The Nigeria Feminist Forum has condemned a latest assertion attributed to the founding father of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, on feminism and marriage.
The discussion board’s response is to Oyedepo’s criticism of ladies who recognized themselves as feminists as he suggested them towards getting married.
The clergyman, who gave the recommendation throughout a sermon to his congregation, particularly warned ladies towards becoming a member of the feminist motion as he acknowledged that feminism would result in frustration and devastation.
But his disposition didn’t sit nicely with members of the feminist motion who requested him to elucidate if feminists in Nigeria have been answerable for his disengaged “unproductive pastors.”
In a press release issued on Thursday, the NFF, by means of its Communications Officer, Angela Nkwo, stated its members weren’t pleased with Oyedepo’s view that the “Feminism movement leads to frustration and devastation.”
The group suggested Oyedepo to deal with suggesting options to how the challenges confronting Nigeria could possibly be subdued.
The assertion learn, “The Nigerian Feminist Forum (NFF) has condemned the comments credited to the celebrated cleric and founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo on feminism, saying he should proffer solutions to insecurity, inflation, amongst others confronting the nation.
“Casting huge aspersions on being a woman, its definition and expectations therein when he advised women against joining the feminist movement because it leads to frustration and devastation; contrary to the claims spread by people, feminism is about demanding gender equity, justice and access to equal resources for everyone, which will benefit families, communities and the wider society as a whole.
“The cleric’s comments justified the notion that women do not lead branches of the church popularly called Winners chapel, saying it is condemnable as women form a followership of the congregation.”
The group queried if feminists were the cause of his disengaged Pastors who failed to meet their assigned targets by the church even as they maintained they were males, who did not advance feminist principles.
“We need to ask the eminent cleric, did feminists and the coalition’s cause the unproductivity of his pastors, or the insecurity and high inflation that have enveloped the nation?” they queried.
Recall that some pastors of the church have been sacked lately for allegedly not producing sufficient earnings for the church.
However, Oyedepo justified the sacking of the pastors, saying they have been “unfruitful”. He additionally debunked claims that the church was sourcing for earnings.