Makena Njeri has revealed that she no longer goes to church ever since she came out as gay.
The Bold Network Africa CEO who came out as gay in 2021, revealed this in an interview with Sauti Sol's Bien. She says soon as she did so, she felt judged and unwanted by members of her former church.
“I have said this so many times. I am a Christian I love going to church, but I stopped going to church when I came out,” she said.
Adding, because immediately, I walk into the church after and I did not feel safe anymore. Because from the priest, the women, the choir, the people seated next to me, is just like what are you doing to church and we watched your Ted Talk two days ago?”
Makena said that she was surprised that despite being taught that God's worship place was a safe haven, where she could run to and seek protection and love, she unfortunately didn't feel that.
“So you get? and when we were growing up, we were always told that the church is a safe space for all of us.
It changes immediately when you start living your truth. I would be comfortably be going to church if there was no judgement but religion has been used to weaponize completely.”
The bold Makena came out as a member of the LGBTQ when she appeared on TEDx Talks last year as a guest speaker.
Makena who is a well known human rights activist actress said the last 10 years saw her struggle to live a normal life, “conforming to the different societal norms that have been placed on us from a very young age”.
“I remember for the first time in my life after very many years looking at myself in the mirror and I said to myself, I am gay, I am unique and this is my truth.”