The Sunday Mail
United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has described gays and lesbians as mentally sick while his spokesperson, Pastor Prime Kufakunesu, believes the church’s forthcoming Easter function dubbed “Judgement Night 2” is a perfect setting for these “mentally sick” people to receive salvation.
Speaking during a church service recently, Prophet Makandiwa argued that homosexuals are people who are mentally deranged whom God has surrendered to their malfunctioning minds.
“God never thought anyone could do what they are doing. Men trying to be women, women trying to be men, trying to run away from the natural way of things, that’s a result of a reprobate mind,” he said, adding that it is amazing some of these mentally sick people are politicians, billionaires and big businesspeople whose influence often serves as some smokescreen to cover their mental sickness.
“What amazes me is that some of these people are billionaires. Some of these people with reprobate minds are in political positions. Now they are passing laws to support homosexuality, defending their reprobate minds. You can’t even advise them against it, they can even arrest you for that,” fumed Prophet Makandiwa.
He added that he has always wondered how people with these sick minds ended up very influential, with lots of money, and, at times, political power.
“How can someone get lots of money and yet he has a reprobate mind?” he asked rhetorically, before explaining that this was the strategy of the devil to cover this madness from the generality of the public and make it difficult for those affected to realise they are sick and, therefore, need some remedy for the sickness.
“Most people don’t believe such homosexuals (those with money, power and influence) are out of their minds because they have more money than you.
“Money is there to make them appear like they are normal, they are not normal,” he explained to some deafening cheers from his congregants.
Prophet Makandiwa’s dig at homosexuals was based on two scriptures he had given, Romans 1:26-28 and Genesis 18:21.
Romans 1:26-28 explains that “Because of this (homosexuality) God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for other men…so God gave them over to a reprobate mind so that they do what ought not be done.”
Prophet Makandiwa explained that homosexuals’ minds are minds that have gone off-rails and are far away from the Creator’s design and template.
“Their minds are no longer according to the design of God. What is causing men to marry other men is not because they have some natural desires towards other men in their blood. It is because of the condition of their minds. Their minds are rejects,” he argued, adding that homosexuality is one sin that God never anticipated human beings could commit.
Prophet Makandiwa said in Genesis 18:21, after God had received a report on homosexuality in Sodom and Gomorrah, He was still not convinced such an unnatural thing could happen hence he had to come down to check for himself.
“In this case God did not even trust to send angels.
“God himself who is all-knowing and omnipresent had to come down to earth to check whether these reports on homosexuality (in Sodom and Gomorrah) were true,” argued Prophet Makandiwa, adding that this alone should make people see the gravity of sin contained in homosexuality.
Commenting on the same issue, Pastor Kufakunesu said for a long time Men of God have been harping on the need for healing of physical bodies of their congregates without addressing mental depravity which is now rampant in society.
“The Man of God Prophet Makandiwa’s dig on homosexuality is an on-going crusade he has launched against mental sicknesses that affect the human race.
“If you have been following his sermons of late, he is emphasising deliverance of the mind and for sure such kinds of mental sicknesses like homosexuality are the ones he will be addressing during Judgement Night 2.”
Pastor Kufakunesu argued that these gay people need the help of those who are not homosexual to seek deliverance since, on their own, they cannot.
“You might wonder why I am urging relatives to bring such people for deliverance, it’s because, in their state of mental sickness, these gay people will never realise they are sick and therefore need deliverance,” he explained.