By Paul Gifford
This examine examines the position of Christianity in Liberia below the corrupt regime of Samuel okay. Doe (1980-1990). Paul Gifford indicates that, normally, Liberian Christianity--far from being a strength for justice and human advancement--diverted realization from the reason for Liberia's ills, left switch to God's stunning intervention, inspired obedience and reputation of the established order, and hence served to entrench Doe's strength. This Christianity, devised in and regulated from the U.S., hence furthered nearby American financial and political targets, that have been designed to aid Doe's rule.
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1988, p . 12. Daily Observer, 17 J u l y 1989, p . 4. The historical context 31 TV testimony of the previous evening, and printed official news releases. Witnesses came forward to explain that Allison resorted to this ritual murder to overthrow Doe and make himself President. This testimony had the effect of complicating things so that it was not really clear whether Allison was being tried for murder or treason. Witnesses also insisted that Allison personally supervised the killing, even overseeing draining of the blood into a bucket.
More importantly, the Second Republic was just the First Republic renamed. 39 But in reality nothing had changed since the Tubman/Tolbert days, except that in many respects the regime was more blatant in its abuses and more inept. Many claim that it was Doe who himself put the clock back, by destroying all those forces, developing through the 1970s, that could have brought about genuine change. 40 Unfortunately Doe's 1980 coup and what followed destroyed all those developing forces so one will never know.
Daily Observer, 8 J u l y 1988, p . 6. Daily Observer, 9 A u g . 1988, p . 1. Liberia Update, 10 Sept. 1989; Scott was also said to have stated that Liberia should 58 not expect democracy for 30 years. Daily Observer, 8 Sept. 1988, p. 3. 30 Christianity and politics in Doe's Liberia his lifeless body. Podier's death meant that now eight of the original seventeen had been killed. Also, in the aftermath of this 'coup', two other members of the original PRC who had later been forced into private life were arrested.
Christianity and Politics in Doe’s Liberia by Paul Gifford