Friday, November 5, 2010

Blasphemy From the Pulpit

A black South African “Christian” pastor announced recently in his Sunday morning sermon that Jesus Christ had AIDS. AIDS as I am sure everyone knows is primarily thought to be a sexually transmitted disease, but it can also be spread by sharing dirty needles.

The claim has provoked outrage throughout the world with reverberations reaching all the way to my blog.

Xola Skosana is pastor of the non-denominational Hope for Life located in the Khayelitsha township. It would suggest that Jesus Christ was sexually promiscuous. Skosana is part of a growing charismatic movement in South Africa, and claims his message is more about giving hope than anything else.

By making the claim, he hopes to remove the stigma attached to HIV suffers in his country.

More than 5.7million people live with the virus in South Africa - more than in any other country in the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How can Jesus have AIDS when there's no historical account of it ever making it the Middle East or Roman Empire? That pastor needs to watch what he says.