Religion and Apartheid

It’s 1980s South Africa, and the apartheid regime is still in place. A priest of the Dutch Reform Church is making his way into the church building when he notices a black boy kneeling on the floor.

Outraged at seeing a non-white in his church he strides up to the offender and shouts “Hey boy, what are you doing in here, this is a white church!”

The boy looks up and gesturing towards a bucket says “I’m just scrubbing the floors, Boss.”

The priest is satisfied by this explaination and replies “Oh, OK. That’s alright then, but don’t let me catch you praying.”

(Originally a sketch by the late Irish comedian, Dave Allen)

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