The Christian Council of Ghana has called on the police and other professional bodies to investigate death threats issued by some men of God on their colleague pastors.
General Secretary of the Council, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong says “threatening to kill somebody is out of the realm of religion, you are into crime. It is a statement that when some professionals hear, they must move”.
Rev. Opuni-Frimpong was speaking on the topic, “Who Brings the Preacher to Book In Ghana” on Joy FM’s Christian talk show, ‘A Walk with Jesus’ Sunday evening.
His comments also come on the back of a statement released by the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, condemning verbal attacks by Pastor of the International Godsway Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim on its Rt. Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah.
Rt Rev Korankye Ankrah, heads the Royalhouse Chapel International and is the 1st Vice President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council.
“When somebody is on air, that is TV or radio and he’s threatening that ‘I will kill somebody’, somebody is producing that programme. There’s a camera man who’s filming that. There’s an editor who’s working on that. Now, that is where professionalism must come in. Shouldn’t somebody shut that camera? That programme? Shouldn’t somebody say that when you are threatening to kill somebody, Osofo you have moved from the realms of religion, you are in the realm of the law?” quizzed Rev. Opuni-Frimpong.
He adds “when pastors break the law, the law must take its course because the mere fact that somebody walks to us in the name of God, doesn’t mean the person is over and above the law in this country”
He saids if Ghanaians will not allow politicians to destroy the country, then they should not allow religious leaders to also destroy it.
Rev. Opuni-Frimpong also urged Ghanaians to be responsible for the safety of the country.