Black People : PREACHER TO BE HANGED FOR BURNING CONGREGATION MEMBERS.

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  1. naija-man

    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6252463.stm




    A Nigerian high court has sentenced a Lagos preacher to death by hanging for setting fire to members of his congregation, killing one woman​




    Emeka Ezeuko, better known as Reverend King, was found guilty on one count of murder and five of attempted murder.​

    In July last year, he accused six members of his Christian Praying Assembly church of sinning by having extra-marital sex.

    He poured petrol over them before setting them alight.

    Ann Uzor died in hospital from her burns.

    Rev King allegedly told members of his congregation that he was Jesus Christ, a claim that gave him the powers to punish sin.

    The BBC's Umar Shehu Elleman who was in court said Rev King began to shiver when the sentence was passed and then started to shout angry protestations.

    He claimed he was innocent and accused people of plotting against him.

    His lawyer said it was a sad moment and an appeal would be considered after they had read the judgement papers in detail.

    Our correspondent says there was a heavy security presence around the courtroom and congregation supporters were not allowed in.

    a statement by Ezuko:






    Things like this don't do any justice for Nigeria/Africa....people like this man, give us a bad image and also use the name of religion to do evil things.


    (How did a man like this become a preacher???)
     
  2. Amnat77

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    I don't think it gives Nigeria/Africa A bad image..it just show there are mad people every where.....
     
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    preacher to be hanged...

    i'm not trying to be funny and this is no laughing matter,but what were those folks thinking when the gas was being poured[talk about baptism by fire]didn't the red flag go up that maybe it was time to end services for the day as quickly as possible?
     
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    I agree.

    There is a website called storm front where a whte man has in his signature "Always be armed. You never know when the Lord Jesus might send you someone who needs to be shot."

    This is much more a reflection on Christianity and shows that if you interpret the by-bill too literally you will hurt someone.
     
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    Look at what happened with David koresh, or the other in Guyana that had all those people drink poison and he didn't drink it....people want someone to follow...and there are Mad people out there who use religion as a cover, to gain control over vulnerable people..it's just sad....
     
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