Are Disabilities A Curse?

Unfortunately disability is usually treated as an ailment that can be healed only by pity and miracles. As a result, constructive advise and moral support is hardly offered to families of the disabled.

This Zambian shared the reactions he faced when he visited the hospital with his son.

So I’m seated with him at the hospital, waiting for a doctor. Elderly lady across starts chatting with me. General chat about hin

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

friend of hers comes to say bye to elderly lady, and this friend is with a youngish man who looks a pastor *he was holding a chi big bible*

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

As friend to elderly lady was about to go, she comes and talks to me asking about my boy. She says he’s very handsome, asks “what’s wrong”

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

I tell her he’s got CP, and he’s fine. She again compliments his looks, then talks of her church. Worn Bible thumping Pastorman joins in

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

She says she’s going, asks if they can say a prayer for my boy. I’m like sure. Pastorman starts a prayer full of GAARD, LAAWD, A-MAINE

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

The prayer is all good *other then the untraceable American accent, and his inability to say God, Lord, or amen*. Prayer ends

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

He then touches my boys head, and tells me “Your boy is healed, he will walk, and he will talk, amen.” I just stared at him unsmiling.

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

He repeated the statement, and I would have punched him had the old lady not been there.

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

It is extreme fuckery to tell parent/parents of a disabled child that their kid will be cured by your American accented, half baked prayer

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

Being a parent of a disabled kid is hell. Every friggin day you live wondering what you could have done differently to have prevented it

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

Every so often, you’re told of some powerful pastor/prophet/man of God who can perform miracles. You’re told to travel to Naija with him

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

Very few people offer any meaningful advice, help, or prayer. Very few pray 4 u to stay strong in faith and soul. It’s all instant miracle

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

Disability is not a curse from God, or spiritual/demonic possession. Disabled people are people too, all they need is love and support

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

If ever you see a disabled person, let them be. Don’t be treating them like they are cursed/possessed and only prayers is all they need

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

They need prayers, support, physiotherapy, wheelchairs, etc. They don’t need recruitment into your spiritual warfare beliefs

— Comrade Mr Mulos Esq (@mulos) January 24, 2016

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