Human Rights activist, Bisi Alimi has revealed the terrible dialogue therapy he underwent with Nigerian pastors.
Bisi Alimi’s admission follows an article by investigative reporter Fisayo Soyombo. Soyombo asserted that there are over one hundred prophet con artists in one church, and the number is increasing.
In response to Soyombo’s essay, Alimi shared his conversion treatment story and said that he had experienced abuse from clergy.
Bisi Alimi claimed that his serenity, innocence, and dignity had been stolen. He also expressed his anger and depression.
He claimed that all of these things took place as a result of his mother trying to heal him rather than him.
“As someone who actually went through conversion therapy within the Celestial Church, everything Fisayo wrote here brought back memories. The lies, the fake prophecies, the dramatic exaggerations and many more.
“I am what I am now because of these experiences. I won’t forget what I went through at Foursquare Gospel Church in Mushin. The shame, the horror, the fakedeliverance and look at me now….
“At a very young age, these people took away from me, my innocence, my peace of mind, my self worth and rendered me an angry, depressed, lonely and confused teenager and everyone wonders why I despise religion with everything in my soul.
“And sometimes people don’t understand why I find it really really hard, deep in my soul to forgive my mother or my siblings. The scar I am left with is forever visible…. I might come across strong, but every time I see the scar, I fall back into deep depression and I am talking about things that happened to me over 20yrs ago.
“And before you are get it twisted, I love my mum…. I so very much love that woman, she is a warrior and a strong woman, and those are the qualities I took from her, but I can’t deny the pain she caused me in the name of trying to cure me instead of loving me”.