Apostolic and evangelical Christian churches in Zimbabew are discouraging and even banning their worshippers from taking their medications for HIV/AIDS, and other conditions, and they are dying by the hundreds. Because Jesus cures AIDS. Presto!
Except that he doesn’t.
Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe
From Zimbabwe NewsDay (emphasis added):
Apostolic and Pentecostal churches with their origins in West African countries now based in Zimbabwe have been cited as the major culprits.
This sad story came to the fore during the recent burial of Tambudzai Mazvihwa (not real name) of Banga Village in Shurugwi.
According to speakers during her burial, she had stopped taking her anti-retroviral medication and developed complications, which later caused her premature death.
“Parents and relatives, I think you are all aware that our daughter here was taking anti-retroviral drugs, but for the past five months she had stopped her medication on instructions from her church elders who had prescribed holy water instead of the pills. It is the holy water that has caused her death. Had she continued with her treatment, she would be living up to this day,” said an elderly headman during her burial.
Only a few villagers attended the burial and members of her church did not attend for fear of being beaten up for having caused her demise.
As men shovelled red gravel onto her grave, some spoke in low tones condemning the acts of her church.
There was no cross, no flowers and no name on her grave. Tambudzai is yet another victim of the doctrinaire religious sects that are taking Zimbabwe by storm; she is among hundreds of other worshippers who met a similar fate.
There are also many versions of Christianity, with some churches overtly borrowing from traditional religious practices such as divination, witch hunting and “spiritual” healing.
This is more of the results of Christianity in Africa. A witch is on trial in Zimbabwe. She flies 120 kilometres at night, naked with two other naked witches in a straw basket, doing … you know, witchy things.
These are the same Christian people continent-wide who hunt down children suspected of being witches; the children are imprisoned, brutally tortured, mutilated, and/or killed. They are the same Christians murdering gays in Africa. These are the same Christians defended by the likes of Jason “Molotov” Mitchell, who apparently thinks that Christianity in Africa has anything in common with American Christianity.
From the flying witch article in Afrik.com (emphasis added):
Aren’t these christian churches in Africa supposed to be using the same goddamn bible (with further mistranslations) as our christian churches? Aren’t we the ones who send missionaries there to teach this shit?
From the LA Times story: “At first glance, there’s nothing unusual about the laughing, grubby kids playing hopscotch or reading from a tattered Dick and Jane book by the graffiti-scrawled cinderblock house. But this is where children like Abigail end up after being labeled witches by churches and abandoned or tortured by their families.
“There’s a scar above Jane’s shy smile: her mother tried to saw off the top of her skull after a pastor denounced her and repeated exorcisms costing a total of $60 didn’t cure her of witchcraft. Mary, 15, is just beginning to think about boys and how they will look at the scar tissue on her face caused when her mother doused her in caustic soda. Twelve-year-old Rachel dreamed of being a banker but instead was chained up by her pastor, starved and beaten with sticks repeatedly; her uncle paid him $60 for the exorcism.
“Israel’s cousin tried to bury him alive, Nwaekwa’s father drove a nail through her head, and sweet-tempered Jerry — all knees, elbows and toothy grin — was beaten by his pastor, starved, made to eat cement and then set on fire by his father as his pastor’s wife cheered it on.”
Yep, the very same bible used to torture and kill children in the name of the loving God is the same bible that we use to excuse slavery and subjugating women and killin’ faggots. It’s the Book that our U.S. religious leaders use to preach divisiveness, intolerance and hatred.
These childrens’ blood is on the hands of the U.S. missionaries who instruct the African pastors how to practice christianity.