I was asked to give my two cents on this so here it is:
There was a heated discussion this week among a group of vendors as they tried to decide whether homosexuals should be allowed to attend church and participate in worship.
They were responding to reports of a priest washing the feet of two lesbians during a church service last week.
They all came to the conclusion that the priest did nothing wrong and committed no crime.
"All those who are passing remarks and criticisms had better be careful, because we are all sinners," one woman said.
She explained why she believed the priest washed their feet.
"I believe the priest was following the example of Jesus. I know Jesus would have washed their feet and told them to go and sin no more," she said.
An older woman said she initially disagreed with what the priest did, but when she reflected on the matter, she came to the view that the priest could not have turned them away.
"If the priest had turned them away or chased them from the church, some of the very same people running up their mouth about it would criticise the priest and the church," she said.
She said it is not easy to please people and "those without sin must cast the first stone".
One of the women referred to an incident at her church last year where a pastor had sexual intercourse with one of the female members inside the vestry.
"So what happened to that pastor?" a member of the group asked.
"Nothing happened to him, he is still preaching at the church because they covered it up," she said.
The women began to list out various illegal and ungodly activities happening in some of the churches.
She said she knew of a case where a pastor got one member pregnant and is still head of the church, but not supporting the child.
"Murderers, thieves, rapists, homosexuals, fornicators and adulterers are holding top positions in some churches. So what is wrong in washing the feet of two lesbians ?" she queried.
"This is perhaps the only act of kindness the women have ever received in their life, and this could change their lifestyle," she said.
She also said she had nothing against homosexuals, as long as they do not force themselves on innocent children or influence them.
"Some homosexuals are barefaced. The ones who try to seduce young children should be locked up," she said.
The Sexual Offences Act which was passed in 2009 has provisions in place to severely punish adults who sexually offend children. Under the act, a child is a person who is under the age of 16.