PROGRESSIVE ATHEISTS (Australia) PROTESTING VISIT OF EVANGELICAL AFRICAN PASTOR

Pastor Enoch Adeboye is an evangelical pastor from Nigeria who promotes the existence of witches and wizards, resulting in the torture and death of young children and others in Nigeria, the wider African continent, and has also spread into Europe.

Adeboye is the leader of one of the fastest-growing Pentecostal churches in Africa, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, with over 6,000 affiliates and chapters around the world, including the US, Europe, and Asia.  He is planning a 'tour through Australia and other southeast Pacific countries to raise money and plant new churches.

Rev. Adeboye is a controversial pastor who uses the Bible to promote the violent persecution of 'witches' and homosexuals, and who has been linked to a number of riots and assaults where people were attacked by his churchmembers.  With the president of Nigeria as one of his congregants, he has been a powerful force to lobby the Nigerian government to ban same-sex marriage and criminalize homosexuality. He is one of the wealthiest pastors in Nigeria due to his ministry, holding a number of homes as well as private jets among his possessions, despite the vast majority of his parishioners living below the poverty level.

Progressive Atheists, an AAI Australian affiliate, is attempting to publicize the controversy of this pastor and petitioning the Austra...  AAI is encouraging all Australians to sign the petition and contact your federal representatives to support the ban.  You can also join the Facebook group to publicize this campaign.

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Tags: Adeboye, Africa, Anti-gay, Evangelical, Witchcraft, hate

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 12:19am

Insanity reigns in fundamentalist religion and a public outcry is one way to impede its occurrence. I expect to hear the voices of mainline religious' condemnation on this madness. I want to hear them rebel and read their rebuke. 

Comment by Daniel W on November 4, 2013 at 9:31pm

It's really sad that such ignorance, hate, abuse, scapegoating, alarmism....  thrive in the modern age, and enrich the demagogues who spread those practices.  Really pathetic.

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