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The Trauma From A Given Sunday

The last time that I went to church, because I wanted to, and not because I was attending some friend’s Thanksgiving or going at the behest of a friend, was in 2014. The Sunday after that Tuesday (January 14) that the Same-sex Marriage Prohibition bill was signed into law. To ...

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Generational Curses, Foundational Curses

There is no Nigerian GO, pastor, priest, prophet, reverend, bishop, MOG that has not hammered on this. Telling you your poverty or your condition is because your great, great, great, great grandfather killed a virgin, and then backing it up with biblical quotations like Exodus 34:7 and Numbers 14:18 where ...

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“But Who Have I Hurt If I Were Gay?” Chude Jideonwo’s Must Read Equality Speech

A speech by Chude Jideonwo One of the tragedies of human progress is this constant tug between two stubborn binaries: progressive and conservative. People often camp in front of their worldviews, either progressive or conservative and refuse to move from thence, ensconced comfortably in a space where they believe they ...

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Greenleaf And Why The Church Has Lost Its Authority To Judge

The following write-up is filled with spoilers. He lifted up himself, and said unto them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” … And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the ...

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Deconstructing The Storm Against Tiwa Savage

As a black man, I’ve always found it interesting going to websites like Stormfront, Breitbart and a few other White Supremacist sites. They – especially Stormfront – are so frank about their racism. It’s not accidental. It’s not something they’re apologetic for. The white race is superior to all other ...

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Jeremiah Chapter 45 Verse 19

Three years ago, at a friend’s house, I met a very religious lady, who spewed the Bible as though the words in it were etched on her brain right from the womb. I watched her in awe as she argued with three other guys and another lady about the fact ...

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WHY IS THE MODERN-DAY CHRISTIAN DETERMINED TO LIVE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT?

I am not someone who is ever keen on pushing for humanity to do right by its minorities based on any theological foundations. Frankly, I don’t care for the tenets of religion as much as my parents would like me to. But after watching a 2016 TEDx talk, I wondered ...

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THINKING ABOUT RELIGION: The Question Of The Eden Tree

Dear Kunle, Three days ago, from the balcony of my house, I watched a little girl strolling down the street. She was thin and dark-skinned and wore a pink long-sleeved shirt over blue jeans, both shaggy. Her head of black hair swayed as she walked. Perhaps her mother had sent ...

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A MOMENT OF SELF

I had a condition, one that was getting managed with medication pending the near-million naira invasive procedure that the doctors assured me would fix it. I was saving up for it. Meantime, the drug regimen seemed to be doing a pisspoor job of managing the condition. I was gradually getting ...

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Kim Davis Says She ‘Failed So Miserably’ at Marriage, But God Used Her

While Kim Davis doesn’t approve of opening the institution of marriage to same-sex couples, she admits she’s “failed so miserably” at marriage herself. But in Davis’s opinion, that just shows God moves in mysterious ways. “How ironic that God would use a person like me, who failed so miserably at ...

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