Oh Africa! Everything doesn’t have to be religious o.
Reports have it that various religious leaders in Liberia have come out to say that the Ebola epidemic is a plague that has been unleashed on Liberia to punish “immoral acts” like homosexuality.
In addition there are local reports that “armed men” are allegedly trying to poison wells “to kill in the name of Ebola.” And there are also reports of bodies lying in the streets of Liberia’s capital Monrovia for days as relatives of deceased have dumped them outside their homes for fear of getting infected.
According to Front 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.”
Na wa o. Africa why can’t we take responsibility for our lives and stop blaming everything on God. I feel like we just stepped into the stone ages with that statement, more especially coming from the president.
What a leader! What’s sad is that she is no different from any other African leader.