Friday, February 27, 2009

This is a new level of awful

(From BBC News)

A former Rwandan priest has been given a 25-year jail sentence for committing genocide, sexual assault and kidnapping during the 1994 killings in Rwanda.

Emmanuel Rukundo, a former army chaplain, took part in the abduction of Tutsis who sought refuge at a seminary, many of whom were later killed.

...He is the second Roman Catholic priest to have been convicted of genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Now obviously this is something that was not condoned on any level by the Catholic Church. This man (and the other guy. I can't believe there were two...) is an outlier. Knowing that, however, doesn't diminish the horror of Rukundo's actions. This is a man who studied the Scripture, and who not only believes in Jesus Christ, but who teaches the Gospels to others. And yet he has participated in a great atrocity against humanity. Not very Christ-like, Rukundo.

Malachi 2:10 (NIV) says:
Have we not all one Father? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our fathers by breaking faith with one another?
Racism is not consistent with Christianity, Rukundo. Nor is killing. Nor rape, nor betrayal. You have betrayed not only the people who came to you for protection, but the God to whom you profess allegiance. Way to suck, Rukundo. WTFWJD?


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