Why the ACDP is eternally, religiously devoted to failure

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Why the ACDP is eternally, religiously devoted to failure

The Bible and the constitution make strange bedfellows, something the Christian party knows all too well

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These days, the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) boasts a single banner page as its temporary website. It states: “We are building a better experience” – an allusion, perhaps, to what is to come? Certainly that would be in keeping with the party’s general philosophical outlook.

The Wayback Machine, a wonderful virtual vault that archives old webpages, allows you to see previous iterations of pretty much any longstanding online address. Back in 2004, the party slogan read: “We stand for: Christian Principles, Family Values, Freedom of Religion, An Open Market Economy, Community Empowerment & Human Rights in a Federal System.” 

Today, that rather lengthy declaration has been curtailed somewhat. It now reads: “We stand for Christian Democratic principles and recognise that vibrant, healthy families are the building blocks of a strong, value-based society.”..

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