Mike Bamiloye, founder of Mount Zion Faith Ministries International, says fear of being criticised by “social media militants” prevented him from posting about the submissive nature of Gloria, his wife, on her birthday.
Gloria marked her 57th birthday on February 4 with Bamiloye penning a lengthy note to celebrate her on the occasion.
But in an Instagram post on Thursday, the clergyman said he had avoided commenting on some attributes of his wife in his earlier post for fear of being criticised on social media.
According to him, the move was to prevent the backlash that Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), faced while celebrating Foluke, his wife, on her 72nd birthday.
In July 2020, Adeboye had come under intense criticism after he spoke of Foluke’s submissiveness to him, despite being a powerful woman.
Bamiloye said such experience made him deliberately avoid speaking about the submissive nature of his wife — who he said shares a similar humble personality with Foluke.
He, however, wondered why people are usually furious when women are being extolled for submissiveness, explaining that such has sustained his 33-year-old marriage to Gloria.
“Sometimes ago, when my daddy, Pastor Enoch Adeboye said Mummy Folu Adeboye is very humble and submissive, the internet and social media broke loose and some bees of people went after him, talking against him and dragging him,” he wrote.
“When I saw what the Social Media militants did to him, I too could not Post the Post I wanted to Post about my Wife. I had wanted to post that my wife, Olusola Gloria, resemble my mummy, Folu Adeboye in humility and submission, and that is why I am still enjoying my marriage of 33 Years.
“Up till now, I am still not able to post the post I wanted to post that sister Gloria is very humble and Submissive in her husband’s house. I am still waiting for the day I will post the post I wanted to post before my Daddy, said what he said about Mummy G.O, that she is a very humble and submissive woman.
“But why are some people angry whenever we give accolades to some women who are living a humble and submissive lives?”
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