The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has invited all South Africans, particularly of the Christian faith, to join them in a protest march in Johannesburg on Saturday (November 10) against “what appears to be an attack on the Christian faith”.
In a media statement released today, ACDP President, Rev Kenneth Meshoe says: “When prayer was removed from our schools, Christians said nothing. When Ascension Day was removed as a public holiday, Christians did not fight it.
“Now the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities has recommended that Rastafarians be allowed to carry up to 100g of dagga on them without being prosecuted.
“It is this same Commission that has been conducting hearings that may result in the removal of Christmas and Good Friday as public holidays”.
Meshoe says: “The time for Christians to stand up and say ‘NO’ to subtle attacks on our faith is now”.
The protest march will take place from 10h00 on Saturday at Constitution Hill, 1 Kotze Street, Braamfontein.