UK PM slammed for hate pastor meeting

UK PM slammed for hate pastor meeting

The UK gay Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) had roundly condemned  the UK Prime Minister’s handshake with African homophobic witch-hunting Pastor Rev Enoch Adeboye.

Prime Minister David Cameron was photographed schmoozing with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God at the recent Festival of Life programme held in London, where Adeboye prayed for the Tory leader.

In a statement issued today, PTT Secretary George Broadhead said:

This must disgust anyone who knows about Adeboye and his Church’s teachings, particularly on homosexuality and witchcraft. Rev Adeboye was one of the pastors who openly canvased support for the anti-gay bill in Nigeria stating that homosexuality would wipe out humanity.

Last year Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill that bans same-sex marriage and criminalises homosexual associations, societies and meetings, with penalties of up to 14 years in jail. Since this came into force, many LGBT Nigerians have been turned into criminals in their own country and become refugees abroad.

Supporting this draconian legislation, the wealthy conman Adeboye said:

Same-sex marriage is an anathema to the will of God for human beings to be fruitful, replenish and multiply on earth. Anything contrary to that is evil. How can a man who marries a fellow man produce a child and how can a woman who marries a fellow woman produce a child?

If this evil is allowed to stay, there will not be newborns again in the world. As the older generation dies, will there be a new generations to succeed it? Even plants and animals have new generations to succeed them.

Adeboye’s Redeemed Christian Church of God is among the Pentecostal ministries that are propagating witchcraft narratives in Africa. The preachings of these ministries are a major driving force for the witch-hunting which is ravaging many parts of Africa and African migrant communities, including those in the UK.

Broadhead said:

Participation by the British Prime Minister in a meeting organised by such a church gives it credibility. A handshake with its pastor is an endorsement of his teachings. As the UK general election approaches, it is obvious that Cameron went to this event in search of votes from minority communities. But is congregating and praying with a homophobic and witch-hunting pastor the way to achieve this?

16 responses to “UK PM slammed for hate pastor meeting”

  1. barriejohn says:

    There’s an election coming – and it’s likely to be a close-run thing as well:

    “[T]he articulation of people’s Christian faith is a thing that they should be, absolutely, allowed to do.” (Ed Miliband, speaking on Sunday 19th April at Praise House, a church in Croydon.)

    Expect more of this bollocks.

  2. Angela_K says:

    The fact that Dave – we are a christian country – Cameron is shaking hands with this disgusting man is obscene and shows Cameron’s depth of obsequiousness to get the religious vote. Adeboye shouldn’t be allowed into the UK.

    And in the interest of balance, Milliband, the self proclaim Atheist, is creeping around the religious to get their vote. Remember the leader of the same party who said “we don’t do god” and then revealed himself to be catholic. liar and war-monger.

  3. L.Long says:

    It’s to bad but it looks like England has rePUKEians like USA, muslins trying to push concessions, and dimwits who think homophobia aholes are nice people.

  4. dennis says:

    @L.Long I feel that the cancer has spread to stage 4 here in the states.

  5. It’s so sad that after making so many encouraging noises about Commonwealth homophobia a few years back, that Cameron blithely glad-hands vile Pentecostal creatures like the Rev Enoch Adeboye. He’s definitely slipped backwards. Perhaps if he does lose the election, he will stand aside for Boris Johnson, who does seems to grasp the importance of a secular approach to politics. Personally, I’m increasingly likely to vote Green – they won’t win, of course, but it will hopefully lend encouragement and help to build a genuinely radical and secular alternative to both Labour and the Conservatives whose sucky-sucky-licky-licky approach to religionists of all stripes is stomach-turning.

  6. Stuart H. says:

    So it’s no longer a case of the Anglican Church being the Conservative Party at prayer (though of course the Anglicans have just appointed a Nigerian homophobe to a senior position) but the Conservative Party being the Redeemed Christian Church of God playing at politics.

  7. barriejohn says:

    And how about this load of bullshit, reported today?

    The Christian People’s Alliance has launched its manifesto, calling for a £10,000 grant to all couples on their first marriage…

    The Christian People’s Alliance has contested seats in local council and European elections before. In the 2009 European Elections, it ran a combined list with the Christian Party and gained 249, 493 votes or 1.65% of those cast. The parties have agreed not to stand against each other on 7 May.

    Mr Cordle hit the headlines in May last year when he told the BBC that storms could have been the result of God’s anger at gay marriage legislation. He was being interviewed after UKIP expelled a local councillor for blaming the storms on gay marriage.

    “A lot of Christians believe that God is angry over gay marriage and God can actually show that anger,” he said.

    Asked if his party would welcome votes from gay people, he said: “We don’t judge people because of their lifestyle. We are not against people. It’s the principles on which we stand.”

  8. gedediah says:

    So Adeboye thinks that allowing gays to live unharrassed will cause everyone to turn gay and not produce children, really? And has he not noticed that, in countries that don’t persecute gays, lots of same sex couples have children? Is he that dumb or is he just lying for Jesus?

  9. Trevor Blake says:

    Fortunately the persecution of homosexuals and those accused of being witches is limited to mean words. Yes? No. No, it’s torture and death at the hands of Christians and Muslims, who do as their holy book tells them to do.

  10. Broga says:

    Here is a little pre election game we can all play. Ask your candidates a question -about a subject that concerns you – by email but give no indication of the answer you would prefer. For example:

    Do you support the marriage of same sex couples?

    My wife asked one candidate who sent her a leaflet: “Would you support an Assisted Dying Act?” No reply after a week.

  11. TrickyDicky says:

    I got my postal ballot papers this morning.

    Pity there is no box for fuck the lot of them.

  12. Cali Ron says:

    Even if you didn’t support gay rights this homophobes statement is patently false and he is not deserving of respect. To even give an audience to, let alone shake the hand of such an intolerant, lying purveyor of persecution is disgusting. Is there no depth that politicians won’t sink to to get a vote. Is there an unwritten law that only lying, pandering sleazebags can be politicians. Makes me sick to my stomach,which is problematic because it also makes me want to drink!

  13. Vanity Unfair says:

    Pastor Rev Enoch Adeboye.
    “If this evil is allowed to stay, there will not be newborns again in the world. As the older generation dies, will there be a new generations to succeed it? Even plants and animals have new generations to succeed them.”

    Pastor, it’s not compulsory.

  14. barriejohn says:

    Rev Enoch Adeboye = Ever coy bonehead

  15. Robster says:

    Still can’t figure how a god, infamous for its ability to do no more than stay completely silent and conspicuously invisible manages to communicate its wishes so clearly to its self declared representatives but no one else.