Viral Funmilayo Adebayo, a Nigerian evangelist, claims that the people behind the viral Mummy G.O hellfire photos sent gunmen after her because her words are bringing members of their church to hers.
The preacher, who goes by the moniker Mummy G.O, claimed in an interview with BBC Pidgin:
“The folks who started the trend have been working on it for more than eight years. They make use of periodicals on occasion. They sent gunmen after me when that didn’t work.
“I’ve been getting bizarre phone calls from people saying, ‘Evangelist Funmilayo, you’re affecting us.’ Many of our members have left our church after hearing your sermon. We’ll come after you if you don’t stop.
“I thought it was simply a threat until we saw gunmen chasing us down the street, come to our church to threaten us, and so on.” When I’m inside a bank, they sometimes take my picture and send it to me, claiming that if they wanted to kill me, they would have done it. They threaten to humiliate me if I don’t stop. They decided to leverage social media trends after seeing that I didn’t stop.”
The pastor, on the other hand, refutes a couple of the viral comments that have been attributed to her.
She answered yes when asked if her speech about players going to hell was correct, adding that the ‘World Cup’ will usher in the antichrist.
“I’m not the only one who thinks like that. People from Ghana have expressed the same thing. It was also uttered by white men. Simply search for the god of soccer on Google, and it will appear. I’m not sure why I didn’t say the same thing about other sports. They simply want to incite all soccer fans to oppose me. “The World Cup will be the event that introduces the antichrist to the world,” she predicted.
“On ladies wearing cosmetics, I did say so, and that wasn’t the first time I stated so,” she added in one of her sermons. I’ve visited numerous Islamic nations, and their women never wear anything that exposes their bodies.
Even their flight hostesses dress in a way that demonstrates their reverence for God. If I had stated my opposition to indecency 50 years ago, it would have had widespread support. No lady could enter a church without a scarf back then. Has the God who frowned on ladies who didn’t wear scarves traveled or changed? A Muslim woman must cover her head before entering a mosque. However, I’ve suddenly become a criminal because I preached an outdated message. Even if only one person says it, the truth remains the truth.
“Thousands of people have told me that God told them that if they want to get to heaven, they need quit wearing cosmetics.” Makeup is not permitted in the Bible. In the Bible, Jezebel was the first woman to use makeup.
Are people expecting me to declare that the way they dress for a nightclub is acceptable in the church if they complain my teaching is too hard?
“‘No woman shall wear what pertains to a man, and no man shall wear what relates to a woman,’ she said, citing Deuteronomy 22:5.