The country is too religious; no right attitude to develop - Dag Heward-Mills

The country is too religious; no right attitude to develop - Dag Heward-Mills

Founder of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Dag Heward-Mills, believe that Ghanaians are overly-religious, an attitude he thinks is detrimental to national development.

The founder of the Lighthouse Chapel International, now known as the United Denomination of the Lighthouse Group of Churches (UD-OLGC), Dag Heward-Mills, jabbed Ghanaians for exhibiting too much religiosity in all aspects of life.

The Christian preacher, according to the report sighted by, was thankful that Ghanaians overwhelmingly had a sense of morality thanks to a strong religious culture.

However, Heward-Mills said the people lack the right attitude towards national development.

The evangelist was quoted as saying: “the country is too religious [but[ does not have the right attitude”.

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He continued that, "Most people who claim to be born again are only doing that under the guise of religion, but the truth is, they are not really born again that is why there is no much significant development.”

Heward-Mills comments were supposedly a part of his sermon during the 2019 Easter celebration.

In recent times, the preacher faced backlash from Ghanaians on social media after claiming in sermons and some of his books that depression was of a spiritual, and not a physical cause.

Many argued that Heward-Mills, a medical doctor by training, should have known better.

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Meanwhile, dancehall musician Shatta Wale has showered praises on National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu after photos of the eminent Muslim leader worshipping in a Christian church on Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Sheikh Sharabutu, ahead of his 100th birthday celebration on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, joined worshippers at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra to mark Easter Sunday.

Impressed with the national Chief Imam's move, Shatta Wale took to social media to share a photo of the visit.

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