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Religious Leaders in Liberia Claim Ebola Outbreak is God's Punishment for 'Penetrating Homosexualism'

Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 2.25.39 PMMore than 100 Christian religious leaders in the west Africa country of Liberia have signed on to a resolution blaming gays for the recent Ebola outbreak in the region.

The resolution, signed by prominent church leaders including Catholic Archbishop Lewis J. Zeigler, stated

That God is angry with Liberia, and that 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.

That a three-day indoor fast and prayer across the nation be observed, commencing next Wednesday, August 6th, and concluding Friday, August 8th.

Americablog adds that this isn't the first time Zeigler tried to blame Liberia's woes on the gays. Earlier this year, Zeigler asked: "“Where are we going as Liberians if we are advocating for homosexuality? Are we not calling for curses upon ourselves? How will a man marry his fellow man, this is an abomination. These are the same things that brought down Sodom and Gomorrah.”

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  1. Fingers crossed ebola finds every religious Catholic bigot in west Africa. The sooner the better.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Aug 7, 2014 2:43:38 PM

  2. Religious leader? Since when is being a manipulating con man a sign of leadership?

    Posted by: Marty | Aug 7, 2014 2:47:30 PM

  3. I am so glad that the Anglican Church is not the only one having to put up with the nonsense from Black African Bishops. These guys are such tribal king wanna-bees that their positions stink to high heaven of patronizing paternalistic BS in the guise of theological/ God-avenging self-righteousness. This, and their misogynistic thinking, prove that there are people living in the 21st Century who are really not alive.

    Posted by: Pierre | Aug 7, 2014 2:48:49 PM

  4. didn't the whole "god doesn't hand out contagious diseases to sinners" debate play out 30 years ago? aren't there other evils their god would could be punishing instead, like murder or genocide?

    sounds a lot like the "hurricanes are sent from god to punish sinners in coastal towns" argument to me.

    Posted by: northalabama | Aug 7, 2014 2:50:05 PM

  5. Oh, well, the rise of the lunatics.

    Why can't Satan or Lucifer or Sarah Palin be responsible for sh1t like Ebola? Why does it always have to be God. These religious nutcases really don't like God.

    Nope, they don't.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 7, 2014 2:50:27 PM

  6. Disgusting, yet following a time tested process of too many allegedly Christian religious leaders, rather than healing the injured and helping the poor and oppressed, use tragedies to further alienate the very people Jesus reached out to.

    Posted by: Dave C. | Aug 7, 2014 2:52:49 PM

  7. So where, exactly is Good Pope francis in all of this?

    Posted by: ben in oakland | Aug 7, 2014 2:56:02 PM

  8. CLEARLY, god punishes countries (and states) where they hate gays. Get a clue Liberia, Uganda, etc., you are cursed because you are evil sons-a-bitches. No country or US state with sames sex marriage for its people has ebola victims. A coincidence? Nope.

    Posted by: Moretruth | Aug 7, 2014 2:59:34 PM

  9. @ "I am so glad that the Anglican Church is not the only one having to put up with the nonsense from Black African Bishops."

    Have you heard American Protestant evangelicals' reasoning why natural disasters happen here? They often blame the growing acceptance of LGBT people.

    You've got your mind fixed on Africans. Why? And stop calling yourself "Pierre". Call yourself Adolf.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 7, 2014 3:01:41 PM

  10. what is this a trend now for the crazies..


    Posted by: Me | Aug 7, 2014 3:04:24 PM

  11. The plague was sent because of Evangelicals and Catholic bigots displeasing god.

    We've all seen the "God sent AIDS to punish gays" plaque cards of the Orthodox Hasidic jews ( see vids on this )and the Westborough wing nuts.

    If god was all powerful shouldn't that have worked to destroy us ?

