The New York City Skeptics Meetup Group Message Board › "Saving Africa's Witch Children," Wednesday, May 26, at 8 PM, on HBO2
New York, NY
Learn about the efforts of African humanists and skeptics to oppose witch hunts, and to provide care for the victims. Thousands of children have been abandoned or worse -- often tortured, maimed, or killed -- on suspicion of being witches.
This week Wednesday, May 26, at 8 PM, the British documentary Saving Africa's Witch Children will be shown on HBO2.
Note that the African witch hunts are NOT purely a resurgence of indigenous African beliefs, but are also influenced by today's most rapidly-growing (worldwide) form of Christianity, the independent charismatic churches. Worse yet, there are close ties between African witch hunters and the American religious right wing. For example, Sarah Palin was "anointed" by Thomas Muthee, an African witch hunter. And their are churches here in the U.S.A. with a similar witch hunt mentality. For example, the well-known now-disgraced former megachurch pastor Ted Haggard used to brag about having driven "witches" out of town.
For more information, see:
About Sarah Palin and Ted Haggard, see:
Edited by Diane on May 24, 2010 3:23 PM