I was discussing with two friends about the above topic, two of them are prolific writers. One a satirist the other one, a fire some-lady who never gives a damn, and she never regret about anything she writes on her website: Ms. Cleo Slick, “The Leo Lion Lady.”
My friend Mr. Micheal O. Omo-Ajisafe is a soft spoke,n gentleman with a venomous pen both on paper and to the readers, great satirist as well as a highly-skilled poet.
We started with what is the impact of Religion in our society at this present situation, I replied, that Religion has played a pivotal role in our society mostly in Nigeria, one by making some Pentecostal Prosperity Preachers multi-billionaires and by rendering some been slaves and been enslaved to fears of either known or unknown through ignorance, lack of knowledge and reasoning.
As I reiterated that this topic will and shall be step by step with contemporary occurrence about this topic, I stopped on a revelation of a Pentecostal Prosperity Evangelist and Preacher named Pastor Fireman in Lagos Nigeria.
We can now move on to another Pastor, Evangelist, of which her own story is a hot cake in London right now. Please, may i say here that this is another authentic report from #channel4news in The United Kingdom? Here we go.
Controversial ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio comes to London
A controversial Evangelical Christian and “witch hunter” arrives in the UK in the hope of performing exorcisms on children. But in Nigeria, a witch scares have resulted in violence, torture, and death.
The founder of the bizarre Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries has the Why of exploiting superstitious beliefs around demonic possession and endangering children.
Claiming to be a former witch, Ukpabio has advised parents, “If a child under the age of two screams in the night, cries and is always feverish with deteriorating health he or she is a servant of Satan.”
Are you under witchcraft attack? Ancestral spirit attack? Mermaid spirit attack?
She offers “deliverance” sessions, crude exorcism, which has been accused of fuelling witchcraft accusations against children in Nigeria.
A poster for Thursday’s planned event in South-East London promised “disconnections from all spiritual attacks” and asked: “are you under witchcraft attack? Ancestral spirit attack? Mermaid spirit attack?”
The leaflet urged Londoners to “come and be disconnected from all spiritual attacks”.
Channel 4 News has learned that the original Deptford venue pulled out after hearing about the nature of the event, and it had to be held elsewhere.
Ukpabio produces films about the supposed demonic possession of young children and mock satanic rituals performed by child actors. Her most famous work End of The Wicked shows child actors plotting to murder their parents and eat their flesh.
In 2008 the Channel 4 dispatches documentary Saving Africa’s Witch Children exposed the work done by Ukpabio’s ministry.
That documentary followed the work of Gary Foxcroft, an Englishman who devoted his life to helping vulnerable children through the charity Stepping Stones Nigeria.
His charity identified several root causes of child witchcraft accusations that can lead to abandonment and killings; chiefly, fake pastors are profiting from “exorcisms” and extreme poverty and superstitious cultural beliefs.
A report by Stepping Stones found that children accused of witchcraft end up living on the streets “without access to food, water, shelter, medical care or education”.
The charity also found evidence that these children could face vulnerability to child exploitation and trafficking. They have highlighted the case of an eight-year-old boy murdered due to fears he was a “witch” in August of 2010.
In another case had a girl had a nail driven into her head and was left with a permanent mental disability after being accused of witchcraft.
Now, what is Religion is turning to in Nigeria and beyond? When a Two-Year-Old is accused of witchcraft: For Heaven or whatever sake, why are we thinking so backward? why are we still enslaving ourself and even our children to a barbaric and what is making us a laughing stock to the developing world whose ideology now is Technology, Scientifical Inventions, Improvements of the younger one’s knowledge with modern educational facilities? One of The so called multi-billionaires Prosperity Pastor in the person of David Oyedepo slapped a young lady in his congregation, this is on YouTube, and he is not ashamed. The Human Rights and UNICEF is aware of this incidence as it was classified as child molestation.
I will end up this section of this topic to be continued with a quotation from my good friend Mr. Spencer Kelly of The BBC program #click… “Inventions are changing the world”. Religion is creating fears, discord, wars, just mention it….
To Be Continued.