Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Cheap victims

South Africa keeps showing itself as one of the most liberal governments and most liberal judicial systems in the world.
It makes me wonder where it all will end. With a government and judicial philosophy such as this, without the clear intervention of God Himself, I cannot see how this country will not end up in anarchy. Perhaps that is exactly what this government wants. Since, if that happens, they will have to come out in force to restore order. In this event, they will prove themselves as "saviours" in a mobocratic country, thereby installing themselves as sole rulers of this country. They will become tyrants and rule with an iron fist, crushing anyone who disagrees with them under the guise of "keeping order."
In a recent case, a pervert from Switzerland who had sex with a 14-year old boy, received a R10,000 smack on his wrist and was sent back home to Switzerland! "Sorry my boy! You are a cheap victim! This nice Swiss man will pay us for destroying your life!" This seems to be the attitude of our judicial system.
It saddens me to know I live in a country where victims, on a daily basis, are being re-victimized by our own judicial system when the criminals get little slaps on their wrists!
"Come on planet Earth! Come to South Africa! Come violate our little boys with your perverted sexual lusts! Simply pay us, the big judicial pimps for the service of our boys!" In this case the government became the Big Pimp, declaring to the world that we do not value our own children.
Once again, it shows that justice does not rule in this country! All you need is money and you can get off! Even from being punished for such a heinous crime! It is disgraceful!
The chief whip of the ACDP (African Christian Democratic Party), Cheryllyn Dudley, MP released this statement:
29 November 2005
ACDP’s disgust at sodomy of minor
The ACDP finds it repulsive that Peter Zimmerman, the man arrested for sodomising a 14-year-old boy in Gauteng has been let off with a measly fine.
This action sends a strong message that anyone with financial means and a good legal team can commit a crime with no consequence. It also has the possibility of sending the message to foreign nationals that building South Africa’s tourism takes priority even at the expense of our children.
This is the price South Africans are expected to pay for promoting Pink tourism.
The long awaited Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill tabled in Parliament earlier this year which seeks to broaden the definition of rape to include male victims has been inexcusably delayed because instead of protecting minors, attempts are being made to lower the age of consent to have sex with an adult from the current 19-years-old to 16-years-old for boys. This will make conviction of the perpetrator impossible as it will place the burden on victims to prove that they did not consent to having sex. Furthermore, bribes and other forms of intimidation may come into play.
The Gauteng police department spokesperson Senior Superintendent Mary Martins-Engelbrecht was reported to have said that the arrest of Zimmerman was a warning to other foreign nationals that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated. The ACDP finds it hypocritical of the department to make such statements and at the same time letting Zimmerman off virtually scot-free whilst his victim will suffer a life sentence of consequences and is not even assured of relevant counseling and necessary health care.
This action reveals the real state of affairs in South Africa, where the value of a child depends on the whims and convenience of those who should protect minors and even the justice system is apparently prepared to turn a blind eye for the right price. Or is it the homosexual agenda being protected at any cost?
The ACDP will be raising these questions with the Department of Justice.
Thank you to the ACDP for standing up against this immorality of the judicial system not standing up for the defenseless. The Bible makes it clear that as Christians it is our duty to stand up for the defenseless, to ensure justice for the poor, the widow and the stranger.
If Christians do not stand up for what is right objectively, based on the Bible, then who will? Sure, there are some "human rights" organizations that might stand up for these people, but who knows; in time they may change their minds with the drifting sands of human opinion and no longer stand up for the defenseless.
I am of the opinion that this ANC government needs to be voted out as soon as possible, but even that is not soon enough.
The ANC government may have said in their hearts that they would cast off God's rule over the nation, but God will not sit back and let injustice and evil prevail.
(1) Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?  (2)  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,  (3)  "Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us."  (4)  He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.  (5)  Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying,  (6)  "As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill."  (7)  I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you.  (8)  Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.  (9)  You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."  (10)  Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.  (11)  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.  (12)  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psa 2:1-12 ESV)
God will not let the wicked go unpunished, and if that includes a wicked government that does not fulfill its God-given duties, then He will provide for the defenseless. If that means ridding the earth of evil governments, then He will. He has done it once with the Eastern Communistic block and He will do it again.
The sooner governments acknowledge God's sovereignty over the affairs of all spheres of life, including politics, the sooner these governments will stay God's judgement upon them.
If the ANC government has not heard the call to repentance yet, then accept this as its call to repentance.
Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand!
Just thinking...

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