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.
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?