Re: [Bryan-College-Station-Atheist-Freethink­ers] FWD: Witch Hunter Protest Message

From: Victoria C.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:19 AM
I would not mind participating.  Let me know if you are interested and we can possibly drive together. 
 
Thanks!

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 12:39 AM, Shamar <[address removed]> wrote:

I just received this message. I know nothing more about this than what was in this email. I'm forwarding it to the entire BCS Atheists group so that if some of us want to go down there and participate in their protest we can work it out as a group thing. I'll copy/paste the message I received below. Let me know what you all think.

-Shamar


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Please help me stand up to the witch hunter! Hi, My name is Staise and I run the Houston Atheists. I am in desperate need of your help. There is a women by the name of Helen Ukpabio that is coming to Houston to spread her message of hate. Ukbabio is a Christian fundamentalist and bible literalist that is responsible for the torture and murder of thousands of Nigerian children. She will be here March 14-25 delivering her hate sermons. I am planning a 12 day protest and fundraiser. The fundraiser will benefit an organization called Stepping Stones Nigeria that helps these kids and educates Nigerians. Please help me get the word out by promoting this event and taking a stand against religious crazy people that should be tried for crimes against humanity. 

Notorious Nigerian witch hunter Helen Ukpabio is bringing her destructive message of child demonic possession to the United States. She conducts sermons and makes "prophetic declarations" to incite hatred, intolerance and persecution of children that are alleged to be witches. Once these children are deemed witches they are tortured, abandoned and/or killed. 

These are a few ways suspected witches are treated: 

-Abandoned, isolated, discriminated, ostracised from the community 
-Taken to the forest and slaughtered 
-Disgraced publicly and murdered 
-Bathed in acid 
-Poisoned to death, often with a poisonous local berry (asire) 
-Buried alive 
-Chained and tortured in churches in order to extract confession 

Ukpabio will be in Houston Texas from March 14th through the 25th spreading her hate and ignorance. I will be there along with many others to show Ukpabio that we will stand against her and any other inhumane organizations that abuse and murder innocent individuals. I also decided that not only are we going to protest Ukpabio's twelve day sermon, but also take a more pro-active approach and raise money for a UK based organization called Stepping Stones Nigeria. This charity combats the atrocities of Ukpabio and others like her by providing these abandoned children with an education, healthcare, clothing, counselling, refuge and protection. 

Please help me by promoting this 12 day protest and fundraiser! 

Facebook page for the event- 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stand-Against-Helen-Ukpabio/300276600023391?sk=wall 

Fundraising website- 
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/humanityagainsthate 

Thank you so much for your time. 

Staise Gonzalez 
[address removed] 
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