Why some African governments are clamping down on churches

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  1. DarkSkies

    DarkSkies Well-Known Member

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    Some governments and [organizations] in Africa are starting to think churches should be held accountable to a being other than God.

    Of concern to many with interests in the Christian faith are the "prophet of God" or "man of God" churches.

    These are led by self-proclaimed prophets or messengers who are believed by their millions of devoted followers to have the power to perform a range of miracles from healing the sick, curing Aids and even raising the dead.

    But who dares take on these seemingly untouchable men?

    Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta recently called for the regulation of churches.

    The government there says the move is aimed at stamping out bogus churches.

    "They are thieves and not preachers. We have to consult and know how to remove them," the president is quoting as saying by Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation.

    When approached for comment on the [skepticism] around their sometimes bizarre practices, the response is often a variation of "we are being targeted" or "the Bible says the man of God will face opposition. Christ himself faced opposition".
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    Yes! This is only common sense, yes? Why should confidence men be allowed to fleece people under the guise of fairy-tales? At least the belief in the ancestors or ancient superstitions yielded labor or had the believers build things that benefited the people. The only thing a religion does is brainwash the people out of common sense and self defense. Good for Kenyatta.

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