The outspoken member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has singled out the pastorate for being the main brain behind the underdevelopment, apart from Politicians, Media, and Chiefs in the country.
Kennedy Agyapong, who was speaking on Adom TV Badwam hosted by Omanhene Kwabena Asante accused the clergy of brainwashing their congregation in order to exploit them.
The maverick MP bemoaned the manner in which the airwaves have been dominated by lotto number giving pastors, which heretofore was not in existence in ‘proper’ churches like Presby, Methodist, Anglican, and Roman Catholic.
“Religion is impeding progress in this country. If you listen to the radio in the country, pastors are now giving out lotto numbers. Their preaching is all about lotto numbers. Giving two sure and promising that if you stake those numbers you will win big.
I have asked that they should be taken off my media networks. The preaching the person is doing is causing more damage than the money he is paying for the airtime”, Kennedy Agyapong revealed passionately.
Kennedy Agyapong revealed that this current dispensation led by bogus so-called men of God, using psychology and spiritual gymnastics to exploit gullible members.
“I believe in God but he says he has created us in his own image. He says he has given us everything. If he wants us to be animals he will not create us as superior beings over animals. There is this trend they put fear in church members in order to cheat them….
Pastors frightening us in order to make us kowtow to their whims and caprices. Make us vulnerable to whatever they want to exploit from us”, Kennedy Agyapong revealed.
“It is pathetic to see the number of women in churches…I do not know what they want. The last penny of the poor woman will be given to the pastor to live a lavish life”, Kennedy Agyapong added.