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August 6th, 2010
11:19 AM ET

Former Liberian warlord 'finds God,' seeks presidency

Prince Johnson - once a rebel commander in Liberia's civil war, and a man accused of crimes against humanity - says he has found God.

Twenty years ago, Johnson personally oversaw the torture and killing of Liberia's former ruler, Samuel Doe. Johnson is now a Liberian senator and a likely presidential candidate. And, he says, a changed man.

"No-one who accepts Christ remains the same," Johnson told CNN. "You are a new creature, a new person.

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Filed under: Africa • Christianity • Liberia • Politics

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. peace2all

    criminal.....religion... Christianity....... Well, haven't heard any of this before. This is a new one.

    August 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  2. joe valentine

    Let those criminals fdofffollow

    August 6, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  3. Kenster

    So, accused of crimes against humanity, he tries to hide from justice behind the skirts of the Christian religion, which is itself guilty of a shocking array of crimes against humanity itself.

    go figure

    August 6, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  4. Tellurian

    Isn't it fairly common for politicians to either "find god" or be "born again" when they see it as beneficial to their public image?

    August 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
  5. Bob

    The title of the article should be... Former Liberian warlord 'finds a way to appease morons', seeks presidency.

    The sad part is that it works. Many people accept ideas on the source rather then if they're valid or not. Look at the Reverand Al Sharpton. Would anyone pay attention to his moronic ramblings if he wasn't a so called "man of God"?

    August 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  6. David Johnson

    I'm always leery of criminals getting religion...

    August 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
    • Gary

      David Johnson, you know better only criminals and weak minded law abiding citizens get religion.

      August 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm |
  7. Grant

    It's a trap!

    August 6, 2010 at 11:57 am |
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