Sam George warns Parliament and Ghanaians against regulating "one-man churches"

Sam George warns Parliament and Ghanaians against regulating "one-man churches"

Sam George, the Ningo Prampram representative in Parliament, is warning his colleagues and Ghanaians on attempts at passing legislation aimed at regulating churches in Ghana.

Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Samuel George, is cautioning Ghanaians with regard to the talk of parliamentary regulation of churches.

George, according to an report, is of the opinion that any attempt to control the activities of religious groups in Ghana will clash against biblical teachings and basic freedoms of the Ghanaian.

The Ningo Prampram MP thinks churches are already regulated in Ghana and urged Parliament to adopt a more "workable solution".

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“The church and religious organisations are already regulated in this country. We have the Christian Council, Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches so what we can do as a state is to collaborate with the leadership of these churches", was quoted as saying.

He continued: “They have even said that what they want Parliament to do is to strengthen these organisations and make it mandatory for every church to come under the umbrella of one of these recognised bodies, so Parliament and the state should tread cautiously as issues of faith cannot be legislated even with logic."

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George's admonishing comes in the wake of some MPs calling for a law to be enacted to regulate activities of churches solely owned and run by individuals and self-professed pastors termed as “one-man church.”

Some of these churches are alleged to have been engaging in all manner of unacceptable practices in the country.

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