Aug 152017
 

The largest of ‘deliverance’ African Christian churches has branches throughout Great Britain. It started in Nigeria.

One of the methods of ‘deliverance’ for gays is a ‘starvation course.’  Other deliverances occur as happenings before a person is born:

if you were conceived in adultery or fornication

▪if your parents contemplated aborting you

▪if your mother had a difficult pregnancy

Some deliverances are clearly a matter for professional medical specialists:

▪if you were abused as a child

▪if you have been raped or molested

▪if you have unnatural movements in parts of your body

▪if you have inexplicable loss of memory

▪if you are afraid of being alone

▪if you have been chronically ill all your life

▪if you are extremely uncomfortable around people

▪if you have chronic headaches or mental confusion

▪if you have emotional disturbances

▪if you hear strange voices

▪if you are constantly duped

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, with a branch in Anfield, is putting LGBTI people through a three-day starvation, forcing them to be without food or water.

An undercover journalist posed as a member of the public questioning their sexuality.

The church’s assistant pastor told the Liverpool Echo reporter being gay is ‘biologically wrong’ and by going through the therapy would ‘allow him to marry and have children’.

‘Brother Michael’ said in order for him to be ‘cured’, he had to ‘humble his soul’ by starving himself and not drinking water for 24 hours before taking part in a weekly prayer session.

A full three-day course is also offered with no warning or call for a physical or medical examination.

The three-day course involves staying at the church, praying for up to three hours at a time without eating or drinking until the third day – when they would be given ‘fruits from the church’.

How much is the course?    The amount is NOT stated.

The Pastor is a Medical Trainee Surgeon.

The Pastor

The Church

Dr Desmond Sanusi, the church’s pastor, has claimed Brother Michael is not acting under his guidance.

He has also said in 20 years of offering this therapy, ‘nobody has dropped dead’.  (But what serious psychological problems have occurred and if the deliverance didn’t work – is there guilt and  shame and self-worthlessness?)

African Practises – ?

During the one-one session, Brother Michael referred to being gay as a ‘deceit of Satan’ and claimed people only identify as gay to get ‘celebrity’ status.

‘I thank God that you have come to where you think you will get help and I know you are going to get the help,’ he said.

‘With the help of God, with prayer, with praying, with the help of God you will have children. You will marry and have your children.’

Note these ‘deliverances’ are ‘mumbo jumbo’ African rites – some are such that a person has no control over (the first two).   Some problems need medical help and psychiatric counselling and I’ve outlined these in red.

Other Practises Need Medical Counselling and Therapy/Drugs

 

▪if you grew up in a war zone

▪if you have been ridiculed all your life

 

Some Deliverances are Just Strange or Could be a Money Making Scam:

▪if you have a history of sexual perversion in your bloodline (adultery, rape, incest, etc)

▪if you have been accident-prone all your life

▪if you have a history of poverty in your life and/or in your family

▪if you are intensely jealous of others

▪if you were involved with the occult

▪if you are attracted to, or have consulted palm readers, satanic advisors and psychics

▪if you should be a winner but you are failing/▪if your trials have refused to come to an end

▪if your inputs and efforts fail to get success

▪if you were formerly rich but suddenly turned poor

 Satanic Deliverances

▪if you are being governed by a power contrary to your will

▪if you observed that you are bound by sin or Satan

▪if you are operating under evil covenants and curses

▪if you are constantly harassed by evil spirits

▪if you have an evil trend of problems in your family

 

Paula’s comments:   These churches frighten me because they should be turning people that obviously have mental/emotional and physical problems over to the medical profession.  The “Satanic’ deliverances also connect to the need for professional help.  Again, people who look back to Mountain Sinai – perhaps, 3-4,000 years ago and practise ‘deliverances’ from that era should be stopped.  Back then, there was NO cures for mental or physical illnesses.   Is this a big money grabber at the expense of people who need professional help?

In March 2016, the World Psychiatric Association wrote a declaration to the United Nations and world leaders.  This scientific body of over 250,000 psychiatrists in 181 countries stated that homosexuality CANNOT be reversed.  It is a normal expression of sexuality.  And since it cannot be changed, it is NOT a choice.

Aug 152017
 

Donald Trump in his complete ignorance (of most things) has failed to honour transgendered persons who have served in the past and who are bravely serving the USA now.   Here is a story of Deborah Sampson.

Deborah Sampson

Carving of Deborah Sampson

Deborah was born December 27, 1760 and died at the age of 67 on April 19, 1827.  At the age of 22, Deborah Sampson disguised herself as a man and served in the Continental Army  The year was 1782.  Was she a transgendered person or simply a woman who wanted the adventures and money afforded to men.? After her honourable discharge, Deborah married Benjamin Gannett. She was 25 years of age at the time.  Was this a marriage of love or the way for most women to be monetarily supported and protected?  Did she marry to have children?  They had three children and they adopted a child to live on their farm.

Massachusetts, U.S.A

Herman Mann, Sampson’s biographer describes her as  5 ft. 7 inches, which at the time, was taller than most women and certainly considered the height of a man.  She enlisted under the male name of Timothy Thayer and luckily for her, there were no physical examinations for recruits. They simply needed to have front teeth and the ability to load a musket.  These things Deborah could perform.

Acting Like a Male Soldier

Deborah enlisted to fight against the British forces in the American War of Independence.  She hid her breasts by wrapping a bandage around her chest region.  The bandage was hidden by her uniform.  Deborah had blemish free skin but her overall look was masculine and serious.

Bravery Under Fire

From my research, Deborah was fired upon and several bullets entered her leg.  She refused medical attention and removed one musket ball with a knife and stitched herself with a needle.  A second musket ball remained lodged and she never was able to remove it.

True Identity

After having served bravely for a year and showing extreme bravery by removing a musket ball by herself, Deborah fell ill in 1783.  A doctor was summoned and her true identity as a woman became known.  Rather than being shamed and kicked out of the army, Deborah was given an honourable discharge.  She was given sufficient money to travel home.

A Feisty Woman After Army Service

In 1792, At the age of 33, Deborah petitioned the Massachusetts State Legislature for the pay which the army had withheld from her because she had been revealed as a female. She was awarded a pension plus interest when she had been discharged in 1783 (9 years previous).

A Woman For All Women

In 1802, at the age of 42, Deborah began giving lectures about her wartime service.  Each lecture praised the traditional role of women, but at the end of her presentation, she left the stage and returned in her army uniform.  She earned money but also justified her army service.

She was a friend of the famous Paul Revere and he petitioned that she should receive an Invalid Pension.  It was approved.

Trump Has Served in the Military

Some kind of foot injury prevented Trump from serving in the Vietnam War.  Many rich young persons were able to be exempt either by university studying or claiming some form of disability.  How many of these used doctors and paid them well for such certification of disability?

Here are Photos of Today’s Military

How many transgendered persons are serving bravely for the USA in war zones?  Trump needs an education and compassion for anyone sent into war.    paula.

 

How many of these crosses represent:
straight, gay, bi-sexual, lesbian, transgendered soldiers?