Before making a public stand for someone, make sure you know all the facts – Pastor Laurie Idahosa
Pastor Laurie Idahosa has advised people to always think and know all the facts before they make a public stand for something or someone.
Her post appears to be in reaction to judgement by the Federal High Court in Abuja which dismissed the rape case filed by Busola Dakolo against COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Recall that when Busola Dakolo made the rape allegation against the COZA pastor in an explosive interview, many Nigerians took to social media to crucify him.
Many of those who stood with Busola Dakolo’s claim did so without actually having any facts to point to why they believed her story.
Advising people who often get the urged to take a stance without knowing the facts of a situation, Laurie Idahosa shared on Instagram:
”In today’s social media society, there’s a huge amount of pressure to jump onto moving bandwagons of people’s grievances, celebrations, injustices, testimonies, stories and so on. We can become emotionally driven because of someone’s opinion or journey they share and we passionately react by sharing our alliances, anger or joy with the entire world through posts.
Think before you post.
Gather data. Make sure that you accurately understand the situation, issues or causes you want to align with. We used to tell our children to think before they speak. In today’s society, we need to tell them and ourselves to “think before we post.”
One too many lives have been permanently damaged by the frenzy of excitement over a story or a cause.
Before you make a public stand for something or someone, make sure you know all the facts. Wisdom and patience go hand in hand”.