Homosexuality and religion, especially Christianity, cannot go together, therefore one Bisi Alimi, a popular Nigerian gay guy, decides to criticize men of God for speaking what many will call the biblical truth.
As the first Nigerian man to publicly pronounce his sexual status as gay, Bisi Alimi is known for making controversial statements towards pastors in Nigeria.
He once called Pastor Adeboye a greedy parasite and on several occasions tongue-lashed Prophet TB Joshua, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and the above mentioned two, saying they are reaping off their members.
This time around, he has come for Bishop Oyedepo, saying he is practicing a stupid pastoral marketing that keeps religious people in perpetual poverty. Alimi was reacting to a sermon Bishop Oyedepo gave on the issue of tithes and getting blessings from God.
Bishop Oyedepo’s sermon:
“Everybody believes that God has an open heaven order of blessings for his people. But you see, it takes your tithing to qualify for it. So if you only know the promise and don’t know the conditions, you will die frustrated.
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of sin, of poverty, of death, but what does it take to get there? It takes faith in the demands. People just believe the promise but you also need to believe the demands.
“It is believing the demands that entitles you to the fulfillment of the promise. There is no provision in the scriptures without a condition attached. Even salvation, as free as it is, you need to repent before you can be saved. There is nothing provided without conditions to meet.”
This did not sit well with the gay man who is all set to marry his male partner, and he took to his Twitter handle to post this:
“This is the kind of stupid pastoral marketing that keeps religious people in poverty. Oyedepo at it.”
See the tweet here.
@bisialimi; “Nigerians, this is the kind of stupid pastoral marketing that keeps religious people in poverty. Oyedepo at it.
Does this sound scriptural and morally right? Who do you take sides with: Bisi or Bishop Oyedepo?