Churches involved in torture, murder of thousands of African children denounced as witches. Catholics also being targeted

By Protestant Chirstians.

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EKET, Nigeria (AP) — The nine-year-old boy lay on a bloodstained hospital sheet crawling with ants, staring blindly at the wall.

His family pastor had accused him of being a witch, and his father then tried to force acid down his throat as an exorcism. It spilled as he struggled, burning away his face and eyes. The emaciated boy barely had strength left to whisper the name of the church that had denounced him — Mount Zion Lighthouse.

A month later, he died.

Nwanaokwo Edet was one of an increasing number of children in Africa accused of witchcraft by pastors and then tortured or killed, often by family members. Pastors were involved in half of 200 cases of “witch children” reviewed by the AP, and 13 churches were named in the case files.

Some of the churches involved are renegade local branches of international franchises. Their parishioners take literally the Biblical exhortation, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”

“It is an outrage what they are allowing to take place in the name of Christianity,” said Gary Foxcroft, head of nonprofit Stepping Stones Nigeria.

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Edited to add this Link Catholics are also being targeted.

I watched a documentary on this once, its so sad. How could they do this??

I think you should put ‘Protestant Churches’ in the title, because it is misleading. As far as I know, the Catholic Church doesn’t have any part of this. Neither the Orthodox Church.

I figured Cathlics being targeted would send that message.

Sad thing is while still a Catholic I showed my Parish Priest a documentary about this (I bet the same one you saw) and his response? Stop looking at stuff like this and spend more time reading Catholic Teachings.

I know these Churches are expanding into Ireland, the UK, India and here in the USA. Needless to say we neo-Pagans are REALLY worried about this. Especally with some boasting about maiming Wiccans, running Pagans out of there towns and even a few being lynched.

This is the final psychosis of Protestantism. Without any guiding authority, Protestantism will continue to devolve into the ‘liberal’ camp (i.e. gay Episcopal bishops, dogs being baptized, etc.) and the ‘fundamentalist’ camp (i.e. WBC types and this sort of craziness).

EDIT: And if these nuts are targeting Catholics, then maybe we need to form armed bands and fight back. A new Crusade in the making…

This is the final psychosis of Protestantism. Without any guiding authority, Protestantism will continue to devolve into the ‘liberal’ camp (i.e. gay Episcopal bishops, dogs being baptized, etc.) and the ‘fundamentalist’ camp (i.e. WBC types and this sort of craziness).

In fairness, let it be noted that this is NOT an example of fundamentalism in the least.

In fact, to associate these atrocities with “fundamentalism” is an egregious misuse of the term.

Christian fundamentalism is a movement in Protestantism that began as a reaction against theological modernism. As articulated by Machen (a Presbyterian from Princeton), it emphasized the following points as both intellectually defensible and “fundamental” to Christianity:

• the verbal inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture
• the deity of Jesus Christ
• the historicity of the Gospels and Christ’s miracles
• His substitutionary atonement
• His literal death and Resurrection, Ascension and imminent Personal Return

So, as you can see, pouring acid down the throats of “witch children” has nothing to do with fundamentalism.

Neither, for that matter, does Westboro Baptist Church.

On the other hand, as far as it goes, there is a lot in common between classical fundamentalism and C. S. Lewis’s “mere Christianity”–or even the Catholic faith.

It’s been a while since I’ve been on here, but I just had to put my two cents in on this one. These so-called “Christians” who are committing these attrocities are unfortunately stuck back in Old Testament times. They apparently haven’t paid any attention to the fact that Jesus himself didn’t let the crowd stone a woman to death who was caught committing adultery. If the accused people are really witches, These churches need to be trying to convert them to Christianity instead of putting them to death. I have a soft spot in my heart for little kids, and hearing what they did to that little boy is horrible.

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