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May 25 2014

Nigerian Atheists Group: A story of Bigotry, Sexism and Patriarchy!

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It has indeed been enlightening as well as fun anchoring, participating and watching on the Nigerian Atheists group page, the reality drama triggered by the controversial minutes of the first and only meeting of this group ‘Nigerian Atheists’. It has provided me with a good story line. This juicy story is not a book full …

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May 25 2014

ANALYSIS OF COMMENTS MADE BY TWO FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE GROUP ‘NIGERIAN ATHEISTS’.

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This was first posted in June, 2012 on the Nigerian atheist group Facebook page, my Facebook notes and old blog and now published here for easy reference. My short stint with the Nigerian Atheists group exposed me and many others to bigotry, sexism, homophobia and a blatant disregard for facts in the group.  It really …

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May 25 2014

Nigerian Atheists Group: Genesis and Revelation of its Patriarchal Tendencies!

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How does one begin to address strong issues of great importance delicately? How does one point out to a fledgling organization that it does not practice what it seeks to preach to others without being termed a killer of dreams? How does one get redress for a wrong done by a minority organization without being …

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May 25 2014

PUBLIC DISCLAIMER AND OBJECTION TO THE UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF NIGERIAN ATHEISTS GROUP MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 12, 2012

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THIS IS A PUBLIC DISCLAIMER BY YEMISI ILESANMI ON THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF NIGERIAN ATHEISTS GROUP HELD IN ABUJA, NIGERIA ON FEBRUARY 12 2012. THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING CONTAINS INACCURACIES AND YEMISI ILESANMI DOES NOT WISH TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE GROUP ‘NIGERIAN ATHEISTS’. THANK YOU. (This was first posted on 24 …

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Apr 26 2014

Avoiding Ableist or Sexist Language Won’t Make Us Less Fun!

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I found this amazing campaign on a website and decided to share on my facebook wall.  As stated on the website , “The following are images from the “You Don’t Say?” Campaign out of Duke University. The premise of the campaign is to encourage people to think before speaking as the words one delivers can have negative implications that …

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Nov 18 2013

Because you are a decent person does not mean your religion is not harmful: My 24 hour ordeal with religion.

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I shared my post about the Twenty Reasons I am distressed by Religion and its Believers on my Facebook wall and as usual, some religious believers felt the need to defend religion with the usual “Religion is not harmful; it is some few bad believers that  make it appear so“. I am really tired of …

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Oct 31 2013

Nigerian/African Anglican Bishops threaten to secede from Church of England over samesex marriage: A case of an apprentice arguing with the inventor about the contents of their invention

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It was widely reported that: “Anglican Bishops in Nigeria and the entire Bishops of Anglican communion in the entire Global South has threatened once again to pull out from the Church of England, if the Archbishop of Canterbury continues to recognize gay marriages, homosexuality, lesbianism and all other forms of social vices that permits same …

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Sep 30 2013

The Politics of Colour: Being an invisible minority within an invisible minority

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Bisexuals are not a very visible part of the LGBT community. Unfortunately biphobia is very much alive within the Lgbt community. This unfortunate issue has been cause for Bisexuals to come together to organize and gain more visibility in the LGBT community. When I moved to UK in 2009, I was eager to join the …

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Aug 10 2013

Not begging for my LGBT/Human Rights does not make me Aggressive, just Assertive. Deal with it! Part 2

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I am quite active on Facebook, it is one social media I use effectively for advocacy and my personal idiosyncrasies. On my facebook page and groups, I am sometimes accused of making ‘long’ responses to comments. The truth is, I am a stickler for facts. I just can’t ignore a sentence that needs debunking, certainly …

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Aug 08 2013

Anti gay law in Nigeria: A triumph of culture and religion or just an infringement on human rights?- Enjoy the hot debate!

Jul 26 2013

Senator Pedophile Sani Yerima, Bishop David Oyedepo and guilty Nigerians, She is a: #ChildNotBride, #ChildNotWitch, #ChildNotHouseGirl!

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Nigerians have suddenly woken up to the ills of child abuse because of an obscure part of the constitution. While we are all getting self righteous and indignant about children’s rights, let us also look at ways we are guilty of perpetrating child abuse. After all Child abuse comes in different colours, shapes  and sizes. …

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Jul 20 2013

FtbCon: Atheism with a conscience!

FtBConscience is on this weekend (Friday 19th July 2013 – Sunday 21st July 2013), with the theme ‘Atheism with a Conscience’. You can join FtBloggers and our array of distinguished panelists for a stimulating weekend without leaving the comfort of your home! Join us live as we discuss Atheism, Religion, Social Justice, Science, Art, Love, Grief, …

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Jul 16 2013

Marriage Equality for England and Wales; A Victory for Equality!

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Great news! There is Marriage equality at last for England and Wales! The House of Lords has now passed the equal marriage bill at its Third Reading for England and Wales. The bill should receive Royal Assent soon. This will pave the way for same-sex couples to have access to marriage equality. This is a positive …

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Jul 12 2013

Why “Thank God I am still better off than some” is a selfish prayer and attitude

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Since being forced into the unemployment market, I have noticed an increase in people telling me to be thankful to God that I am still better off than others. Of course they know I am an atheist, but believers eagerly pounce on any opportunity to tell atheists that ‘God’ is great. I have even been …

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Jun 16 2013

‘Our Senators are Hypocrites’

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ORIGINAL INTERVIEW LINK- http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/our-senators-are-hypocrites/104344/ (BTW, you totally should read the wacky comments on the original interview link) Yemisi Ilesanmi describes herself as ‘proudly bisexual’. After gaining her LL.B from the Obafemi Awolowo University in 2004 (four years after she should have qualified and 10 years after she was initially admitted as a student), she was …

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