    Now he sends something else. It must be for another guess is the Evangelicals.
    Got Ebola yet Scott Lively ?
    Are you working with the sick, Scott ?
    Or hiding out for the summer in your country retreat ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Aug 7, 2014 3:05:10 PM

  12. God is truly idiotic. He's upset at "homosexualism" so he inflicts primarily heterosexual Christians with a disease.

    Posted by: Daniel | Aug 7, 2014 3:13:33 PM

  13. Weird how vengeful deities get so pissy over every little thing, and conveniently decide to punish those who don't agree with them on their doctrine du jour with sickness:

    - Sex before marriage? You get the smallpox.
    - Not contributing enough to their places of worship? You get Cholera.
    - Not believing in their god blindly? you get AIDS
    - Thinking of going on the pill? You get the plague
    - Allowing Same-sex relations? You get Ebola.

    Those gods of theirs flip-flop so much in their threats they're starting to sound like a petulant Mitt Romney!

    Posted by: PHILIE | Aug 7, 2014 3:22:20 PM

  14. Love the shocking pink yarmulke!

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 7, 2014 3:25:20 PM

  15. We ought to quarantine every single one of these religious devils in a camp in Africa, set it on fire and dance to the sound of their screams.

    Scum sucking pigs.

    Posted by: Ted | Aug 7, 2014 3:27:28 PM

  16. Maybe "god" is angry with these religious bigots. Or not.

    Religion can't explain the cause and spread of Ebola, any more than religion has explained the cause and spread of AIDS. But religious leaders can help by urging people to follow the recommendations of health care professionals on how to prevent and stop the spread of the disease, and by urging compassion and care for those who contract the virus. Blaming the spread on an angry god inflicting people because of gay people is inexcusable and bigotry to the nth degree.

    Posted by: john patrick | Aug 7, 2014 3:31:17 PM

  17. Your God is lousy at his aim, he killing a lot of heterosexuals to get a few Gays.
    You'd think a God would have perfect precision aim.... or maybe he has your God doesn't like you very much.

    Posted by: Pat | Aug 7, 2014 3:33:30 PM

  18. @ JOHN PATRICK :

    The 'god' advocates have been condemning us forever.
    Now they are getting some push back. Everything here about 'god' is entertainment.
    After all there has never been any evidence of 'god'.......just like the UFO's.
    Actually instead of using the three letters 'g-o-d' you might as well use the letters UFO.
    Same difference.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Aug 7, 2014 3:41:05 PM

  19. What do you expect from savage Africa which swarms in ignorance and raw sewage?

    Posted by: ughyoureblack? | Aug 7, 2014 3:55:00 PM

  20. No surprise. American evangelicals will come after us for the after-effects of climate change as well. "It's not that gas-hogging SUV I've been driving for decades, it's THE GAYS!"

    Posted by: Gary | Aug 7, 2014 4:20:40 PM

  21. their god has awful aim since it is killing non homosexuals and christian missionaries are catching it

    Posted by: Shepherd | Aug 7, 2014 4:21:35 PM

  22. Always blaming gays, even though their own church is full of .... Their statement is disgraceful, awful and a lie. And the worst part, they know it. They use their power and positions to attack gays and to make people look elsewhere from church's problems. Finally, the situation there is very serious, focur on it and leave gays out of it.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Aug 7, 2014 4:22:00 PM

  23. There God goes again, missing the target.

    How can anyone believe in a "god" with such poor aim?

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 7, 2014 4:29:50 PM

  24. @ "What do you expect from savage Africa which swarms in ignorance and raw sewage?"

    I guess you move to Auschwitz where the Europeans will treat you with with hospitality and kindness.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 7, 2014 4:32:59 PM

  25. Yep, it's a VERY twisted kind of faith that makes these idiots and all the other radical, homophobic right-wingers around the world believe that the Christian/Jewish/Muslim god dishes out disease and catastrophes because their country or religion isn't killing enough gay people. This is just friggin' insane and evil.

    Posted by: Bryan L | Aug 7, 2014 4:37:38 PM

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