That Didn't Take Long: African Christian Leaders Blame Ebola On "Homosexualism"
God works in mysterious ways, including murdering innocent heterosexuals who have nothing to do with the gay community for things that said gay community does, according to the crazier side of the religious aisle. The latest collateral damage stemming from God and baby Jesus's hatred of gay people? The victims of the 2014 ebola outbreak.
The Ebola pandemic — which has killed 887 in West Africa including 255 in Liberia — has terrified people so much that some local leaders discern divine meaning in it. According toFront Page Africa and the Daily Observer, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called on Tuesday for all residents to fast for three days and pray for forgiveness.
“Relying on His divine guidance for our survival as a nation,” she announced, “I call on all Liberians to observe three days of national fast and prayer to seek God’s face to have mercy on us and forgive our sins and heal our land, Liberia, as we continue to fight against the deadly Ebola virus.”
That followed a recent recommendation by the Liberian Council of Churches, which said in a statement last week the outbreak has Biblical implications. “God is angry with Liberia,” the religious leaders said, according to the Daily Observer. “Ebola is a plague. Liberians have to pray and seek God’s forgiveness over the corruption and immoral acts (such as homosexualism, etc.) that continue to penetrate our society. As Christians, we must repent and seek God’s forgiveness.”
What will religious bigots in western Africa turn to when penance doesn't end up curing ebola?