Tuesday, June 23, 2009

South Africa: Continuing attacks on religion, by (ANC and National President) Zuma Allies: Friends of (President) Jacob Zuma, accuse body of RSA mainstream churches (including Catholic Church) of trying to create a "cult" out of Christianity

(Catholic Watchdog South Africa; c.f. IOL  [Independent Newspapers South Africa] (Secular; independent; South African) 23 / 06 (June) / 2009)


Article by Marc Aupiais


IOL (IOL (Secular; independent; South African) 23 / 06 (June) / 2009) reports: that the Gauteng Branch of "Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust", an infamous business alliance, which is known for their public backing of the current South African President: Jacob Zuma, has in Gauteng province, accused the South African Council of Churches (SACC) of Privatizing Jesus, and attempting to control Jesus and Christian religion, and of attempting to create a "cult" out of Christianity.

 Jacob Zuma, who avoided hundreds corruption charges, when his allies fired the previous National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), and disbanded the Task force (Organizaed Crime Unit: Scorpions) investigating him for corruption, who himself is a New Wave "honorary Pastor", and a pilygamist, is no stranger to having his allies attack religion. Important sources in communistic trade union, Cosatu, memorably attacked the Ten Commandments, when Zuma committed adultry on his many wives, with a woman who accused him of rape, and has fled the country, a judge had "clearedZuma: the ANC has refused to guarantee the particular AIDS activist woman's safety. Zuma followers had accidentally stoned a woman who looked like her.

IOL quotes, what they call a  release this Wednesday, by the "Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust", in Gauteng Province, who have reportedly stated:

"We refuse like many other South African Christians to allow the SACC to conduct itself as if they own Jesus Christ. It has become clear that this religious body wants to turn the Christian religion into some sort of a cult belonging to a particular grouping."
(IOL (Secular; independent; South African) 23 / 06 (June) / 2009)

The South African Council of Churches (SACC), is an important body, representing many Christian mainstream, and somewhat known, and somewhat unknown religions in very "ChristianSouth Africa. One of its members is the Southern African Conference of Catholic Bishops (SACBC), which represents the local Catholic Church, on the SACC. Zuma has been accused of using religion to his own means. His controversial activities, have drawn flack from many local Christian churches' figures.

A major opposition leader, with ANC breakaway COPE, is a retired Methodist Bishop:


Jacob Zuma claims that the ANC will rule until "Jesus" comes, among other things: which local religious figures have called blasphemy.

Members of the South African Council of Churches (SACC), include: the so-called:


"African Catholic Church
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa
Baptist Convention
Coptic Orthodox Church
Council of African Instituted Churches
Dutch Reformed Church (Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk)
Ethiopian Episcopal Church
Evangelical Church in South Africa
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa
Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa (Natal/Transvaal)
Evangelical Presbyterian Church in South Africa
Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika (Observer)
Greek Orthodox Archbishopric of Johannesburg & Pretoria
International Federation of Christian Churches
Maranatha Reformed Church of Christ
Methodist Church of Southern Africa
Moravian Church in Southern Africa
Presbyterian Church in Africa
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Salvation Army
Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference
United Congregational Church of Southern Africa
Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa
Uniting Reformed Church of Southern Africa
Volkskerk van Afrika "
according to their website: http://www.sacc.org.za/members.html
The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, being the representation of the Roman Catholic Church, on the council.



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