A Fool In Haiti

BBC News – Voodoo religion’s role in helping Haiti’s quake victims

by on Feb.24, 2010, under In The News

BBC News – Voodoo religion’s role in helping Haiti’s quake victims.

Haitian musician Theodore “Lolo” Beaubrun is quoted in this article as saying, “Some Christian communities do not want to give food to voodoo followers. As soon as they see people wearing peasant clothes or voodoo handkerchiefs, they put them aside and deny them food. This is something I’ve seen.”

I find this such a horrifying thought – that people are being denied basic food and shelter based on their religious beliefs and traditions… More so with Haitian Vodou as it has been horribly vilified for several hundred years. But from my perspective, it is one of the world’s most beautiful and natural religions… I shall write more about Vodou as time permits. Knowing there is such prejudice out there is one of the main reasons I feel I’m compelled to go!

Now in no way do I feel all Christians would be this malicious, and the article states that it isn’t all. But the fact that it goes on certainly needs more attention drawn to it, especially in an earthquake zone where 230,000 people have just been killed….

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