A Nigerian Catholic priest, Fr. Kelvin Ugwu has said religion was designed to suppress the poor and women, in a post he shared on social media.
The Malawi-based Nigerian priest said in reaction to the ongoing Hijab controversy in Kwara State, Nigeria. He posted;
“If we are to be sincere to ourselves, most of these unnecessary laws created in the name of religion are basically meant for the poor and for poor women,” he wrote.
“You will not find the super-rich kids in schools where there will be foolish arguments like, whether it is mandatory to wear or not to wear Hijab. What most of these rich folks will do, ordinary poor Muslims CAN’T do it and go free.
Even in parishes, the day one super rich man will come to church with his female kids all wearing trousers, even the church warden oppressing the young poor girls in the village because of trousers will be the first to greet the super rich children and compliment them with words like: “unu amaka”(you people are looking beautiful).
This is how some women between 1990 to year 2000 were condemned to hell because they wore trousers. Then between 2010 and 2021, women no longer go to hell because of trousers. Almost every woman now has trousers. Is it not a miracle? Mtchwww!
The way some of you make God to look like one jobless old man sitting down with broken glasses and looking and taking records of who will wear trousers and who will not, who will wear hijab and who will not, deserve to be in the Guinness book of records. I am not yet sure which category it will fall under.”