Tuesday, January 24, 2012
By any definition the Ratana Church is a cult in much the same way as Bishop Brian Tamaki's Destiny Church. Ratana preached that his way was 'the' way. Tamaki , same same. What's the difference?
Do we see 'our; leaders line up to do homage to the Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist etc etc faithful ... no way, and if they did there would be an outcry pointing to the need for separation of Church and State.
In all those Churches mentioned there will be represented supporters of each and every political party. That is to be expected.
So why is it deemed necessary to pay unseemly homage to a Church whose adherents are a minority in Maoridom and, by my count, has just two MPs adherents in Parliament?
Time for Key, Shearer, Norman/Turei, Peters, et al to back off.