Last year, Princeton High School’s Prayer Group began charitably sponsoring Mawuli, a young African boy in need of assistance. This sponsorship, which helped provide Mawuli with basic necessities such as food and water, was going rather well until earlier this week when Mawuli revealed to the public that he is a homosexual. Following his announcement, Prayer Group elected to cancel their sponsorship.
“We just couldn’t support someone who doesn’t follow the Bible, even if he’s in Africa,” Prayer Group President Hezekiah Abraham ‘14, told the Dungeon.“We expect people in all parts of the world to blindly follow the same rules we do here.”
According to club treasurer, Rebekah Ezekiel ‘15, the choice was not an easy one. “We thought about helping him pray [the gay] away,” she told The Dungeon. “But given the distance between us and him it didn’t seem feasible. This is going to be tough for Mawuli, but he needs to learn his lesson. If he really wants to have sex with men, he should just join the Catholic Church. ”
As a result of the revoked sponsorship, life remains grim for Mawuli and his partner Amadi. Without funding from Prayer Group, the two young lovers remain faced with such troubles as hunger, disease and homophobia. Prayer Group’s decision is not the only obstacle their relationship faces. Mawuli and Amadi may never get a chance to marry, as a marriage ceremony could cost them up to 500,000 Namibian dollars (roughly 4 USD).
Following this news, concern for Mawuli has spread throughout the school. Even students without affiliations to Prayer Group have begun to worry about Mawuli’s future. Citing previous Prayer Group sponsorships, Alex Richards ‘16 believes things won’t end well for Mawuli. “When Prayer Group ends a deal like this, they’re making a statement,” he said “Just look at what happened to their last sponsoree, Philip Seymour Hoffman.”
“Helping those in need is very important to us,” continued Abraham. “That is, as long as those in need lead the exact same type of lifestyle we do.” The group has announced plans to reinstate Mawuli’s sponsorship upon confirmation that he has been cured.
Prayer Group was also shocked to learn that Mawuli is a licensed abortionist.