Message from Above Pastor arrested for hate speech claims God said Catholics are cultists

Pastor Chris Mordi of Miracle of Fire Ministry was preparing to hold a crusade themed “Beware of Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) and the Knights for they are occultists. The truth must be unveiled.”.

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A Nigerian prophet who was arrested for hate speech claims God told him that women and knights of the Catholic church are occultists.

Pastor Chris Mordi who is the General Overseer of the Miracle of Fire Ministry, was gearing up to make the 'revelation' known to his congregation in Langbasa, Ajah, at a crusade themed “Beware of Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) and the Knights for they are occultists. The truth must be unveiled.”.

The Police got wind of his plans when publications to that effect were intercepted on May 5.

The 35-year old was consequently arrested by an order of the Lagos State Commissioner for Police, Imohimi Edgal, who rightly described the attack on the group on the basis of their religion as hate speech.

"This is a case of insult to religion and propagation of hate speech which contravene Sections 124 and 168 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.", Edgal said.

God Told Me Catholic Women, Knights Are Occultists #emo#4oCT## Prophet Arrested For Hate Speech. . . . Chris Mordi, a prophet who is the General Overseer of Miracle of Fires Ministry, has been arrested for claiming that God revealed to him that Catholic Church women and knights were members of the occult world. . . Mordi, 35, who has his church at the Langbasa, Ajah. Lagos State, was arrested by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who described such alleged revelation as hate speech. . . Mordi, who insisted that he was ordained by God to unveil workers of inequality, said that he meant no harm to any individual or group of people. . . According to him: #emo#4oCc##I only wanted to tell members of the public what God revealed to me. God always gives me messages to unveil to members of the public, especially concerning his forthcoming wrath against mankind.#emo#4oCd## . . He added that he was about to hold a crusade before he was arrested. He said: #emo#4oCc##God revealed to me that those people are occultists. I didn#emo#4oCZ##t mean any harm. I#emo#4oCZ##m a messenger of God. I have to tell the world what God told me. . . The theme of the crusade was #emo#4oCY##Beware of Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) and the Knights for they are occultists. The truth must be unveiled."

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This should be a lesson to be imbibed by all religious leaders. We must encourage and preach religious tolerance,” he said.

Mordi has however insisted that he was sent to do the will of God and did not intend to bring harm or threaten the safety of any group of people.

God revealed to me that those people are occultists. I didn’t mean any harm. I’m a messenger of God. I have to tell the world what God told me.”, Mordi retorted.

A message of hate

However, considering the fact that he was planning to amplify this suposed message from above, the odds are not exactly his favour.

Mordi’s hateful antics only follows a pattern of extremist religious leaders who are preaching messages of exclusion among their congregations.

Just this week, footage has emerged of an Ilorin Imam imploring his followers to chase the Fulani out of their land.

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