LIBERIA: House Speaker Opposes Calls To Christianize Liberia

02c3690c1c0f065ff00387ae9425f29c_XLHouse Speaker J. Alex Tyler has declared his opposition to calls to make Liberia a Christian state.

Speaking to the Liberia News Agency in Ganta on Sunday following his tour of the south-eastern region, Speaker Tyler pointed out the country’s problem is not based on religion and, as such, Christianizing the state should not be the concern of Liberians.

“Liberia’s problem is not about religion and so I don’t want Christianizing the state to be our problem,” Speaker Tyler stressed.

He suggested that Liberia remains a secular state as it is, noting that Christianizing Liberia is a recipe for conflict.

Proposition 24 emanating from the National Constitution Review Conference held in Gbarnga, Bong County last year calls for Liberia to be declared a Christian state as part of a national referendum.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.