Founder of the controversial Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries, Helen Ukpabio has been reportedly deported back to Nigeria amid calls by campaigners to ban her from coming to preach in the UK.
‘Lady Apostle’ as she is called by her church members had been in London on a tour to promote her ministry which has headquarters in Calabar, Nigeria and over 150 branches worldwide.
A statement on the church’s website reads, “Our Vision is to help liberate mankind from every yoke and bondage of the enemy through teaching of God’s word in a clear and direct way and exposing the works of the devil and his deceptions in these last days.”
The ministry’s movie franchise ‘Liberty Films’ regularly releases movies depicting children as agents of evil and dread, warning parents and guardians of the evil that children are capable of.
Children’s rights campaigners wrote a letter to Home Secretary Theresa May to ban her from further entring the UK, citing reasons that her presence was ‘not conducive to public good.’
The group which include the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN) and the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales wrote, ‘Whilst the Government has moved swiftly to block entry to the UK for Islamic preachers whose presence is considered as harmful to the public good, there have been no cases of Christian pastors facing such measures.’
Speaking to the Independent, Gary Foxcroft from the WHRIN said, ‘The fundamental problem is that churches need to be regulated. Anyone can set up a church tomorrow in their own garden shed with no commitment to child protection or making their accounts transparent or any theological training.’
Ukpabio has been branded a ‘witch hunter’ by the UK media as a result of her views- which she publishes in her book ‘Unveiling the Mysteries of Witchcraft’, some of which claim that ‘if a child under the age of two screams in the night, cries and is always feverish with deteriorating health, he or she is a servant of Satan’.
Ukpabio is well known for her witch hunting crusades in Nigeria, often inviting people to her church who believe they are under spiritual attack to come for deliverance.
Her preaching predominantly hinges on children as perpetrators of evil, sometimes bordering on the fanatical.
A Facebook group called ‘Stand Against Helen Ukpabio’ now has up to 2, 606 likes.
It is not clear at this time if she was only deported or if she has also been banned from re-entering the UK.
Watch this clip from the Ministry’s Liberty Films titled ‘End of the wicked’.
It features chilling images of children purported to be agents of destruction after being recruited by evil forces….