Is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s analysis of ‘black’ really a conspiracy theory?

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of LoveWorld Inc. has given social media another topic of discussion, this time focusing on race and identity. The ‘outspoken’ pastor shared some pensive words on social injustice against the black race but did not agree with the use of the word to describe a race. Such mentions do not fly past the ears of social media users without reaction.

According to the pastor, there’s nothing good that comes with the definition of the colour black. So, black people need to stop identifying as Black people.

Oyakhilome simply stressed that the term black used as a racial identity holds serious implications for the black people and is part of the reasons for little or no progress in the struggle against inequality.

The Pastor spoke against recent movements that have seemed to challenge the status quo; especially #BlackLivesMatter. This, however, will not be the first time Pastor Chris has expressed himself against the movement in relation to what ‘Black People’ are fighting for. He has insisted that these movements enable propaganda, and allow those in power push forward their New World Order agenda.

But, we should not quickly forget that the Black Lives Matter movement fuelled the call for a change in societal constructs.

It is worthy to note that it was in the civil rights movement of 1960 that the racial identity, Black was adopted. Black was an identity accepted on the basis of pride and acceptance of self against white supremacy and racial connotations and not for its dictionary meaning of the absence of light.

But Pastor Chris might not agree with that historical fact, as he has, in recent occasions, insisted that the world is gearing for a new world order. One where everything is monitored by an ultimate authority – his views on the Black Lives Matter Movement encourage this theory and this just seems like another instalment to his long list of conspiracy theories.

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