So “the church” is against the proposed constitution with religious leaders rallying masses to reject the same. While I am up to date with all “the church’s” campaigns (the good, bad and ugly), I am quite angered by a number of things:
- I worship (not belong to or subscribe to) a certain “church,” by virtue of my relationship with God and will proudly vote YES in support of the proposed constitutions. Question is do I stop being a part of “the church” because “the church” is against the new document?
- Who gave “the church” moral/religious/constitutional authority to represent my views regarding the draft?
- Who gave “the church” the right to interpret the proposed constitutions for me?
- Why should I care that that “the church” has read the said document?
- When did “the church” decide to take up my decision making right (the very essence of my liberty) without my consent?
- And lastly, who the fuck is “the church?” and who does he/she/ it/ think they are?
So I watch TV with a large degree of anger, like really pissed off mad, and I see some “church” leaders rallying masses, asking them to reject the proposed draft. It’s all good and very much allowed, but I’d kindly urge these religious clusters to disassociate themselves from me and my decision making abilities. I think this mob of “church leaders” needs to come out very clearly and say something like:
“I, Bishop, disHonorable MP, Asst. Minister Margret Wanjiru, hearby declare ‘MY rejection to the proposed constitution as published by the Government of Kenya”
“I Apostle JM Ng’ang’a hereby declare that my church, specified as Neno Evangelism, opposes the proposed constitution and will vote NO in the forthcoming referendum. This stand does not in anyway represent the stand of other individuals, religious groups, churches or organizations in the country.
Now that sounds better! That could also save my life and probably maintain a semblance of peace in this country.
And The Nominations for Cheerleaders “Church-Leaders”-I-Wish-Not-To-Be-Associated-With-Ever Are…,
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru: Former black/red magician, turned pastor and later bishop. Shunned jigger infested former lover/husband for SA fiancee. Joined politics but then found to have rigged her way into Parliament. Even after such a heinous act, how this woman thinks her opinion counts as to which way I should vote on the Proposed Constitution is just absolutely annoying. How she still stands at the pulpit of Jesus Is Alive Ministries after all that shame, without even the slightest apology to Kenyans or the constituents she wronged is just.., just.., God are u reading this?
Archbishop Gilbert Deya of the miracle babies saga, pseudo child trafficking ponzi scheme. He said you couldn’t prove pregnancy with an ultra sound or other conventional methods because God’s ways are not our ways, but Scotland Yard isn’t buying that religious clap trap.
Pastor Joseph Hellon: You all know this guy.., and the other two musketeers, Esther Arunga(aka Esther Adongo Timberlake) and Fizzledog Timberlake. Hellon says he’ll be your president come 2013 by the way, so watch out for that, oh you highly educated voter.
Apostle JM Ng’ang’a: This one is the mother of all televangelism drama. Watching him, you’d think you’re watching a scene from The Exorcist. He makes me wonder what happened to good old preaching, sharing the word. Then I remember, very few of these guys went to theology school? Well, you’ll recall Ng’ang’a for his ban on trousers and short tight skirts in his church, Neno Evangelism. Oh.,. and during the fatal rally at Uhuru Park, he went ahead to curse (not bless) but curse those behind the bombing.
Brother Paul Kamlesh Patnii: Of the Goldenberg saga and certain dealings with the powers that were, turned church leader and televangelist. His name still comes up in various sagas that our journalists unravel. We haven’t heard the last of this brother yet. So wear your sunglasses and stay tuned.
Pastor Pius Muiru: First, dude should change his church’s name from Kuna Nuru Gizani to Kuna Kelele Mtaani. The amount of noise he makes along Tom Mboya Street is enough to make him a tourist attraction, if not a NEMA problem. So his youth group won a Kora Award.., yeeii!!! and his accent moves makes the crowds go weak in the knees. You’ll remember he tried to run for president in 2007 and settled for number never.
Your list is probably longer than mine, but I only had enough energy to note down these cheerleaders. Perhaps I should be faulted for judging them and others like them, but if these guys have the nerve to have a solid opinion on the proposed constitution, then I have an opinion about them as well. And like Mahatma Gandhi said:
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”