Friday, March 9, 2012

Church body reacts to ‘witch’ case

From The Church Times-

THE abuse of children accused of being witches will not be solved by regulating churches, or by making it illegal to accuse a child of being a witch, the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) said after the trial of a couple found guilty of the torture and murder of a 15-year-old boy whom they had accused of witchcraft.

Kristy Bamu was murdered on Christmas Day in 2010, in a flat in east London. His sister, Magalie Bamu, and her partner, Eric Bikubi, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, were found guilty on 1 March, and were sentenced to life imprisonment on 5 March.

Kristy had received 130 internal and external injuries from a variety of implements, before being drowned in a bath full of water.

The charity Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA), renewed its call for the practice of branding children as witches to be criminalised. “The branding of children as witches is in itself a serious form of emotional abuse, which leads to untold anguish and suffering by victims.

“There is nowhere in UK law where the link between witchcraft branding and emotional abuse is explicitly made, despite the level of harm and devastation that can occur. This anomaly needs to be urgently corrected.”

AFRUCA has also expressed concern about the activities of “rogue faith leaders” who are “preying on people’s beliefs to brand children as witches for the sole purpose of extorting money from their parents to perform fake exorcism rites”.

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1 comment:

Danny Haszard said...

Please examine the Jehovah's Witnesses who go door to door and come on our property.
Jehovah's Witnesses pedophiles.
Many court documents and news events prove that Jehovah's Witnesses require two witnesses when a child comes forward with allegations of molestation within the congregation. Such allegations have customarily been treated as sins instead of crimes and are only reported to authorities when it is required to do so by law, (which varies by state). It has also been shown that child molesters within the organization usually have not been identified to the congregation members or the public at large.
These people engage in a door to door ministry, possibly exposing children to pedophiles.

Although the Watchtower Bible Tract Society claims that known pedophiles are accompanied by a non-pedophile in such work, there is no law stating that such a practice must be followed.
The Watchtower corporation has paid out millions in settlement money already.
Danny Haszard abuse victim