By Erin Parke
Christian missionaries are causing a fresh wave of upset in outback Australia, promising to bring people back from the dead, and promoting the idea traditional Aboriginal culture is a type of devil worship.
An investigation by Background Briefing has uncovered dramatic scenes in the Kimberley region, where Aboriginal followers of a Tongan-born preacher have set fire to artifacts considered sacred by many local elders, and dismantled and burned a spiritual law ground.
The approach of some recently arrived evangelists has been slammed by some Aboriginal leaders, including Labor senator Pat Dodson.
“They are a type of virus that has really got no credibility,” he said. “If they really understood the gospel then the gospel is about liberation.
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