can go as far as ex-communication/ ostracism from the church.
The bible is very clear on pre-marital sex. I understand your question to be why sexual sins are given more weight than other sins. They don’t remove liars and gossipers from the worship team. Is there biblical support for such a practice anyway or have men made up their own?
— Ntsako Baloyi (@Mr_NtsakoBaloyi) February 17, 2021
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