Phat Joe’s new show Cheeky Palate has been hit with 5 complaints at the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) over homophobic statements made during the show!ontroversial media personality
According to reports pastor Gerry Elsdon (nee Rantseli) she was dragged for comments that many interpreted as “homophobic” on the first episode of the 1Magic show when she voiced her opinion regarding what the Holy Book says about homosexuality and her interpretation, including application thereof.
Media personality and pastor Gerry Elsdon (nee Rantseli) has broken her silence as tweeps continue to drag her on Twitter for comments she made on Phat Joe’s latest show, Cheeky Palate, that relate to the Bible’s “stance” on homosexuality.
Times Live reports that the controversial show saw the host bring up the topic of homosexuality for his dinner guests to discuss over a meal. His guests included pastor Gerry, sangoma Gogo Dineo, author Nobuntu Websta, author Joshua Maponga, and musician Zwai Bala.
Gerry Elsdon (Pictured Left) said the scriptures did not compromise but added that a Christian’s first commandment, despite the “clear” anti-homosexual stance, was to love.
“It is in the Bible. It is the word of God. The word is very specific. I know people argue about “is the Bible the word of God and ancient scriptures and, and?
“The reality of the word of God is that it has been proved, researched, and approved as ancient scripture, and also disapproved by many over many centuries. People love to disapprove of the word of God. The bottom line is that the word of God is very clear that homosexuality is a sin,” she said.
Cheeky Palate is produced by Connect TV for 1Magic.