posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 10:33 PM
There is little doubt that that some missionaries have helped Africa and Africans in many ways.
However, it is so sad to see that others have compounded the problems of witch-hunting and homophobia.
In SA we have many gay refugees from all over Africa, and almost invariably they went through some Christian "healing" ritual, and eventually they
were almost murdered, or had their limbs hacked off.
In SA many of these US-styled sham churches are spreading, and I wonder sometimes how long we should let this continue.
Who bears the social cost of small children accused of being witches, and is it fair on SA to get so many refugees?
Surely when religion goes wrong, the religious should pay.
Here is a Special Assignment program titled "It's illegal to be me", which tells the story of homosexual refugees to SA from the Congo and Uganda.
While I have nothing against religion: when it comes to encouraging harmful practices, and bringing out the worst in a society, and breaking up
families for gay people, then I think it is time to organize ourselves.
We will not forgive, and we will not forget.
How can we?
Are we not human?
While certainly not all Christians are guilty, or even homophobic, I do think they could do more to limit social harm, instead of increasing
edit on 3-11-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)