The founder and general overseer of the Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyin Asare in a video posted on his Instagram page described as absurd how people can go about their normal activities without fear of contracting the virus until the issue of church service comes up.
“Is it not amazing to you that people are okay to go and vote in primaries? They are not afraid that they will get coronavirus. They are okay to go to the market and not afraid to get coronavirus.
“They are okay to sit in trotro, they are okay to sit in a taxi and go everywhere. But when it comes to church it is like at the gate of the church, we are distributing coronavirus. That is what the devil has made people think,” he said.
His comment comes days after the governing New Patriotic Party held its primaries in 165 constituencies that saw in some cases total disregard for social distancing and other Covid-19 safety protocols.
“Is it not amazing to you that our president, our Minister of Health who are all Christians, when it comes to taking a decision on church activities during this pandemic are afraid.
“Everybody believes that people can go and vote and the coronavirus will not get them. We can go and register and the virus will not get them and even distribute NIA cards. Have multitude gather on a park and still not get the virus. But if they come to church the coronavirus will get them. It is a demon,” he said.