Sunday, November 1, 2009

Churches in Nigeria denounce children as witches

The 9-year-old boy lay on a bloodstained hospital sheet crawling with ants, staring blindly at the wall.

His family pastor had accused him of being a witch, and his father then tried to force acid down his throat as an exorcism. It spilled as he struggled, burning his face and eyes. The emaciated boy barely had strength left to whisper the name of the church that had denounced him - Mount Zion Lighthouse.

Churches in Nigeria denounce children as witches

1 comment:

Hermgirl said...

We need to do something about this. But what? What would happen if I wrote to Hilary Clinton?

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