Good News

Helen Ukpabio has canceled her trip to the United States after much protest. Apparently our voices have been heard. That we do not allow this ignorance and superstition into our country.
From the “New Humanist”

Earlier this year, we reported on a planned visit to the United States by Helen Ukpabio, a Nigerian evangelical pastor responsible for a series of threatening and dangerous campaigns in her home country against those accused of being being witches.

The rest of the article is HERE.

You can also read more at Butterflies and Wheels

As well as at Friendly Atheist.

For what it’s worth here is a documentary on the witches of Nigeria. It is nearly unbelievable that this is happening in the 21st century.

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6 Responses to Good News

  1. Chrish says:

    “Apparently our voices have been heard. That we do not allow this ignorance and superstition into our country”

    No we do not! Unfortunately we just let all the other kinds of ignorance and superstition flood the gates.

  2. Brooklyn Boy says:

    I think we have more than enough deluded fanatics in our own country. I don’t see any need to import any more.

  3. Stardust says:

    When you mix religion and superstition from one culture into another, this is what you get…bizarre evilness. These children will be marred for life. I can’t imagine the fear they are experiencing. I can’t believe how a government in this century can allow this shit to be promoted. It’s horrendous beyond words! We need to keep these people OUT of our country, as Brooklyn Boy says, we have enough of our own deluded fanatics in this country already to deal with…many politicians and government officials! I am hoping it all seems like more of them in recent years because of many more atheists openly speaking up and coming out of the shadows…like spraying Raid on a next of insects…they all start swarming and buzzing till they all are dead. I hope that this is the death throes of the Christian religion. It has done more harm than good throughout the ages.

  4. Stardust says:

    (and good to see you back Jimmer!)

  5. Sue Blue says:

    Glad to hear she won’t be blighting our shores with her presence. What I want to know is, why hasn’t anyone accused her of being a witch? That seems to have worked during witch-frenzies in our own past. As soon as someone in power or authority is accused, the problem “goes away.”

  6. jimmer54 says:

    Thanks for your comments. In Nigeria it is all about power. I think that there is a US component to this madness as well. Liberty Gospel has affiliates in Houston Texas. I wonder if there isn’t something to be done about investigating them. Or maybe there isn’t sufficient proof to be had.

    It might be a good place for a billboard campaign.

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