Our attention has been drawn to a publication by an online newspaper -the News Express, captioned, “Olumba Olumba Obu no longer God,” quoting one Pastor Solomon Minta as the source.
The report is not only mischievous, but born out of malice waxed in destructive swaggeo. It is also lacking in facts and absolutely baseless.
News Express is owned and published by Lovina Amangala Iburene of 'the Truth Ministry, Lagos, a religious bigot whose way of appreciating the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star for delivering and healing her is through blackmail. That leaves no one in doubt on her mission, as well as that of her publication.
The report quoted one Pastor Minta, a United States-based Ghanaighian as the spokesman of the Fold. For clarity sake, Pastor Minta IS NOT the Spokesman of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. The Fold has a functional Public Relations and Media Department within the Leader's Office at the world headquarters, Calabar, that attends to the media and the general public.
The recent publication was a rehash of some of the false accusations adopted by enemies of truth, religious fanatics and workers of darkness who have over the years battled to pull down the Divine Kingdom through blackmail and propaganda.
They also claimed that Leader Obu went blind, and now dead. This is laughable. The Holy Father, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu is alive, hale and hearty. He is seen by all daily. Obviously, the blackmailers are not in this world.
They are only acting an already written script. Lovina and Enoch Iburene are being used by some faceless malcontents for cheap publicity.
For those interested in knowing the truth, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is a Divine Spiritual School of Practical Christianity, established by God Himself. It has one Universal Leader, Master, Teacher and Sustainer, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu. His First Begotten Son, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu is the Chairman, Head of Administration and Sole signatory of the Kingdom.
Its teachings are centered on love, and love conquers all things. Agents of darkness are fighting with every available arsenal to pull it down. Unfortunately for them, it is a Kingdom that has come to dwell forever, as darkness can never overcome light.
Once again, we are inclined to register our disgust with the shameful attitude and ``pull them- down- syndrome'' of some news media. It is unfortunate that the media practice has become an all-comers' affair. The online media have in recent times become willing tools for blackmail; peddling false, unconfirmed, malicious and blasphemous reports.
No efforts were made to contact the leadership of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star for comments; at least, for the sake of balance and accuracy.
We implore the Nigerian Mass Media practitioners to embrace the ethics of the noble profession of Journalism and operate within the precincts of accuracy, objectivity, patriotism and national development.
Despite Iburene and other such distractions, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star shall continue to grow from strength to strength. But, we must always remember that there is a reward for every action of man.
Lovina Iburene and her cohorts are hereby advised to go and practice love, as that is the key to salvation. Anything in the contrary is Anti-Christ.