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 African Christian body condemns U.S. evangelist

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NAIROBI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - A group representing millions of African Christians lambasted U.S. evangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday for inflammatory remarks encouraging the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
"No matter how he tries to justify it, Robertson's public demand that the United States kill Chavez is simply a tragic betrayal of the Gospel," said Mvume Dandala, general secretary of the Nairobi-based All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC).

"Robertson has made the mistake of believing that a brand of right-wing extremism is equivalent to the Gospel."

Robertson, founder of the conservative Christian Coalition and a presidential candidate in 1988, said this week Chavez was a "terrific danger" to the United States and aimed to be "the launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."


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