Writing about the pre-genocide Church in Rwanda and the situation at the time that the RPF launched its invasion of the country in 1990, Bishop Laurent Mbanda says that the West was confused:
Some Christians around the world were disappointed in the Rwandan church leadership, while others were morally and financially behind them. From my discussions with executives of Western-based Christian non-government organizations and mission agencies, I have come to learn that many were confused and did not know what to believe about the Rwandan situation. So they continued working relationships with church other indigenous Christian organizations in the country, based on the relationships and trust developed over the years prior to the 1990 war situation.
The same situation prevails today. Most in the West are confused and do not know what to believe, if they have even taken the step of learning about the other side of the reconciliation propaganda. You would hope that Bishop Mbanda would ease this confusion by speaking up about Rwandan government violations of GAFCON’s Nairobi Communique, which Rwanda violates all the time. The Nairobi Communique says:
We commit ourselves to work for the transformation of society though the gospel. We repudiate all violence, especially against women and children;
Are these empty words when it comes to those tortured by the Rwandan DMI?