30 June 2017
Over the past few years, Nigerians have gotten more vocal about their dissatisfaction with the kind of rivalry that exists between different Nigerian churches.
Christians are supposed to be serving the same God, but churches try every means possible to pitch members away from their respective churches, thereby creating a sought of unfavourable competition within the Christian body.
However, openly gay Nigerian man, Kenny Badmus, who is also a brand specialist, recently pointed out yet another instance where this rivalry managed to rear its ugly head.
Mr. Badmus narrated how his niece got kicked out of a Deeper Life Bible Church because she is a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, even though she is a Christian.
He wrote: “Last week, my niece was ejected from Deeper Life church premises because she’s not a member of the church.
“Now she sleeps in an open classroom. (Backstory: Yabatech, her new college, is renovating their hostels, and all new students are enjoined to look for a temporary place to stay. She’s only 16 for crying out loud, and first time out of home.)
“As a born again Christian, she thought she found a refuge in a church. Unfortunately, the church says because she wears earrings and goes to the Redeemed, another church denomination, she is not eligible to stay.
“As a brilliant yet economically disadvantaged student, her parents – who devote their entire lives to serve the Redeemed church – can never afford her a spot at the Redeemed church college.
“We can’t say this enough: Nigerian brand of Christianity is a form of psychosis. (A severe mental disorder in which thoughts and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.) #MentalSlavery of the Black Race is concerning”.