Christian Missionaries to Haitian survivors: convert or die

March 1, 2010

You may think I’m being overly dramatic in that headline but Pastor Frank Amedia of Touch Heaven Ministries pretty much said just that:

“We would give food to the needy in the short term but if they refused to give up Voodoo, I’m not sure we would continue to support them in the long term because we wouldn’t want to perpetuate that practice. We equate it with witchcraft, which is contrary to the Gospel.”

This is why no matter how much good is done by missionaries, it will never be a moral act and will never earn my respect. These assholes use food to bribe the less fortunate into converting and if given a choice, would rather people starve to death than live out long, healthy lives as non-Christians. Where’s this objective morality I hear so much about?

Is it any wonder that Haiti’s supreme Voodoo leader vows to wage war against the evangelicals?

Haiti’s supreme voodoo leader has vowed to wage “war” after Evangelicals attacked a ceremony organised by his religion honouring those killed in last month’s massive earthquake.

The attack on Tuesday in the capital’s sprawling Cite Soleil slum came amid rising religious tensions, as Protestant Evangelicals and other denominations recruit followers in the wake of the earthquake that killed more than 200,000.

Some of the fresh converts have said they did so because they believed God caused the earthquake.

“It will be war – open war,” Max Beauvoir, supreme head of Haitian voodoo, said in an interview at his home and temple outside the capital.

Yup, another problem made infinitely worse by religion.