The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has accused the Church of Pentecost of being the cause of all the problems in Ghana.
According to him, the Church is noted for making unnecessary ‘noise’ during their prayer sessions and praying in tongues makes it very annoying.
He observed that, the numerous small and new churches disturbing the public peace with tongues, sprung out of the Church of Pentecost.
“Most of these tongue-speaking churches came out of the Church of Pentecost,” he said on a UK based Sources Radio during an interview.
The controversial MP, posited that, the Pentecost Church itself is not the problem per say, but those latter day members, who left the church to form what has become known as “One man Church”.
He said, those members of the Pentecost Church, who left for different reasons, have become nuisance to the public, as their activities, especially their way of worship, is so lousy that one wonders one they are recalcitrant.
“All those people who let the Pentecost Church to form new churches have contributed largely to Ghana’s problem. I cannot tell it is so, but I can confidently tell you that the Pentecost Church itself are good, but because some of their members who left are causing problem, is the reason why I am saying that”.
The politician who is fond of accusing everyone except himself, said this while contributing to a discussion on a leaked tape said to belong to the national Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) accusing and threatening to cause havoc to certain members of the society ahead of next general election.
Even though, he could not back his allegations with any substantive proof, the legislator is of the view that, the Church of Pentecost, upholds certain principles of the church.
“My cousin whom I took to America called me one early morning around 5am and said he has established a church and wanted me to buy him some instruments and added that when he gets three women as members of the church, things will be better,” Mr Agyepong said.
When asked why three women, Mr Agyapong explained that immediately the women accept the teachings of his cousin, they will help him grow his church by inviting others.