It's all the rage in backward African countries where American evangelists have plied their magic - homicidal homophobia.
It begins by a couple of cracker shamans (like Scott Lively, author of "The Pink Swastika") staging rallies at which they convince the locals that the homosexuals in their midst pose a dire threat to their children and their society. Once the idea sets in, the rest pretty much takes care of itself.
Their biggest success so far has been in Uganda. But this weekend in Ghana five attackers, one of whom was an evangelist pastor, seized 72-year old Ama Hemmah, tortured her into confessing she was a witch, and then doused her in kerosene and set her alight.
This video gives you a look into these odious Christianists:
Transforming Uganda / low resolution from Bruce Wilson on Vimeo.
If you're looking for more information on evangelical savagery you can begin here, and here, here and here.
Being accused of being a witch is a very serious issue in many parts of Africa. A cousin has just had a book published on the topic.
"Spellbound" by Karen Palmer, publisher: Free Press, Oct./10.
She is a freelance journalist that spent a few years in various parts of Africa and is writing from experience.
It's unfortunate that the Christian answer for some to the accusation should be as you described.
Wow! Those Christians are really horrible, you should move to a Moslem country where you’ll definitely be safe. Unless you are a homosexual, a women, a Jew, an atheists or Christians. Oh wait a minute, all Christians are bad! So if Moslem kill them it no big loss.
You are one sick person
Actually Deno, I'd suggest to you that the really sick types are those evangelical fundies that have done so much to promote homophobia in Africa. I would suggest that but won't because you're apparently of that same ilk. You sound like you would be pretty comfortable with them. BTW, learn to spell Muslim, moran.
I hate these f*ckers. They sound just as cult-like as Scientologists.
I really miss CBC Overnight when they actually featured direct feeds with top notch foreign broadcasters, including one based in South Africa I believe. It was a great source of information not covered by NA press. Anyway, they used to feature interesting documentaries. One of them highlighted the growth of an evangelical movement (perhaps in Ghana) that was encouraging participants to join as a way to make themselves rich.
I'm no fan of any mission-conversion driven religion and have little sympathy when their missionaries are arrested. Preying on victims of poverty, disease and disaster to get converts is just obscene. I do not include religious aid groups who actually do help without proselytizing.
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