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‘God is angry with Liberia,’ local religious leaders say, blaming Ebola on ‘homosexualism’

Posted on August 6th, 2014 at 15:14 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


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 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.”

  1. I dunno, several of the Yoruba orisa told ME that the problem is we’ve let them fall away in worship due to the Christians and the solution to the ebola crisis and all our other troubles is to get all the western, christian, and islamic influences off the continent. Just sayin’…

  2. @Mark — social solution is to get demagogues of all strips off the planet. Medical solution – science.

  3. @Mykolas – I agree, I’m just physiologically incapable of making any point without a little snark…sorry about that.

  4. @Mark – NP – I enjoy snarks! 🙂

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