Yes, I really wrote that. The Child Witches of Nigeria.
I detest child abuse more than I can express in polite, non-polite and sailor company. I loathe it, deep and abiding hate isn’t too strong a word to use. A by product of that is that I also detest, loathe and hate child abusers. To intentionally hurt a child is monstrous. To intentionally hurt HUNDREDS of children for financial gain is Hitler like in the scope of monsterhood. Yet, that is exactly what is happening in Nigeria.
According to the story, a group of now wealthy pastors are profitting by first calling a child a witch and then charging the parents a year’s wages to cure the child. The cure includes torture of several kinds. Profitable gig, I suppose.
The evil and loathesome cockroach who spread this practice, Helen Ukpabio, is a self proclaimed prophetess who has a cottage industry in selling videotapes and books that worsen this phenomena. She says that you can identify a witch if the child under two cries and screams a lot. Yes, even when they are poor and hungry, only children who are witches would ever cry a lot. Oh, and she’s blameless, she claims that “…someone with a gift like me can never hurt anybody” No, Helen, you’ve just encouraged parents to poor acid on their children, to cut them, beat them, crush them with stones, but sure, you’ve never hurt anyone. Because you, Helen Ukpabio, are a cockroach, and you feed on your own.
What makes this even more loathsome is that these crimes against children are perpetrated in Jesus name. Come on, people! Just come on. This teaching doesn’t come from scripture. It comes from the twisted mind of a cockroach trying to make a buck.
Thank God there are people like Gary Foxcroft who take these kids in, thank God.