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General News of Monday, 28 January 2019

Source: Boamah Darko

SDA backs Church of Pentecost's decision on 'sexually suggestive' pre-wedding photo shoot

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The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Ghana (SDA) has backed the call by the Church of Pentecost discouraging its members from taking pre-wedding photos especially sexually provocative ones.

Speaking in an interview with Boamah Darko on hot 93.9 FM's 'Maakye' morning show, the Director of communications, Accra city Conference of the SDA, Elder Kwabena Ofori Amoah said, "it is a great call and if all churches in Ghana were to follow this directive and call on their members to desist from such ungodly acts, it would bring some sanity into the system because it has become so ugly how Christians portray themselves in the name of courting which does not glorify God".

"The Church of Pentecost has taken bold steps, even the SDA Church during pre-marital counseling of to be couple discourage these photos with sexual connotations. We frown on serving alcoholic beverages and playing of secular music at Church premises during wedding reception Christians are to set a certain standard or way of living that follows the path of Christ. The Church has always frowned upon this act.” He added.

Meanwhile, General Secretary for the Church of Pentecost Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi Larbi has established that the Church of Pentecost has not banned members from taking pre-wedding photos but rather discouraged the act. Most especially sexually provocative ones.

Unlike news reports floating on the internet that the church of Pentecost has banned members from taking pre-wedding photos, the church has indicated that, they are yet to take steps to ban the act for now are discouraging members from partaking in it since it does not depict the characteristics of a true Christian.

Speaking in an interview with Boamah Darko on hot 93.9 FM's 'Maakye' morning show, General Secretary of the Church of Pentecost noted that the church has always frowned upon the act and is only stressing on its stance against it.

According to him, the Church has always drummed on the need for its members most especially the youth to stay away from any act that could misrepresent the teachings and believes of the Church.