A South African Church has been described as demonic and discriminatory for allegedly refusing to allow blacks attend its service.
According to report, the Church disallowed two black journalists from attending service on Sunday
It was gathered that the Afrikaanse Protestante Kerk church in Orania, told the journalists “the church is only for whites”.
The journalists, who were said to be on an assignment, decided to attend a Sunday service before returning to Pretoria but they were intercepted at the door by the church leader, identified as one Mr Theunis Oukamp.
Oukamp stated that, allowing black people into an all-white church would be violating the “rights of Afrikaans people”.
“I am now in a difficult situation. You know that Orania is only for white people, this is why we are here. You must understand I know you want to serve God and everything but I have to protect the rights of Afrikaan people. So I cannot let you in, you guys can go to any other church, but this one is only for white people,” Oukamp told the journalists.
The president of the South Africa Union Council of Independent Churches, Archbishop Modiri Patrick Shole, who expressed shock over the incident, stated that he finds it difficult to believe that after 23 years apartheid ended, there is still segregation in the body of Christ.
“We don’t discriminate in church because before God we are one – whether white or black. I find it weird that we still have discrimination in the church,” he said.