US Based ex Nollywood actress, (now Health Information consultant) Georgina Onuoha has tackled popular clergyman, Mike Bamiloye of Mount Zion Drama Ministries over his admonishment to women on feminism and is blowing hot that teachings from Nigerian pastors are the reason most marriages break up.
On February 9, the cleric had taken to his Twitter page to warn single and married women against joining the feminist movement so that they don’t “miss the will of God for their life” (read here).
In his opinion, feminism wants to contest the head of the home with the man, adding that married women should not join the movement if they want to get the best out of their marriage. According to his tweet:
”If you are a Single Sister, DONT JOIN THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT! The Feminist Movement May make you miss the Will of God for your Life. If you are MARRIED, don’t join them either, IF YOU WANT TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR MARRIAGE. The Feminism want to CONTEST the Head of the Home.”
In a separate post, the married dad-of-three said any movement that questions the word of God originates from the devil. He tweeted further:
”SOME PASTORS’ WIVES ARE FEMINISTS, Fighting for Equality in their homes and on Pulpits. They have weakened the Foundations of their Husbands’ ministry. And seriously adulterated the Sacredness of their Marriage.
Some Ministers of God just allow PEACE to reign in their Home, so as not to raise the dust that would sink the Sailing Boat, THE “PEACE” in some Ministers’ Homes is a Camouflaged Peace, because the Head of the Home is Submissive and doing everything the Wife insisted you be done.
But the Terrible Inherent Danger is that a terrible Seed of Rebellion and Stubbornness is being unconsciously Sown into the Children’s Heart, which would gradually begin to blossom uncontrollably.
ANY MOVEMENT THAT QUESTIONS ANY ASPECT OF THE WORD OF GOD, Originates from the Devil the Hater of The Marriage Instituted by God.”
Reacting to the tweet on Friday, Onuoha, a proud mama-of-two adorable girls slammed Bamiloye for making such comments on feminism, while urging women to always filter whatever message they get from pastors.
The 40-year-old mum also claimed that teachings from some “men of God” are the reasons why some women are being treated as mere commodities in the society. She further stated that the clergyman’s wife, Gloria, who is part of his film making production is the textbook definition of feminism.
According to Onuoha, Bamiloye has indirectly enjoyed the benefits of feminism due to his wife’s role in their movie ministry. She wrote on her Instagram page:
“These are the kind of teachings and preaching from men of God that are supposed to be spiritual leaders, yet we wonder why women in Nigeria are seen as commodities, properties and are constantly abused by the society.
“Yet this same pastor has enjoyed the dividends of feminism because we all watched his wife growing up as a part of his ministry.
“I hope someone tells him that his wife being able to have a voice and be part of his production is the textbook definition of feminism. I pray he understands that his daughters are as important as his sons and as such should be treated equally and accordingly.
“It is teachings like this that has dimmed the light of so many women in Nigeria, because they cling to the words of their pastors while denying themselves the abilities to attain their full potential.”
She added that the Bible did not preach against feminism. The actress then wondered why some pastors in Nigeria are taking “advantage of the scriptures” to suit their messages. She said:
“Demanding equal pay, same respect, right to lead and be heard is not a sin. The Bible never taught any of us that.
“So many pastors continue to take advantage of the scriptures, perverting it to soothe their own fragile masculinity. Women, demand what is due you, honor your father and husband but never let anyone tell you you are not enough not even your pastors.
“Any woman wanting to claim head of the family is sick upstairs, hence the head can not stand without the neck.
“If you are a man or woman that wants his or her daughter to be treated differently because of her gender, raise up your hand. It is because of such teachings that our girls and women have been reduced to kayamata.”
In another post, Georgina wrote
”Stop letting pastors reduce you as a marriage property.. you are more than that and the Bible did outline that. Equating feminism to the struggle of the head of the household is a false narrative and a lie from the pit of hell.
There are many notable narratives of women in the Bible as both victors and victims, women who change the course of events, and women who are powerless and unable to affect their own destinies. Though their stories are told, most of those stories do not include their names.
Named women make up only 5.5 to 8 percent of all named characters in the Bible. One possible explanation for this is that women were not usually in the forefront of public life. Those women who are named are prominent for reasons outside the ordinary.
They are often involved in the overturning of human power structures in a common biblical literary device called “reversal.”
Abigail and Esther, and Jael, who drove a tent peg into the enemy commander’s temple while he slept, are a few examples of women who turned the tables on men with power. The founding matriarchs are mentioned by name, as are some prophetesses, judges, heroines, and queens, while the common woman is largely, though not completely, unseen.
The slave Hagar’s story is told, and the prostitute Rahab’s story is also told, among a few others.
As the only female judge mentioned in the Bible, Deborah is known for being a compassionate leader (of which there weren’t many in Biblical
Queen Esther showed great courage by telling the Persian king about a plan to assassinate him, and later, a plan to have all the Jews in Persia killed. With the power of prayer and bravery, she saved her people.
The prophetess Miriam was Moses’ older sister, and she helped save him as a baby. Their mother left him in a basket to protect him from being killed by Pharaoh, and when Pharaoh’s daughter found him and took pity on him, Miriam offered up their mother to nurse him so they could stay together.
Don’t be reduced by the gospel of lies told to soothe fragile men egos.
I knowing amazing men that uplift their wives, their wives are in control yet they get their respect as the head of their homes.”