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MACHA, Zambia (RNS) In a country where a third of the hospitals are mission-run but government-funded, church and state are intrinsically intertwined.

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  1. This sentence is unclear, and perhaps intentionally so:

    ‘“People want the church to do so many things,” Siame said, noting how people want churches to take up issues like abortion rights.’

    Which could mean:

    a) “People want the church to do so many things,” Siame said, noting how people want churches to fight abortion. , or:

    b) “People want the church to do so many things,” Siame said, noting how people want churches to promote abortion.

    Which is it?

    The term ‘abortion rights’ itself is self-contradictory and a gross obfuscation of the act of premeditated murder of helpless humans; it does not belong in Christian media.

    Respectfully, Peter Warner.

  2. Zambia is a constitutional Christian nation!!! Take notice hard line right wing conservatives, you now have a place to go where your ideology won’t repress anyone else. British Airway flight 182 leaves from N.Y. J.F.K. tomorrow at 10:55 A.M., get on board and all of your separation of church and state issues will go away, as will mine, when you do.

    • The Zambians are being repressed. The church has essentially bought the government and created a state within the state.

      The article gave hints the hospital isn’t doing jack about HIV/AIDS or rampant overpopulation and infant mortality.

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