Such rhethoric isn’t new, but it is always damaging…
A friend of CAL on Facebook, Evans Adofo, who lives in Monrovia, brought this new story to our attention. The continent is in a silent diplomatic panic about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, which has killed over 1000 people across West African countries, with Liberia and Sierra Leone leading with the number of cases reported, and deaths.
As African countries rush to limit access to West Africa, by banning flights into and out of a number of countries, local efforts to contain the spread of the virus and to mitigate the number of people succumbing is commendable.
The Catholic Church and other religious bodies have come together to offer a ‘spiritual’ response to the epidemic. Their advice? God is punishing Liberians for their lax morals, and condoning of homosexuality. Which really means that it’s our fault that there’s Ebola in the first place.
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