Gun-toting preacher says deport Sudanese gangs
SAM Childers, the man dubbed the Machine Gun Preacher, has called for violent Sudanese gang members to be deported from Australia.
Childers, who has rescued 1000s of children out of war torn South Sudan, is currently on a speaking tour around Australia.
The former bad boy bikie was honored with the Mother Teresa award for International Social Justice back in 2013 - that award was given to him for his child rescue work and feeding programs in South Sudan and Northern Uganda.
When asked about the Sudanese gang problem here, Childers didn't hold back.
"Australia should ship violent Sudanese gang members back to Sudan and get them to experience what life is like where there families came from - it's no picnic."
"Any Sudanese that came to Australia need to thank God they could get out and come to your amazing country", Childers said.
"So-called Sudanese gangs are made up of older teens and some were actually born here or came at a young age,'' he said of the situation in Australia.
"I think they (parents) need to pack them up and send them back - let them experience 3 to 6 months of real life in a war torn country.
"It will teach them respect - they'll be begging their families to bring them back to Australia."
"People might say that I'm a too hard … if Sudanese teens don't abide by the law and are thankless of what Australia has given them … then put them on a boat or a plane and send them back to Sudan."
Childers is speaking at organisations, rehabs, soup kitchens, schools, prisons, churches and businesses in SA, Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and finishes in Queensland later in September.
He has around 180 Sudanese children at his main orphanage in Nimule, South Sudan.
His organisation also has orphanages and projects in Uganda and Ethiopia and looks after around 380 children 24/7 - they also prepare 12,000 meals every day in the countries he works.
Childers shot to fame after a CNN news crew hired him to take them into Northern Uganda and South Sudan back in 2004 to do a story on the infamous Joseph Kony and his rebel group the Lords Resistance Army (or LRA).
Kony is still wanted to today for heinous crimes committed against humanity - he is still on the most wanted list by the the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
Kony has also tried to kill him.
Fortunately for Childers - Kony never managed to get close enough - although Childers says he'd like to meet him face to face.
Childers wrote a bestselling book (Another Mans War in 2008) which was made into a Hollywood movie (Machine Gun Preacher in 2011 starring Gerard Butler) and has been a much sought after speaker since the motion picture was released
"Our children don't have TVs or violent video games - they're victims of war and need just good old fashioned love and security. They need to know there in a safe place - these children want to go to school and be educated - education is everything to them."
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