The 21st Century Herod

Has the Congo been on your radar screen? It should be — a modern day Herod lives there.

It has been reported widely that for the last 20 years, children in Northern Uganda have been abducted, tortured, brainwashed, sexually mutilated and forced to serve in the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army.

The Lord’s Resistance Army?

What a misnomer!

What a lie!

Herod is still alive. He is still stealing children from their parent’s bosoms. He is still a wrong-headed religious fanatic.

The worst thing we have ever done in human history is to turn a blind eye toward the eggregious ways in which religion is used to abuse people, to abuse the poor, to wrestle power. Herod slaughtered a generation of little boys in an effort to head off the ascendancy of Jesus. Now, evil in the Congo — and bloated, selfish evil in America that has grown complacent with our own society which regularly throws away children — the 21st Century Herod — is on the rise.

Rachel — refuse to be comforted.

Children in the Congo deserve safety, clean water, food, shelter and the right to grow up in the arms of their parents.

Children in Haiti deserve safety, clean water, food, shelter and the right to grow up in the arms of their parents.

Children in Brooklyn deserve safety, clean water, food, shelter and the right to grow up in the arms of their parents.

Only Herod disagrees.

Only Rachel can do something….so, lift your voice, Rachel!

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Following The Way. Wife, Mom, Pastor, RevSisterGirlfriend, Advocate. Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman. I believe another world is possible.