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#174: A Protestant Crusade Against Bwa Kayiman in August? ( (fwd)
From: Rejin <email@example.com>
On Sat, 31 Jul 1999 Emmanuel W. Vedrine <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> [...} And according to the constitution,
> Haitians are free to practice their chosen religion. So, if "vozouyizan" or
> christians want to do their ceremony there, they want can do it peacefully
> and with respect for one another to stop this fight.
Sorry, Vedrine, but it's not about Christian religious freedom.
Those Christians who preach Holy War against the people's religion
cannot in the same breath speak of religious freedom, nor should they
be condoned in doing so. Religious freedom or basic human decency,
you will agree, would be for the evangelical sects to mind their own
business and stay the hell out of Vodou holy sites like Souvnans, Bwa
Kayiman or Sodo. How does one go to someone else's house or country
and pull this kind of nonsense? Who's financing this crazy crusade,
or rather, who stands to gain by unleashing one group of Haitians
People opposed to religious intolerance should speak up now, instead
of concocting excuses. This is especially true for church people out
there. Otherwise they will not have a moral leg to stand on, and will
only have themselves to blame when their brethren's provocation turns
ugly or gets smashed.