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Ghanaian Pastor In New York Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Refusing To Marry Gay Couple

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A pastor at the Power of Christ ministries in Bronx, NY has been sentenced to 24 months in a federal penitentiary after his refusal to officiate a gay wedding ceremony. This comes shortly after the US Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage in the entire country.

The lawyer of the 37 year old pastor, Rev. Kwame Agyei speaking on behalf of his client stated:

“We are in the process of appealing the guilty verdict and i believe we will come out victorious,” said attorney James Austin.”Rev. Agyei was exercising his religious freedom rights which is granted by the constitution of this land.”

“Religious freedom goes both ways, Mr. Austin,” Williams told a packed courtroom. “It is not your place to deny individuals the same rights that everyone else has, rights that were passed down and agreed upon in a court of law, the ultimate court, the Supreme Court. It is not your decision whether or not you agree with the law but more importantly that you follow it and enforce it.”

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According to the criminal investigation, Power of Christ ministries is registered with the state of New York as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by the Holy Bible.”

But the church is also registered as a for-profit business and city officials said that means the owners must comply with state and federal regulations.


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  2. this is complete fabrication. US law does not compel religious institutions, only legal ones. You have your facts wrong.

  3. let me say this the world is going loko, and banana.. It true in this statement:

    It has become abundantly clear in the second half of the twentieth century that Western Man has decided to abolish himself.

    Having wearied of the struggle to be himself, he has created
    his own boredom out of his own affluence,
    his own impotence out of his own erotomania,
    his own vulnerability out of his own strength;
    himself blowing the trumpet that brings the walls of his own city tumbling down, and, in a process of auto-genocide, convincing himself that he is too numerous, and laboring accordingly with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer in order to be an easier prey for his enemies;
    until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keels over a weary, battered old brontosaurus and becomes extinct.

    The Pastor the right to refuse to such a thing against his will and religious belief . damn the Court and the law the sentence that Pastor

  4. I would like to know if the White House has a Bible of its own or not. Because the Jewish Bible as well as Christian Bible is clear in the Book of Leviticus 20:13 That if a man lies with a male as with a woman, they have committed an abomination; the two of them shall be put to death; their blood-guilt is upon them. God meant an anus for exit of waste product not for any purpose.
    I therefore believe that, some Americans and European would like to take us back to the stone age era or Medieval but we in Africa despite the fact that we lag behind in technological advances but we have gone so far in morality and social science in general. Richness does not qualify you to assume the role of God. Please the preachers of sodomy should come back to their senses lest their children will become gay and will not have menstrual period through their ass.

  5. The wrath of God will soon consume the United States! Nobody goes into war with the God of Israel and remain the same! Let them go back to world history.

  6. Dogs have senses then human, because no where in this world you’ll see a male dog laying out with another male dog.

  7. Please read entire article. Last paragraph “But the church is also registered as a for-profit business and city officials said that means the owners must comply with state and federal regulations.”. This is not about non profit registered religious organizations. Your local church is still at its discretion. Hopefully it will do the loving compassionate thing.

  8. I thank God for the pastors life. He did perfectly right since no one can compel him to do otherwise, against his will and the will of God
    For the many that are campaigning for human riights, aren’t they aware about individual rights? No matter what humans do the word of God remains the same and can never be changed. Thank you pastor for the decision you took.

  9. This is Crazy, now the white man wants to assume the role of God…..its only in white mans land that stupidity like this prevails. …go on with your abnormal lust…you can do whatever but you can never force africa to be like you. …perverts. .if your daddy fucked your grand fathers ass would you have been born?…non sensical if they want to marry let them create their own church and bless their marriage there…..is it by force…..the church is for God and he has given rules and regulations as to how to run his church…the church is older than any constitution and any leader to decide for us what to accept as Christians and what not to accept. ….God bless the Ghanaian doctor. …cursed generation, over pampered, deluded, brain washed, satanic, lustful, wicked, lost essence, no value, cheap humans, degraded than animals and devilish generation. …led by some disfunctional and satanic agents as presidents….God have mercy on all of us.

  10. I mean God bless the pastor….its God that will fight for him not a mere human being. …shame on you all trying to fight the word of God…why dont you force the Arab countries to legalise gayism?…

    Africa is your laboratory where you try your diseases and fake inventions, hypocrites..
    Your time will come soon and you will know that Jesus is Lord.

  11. Now those making the news are not LGBTs or their supporters but those standing for Jesus Christ. ‪#‎BeBold‬ ‪#‎StandforJesus‬

  12. funny fanatical Christian comments. always cherry picking the Bible. quoting the verses you like and disregarding the ones you don’t. where is your 1 Corinthians 14:34? do you follow it?
    the Leviticus verse says ‘put them to death’. why not follow gods commandment to the letter. stupid fanatical bunch. you don’t deserve to live with this kind of hatred in your hearts.
    freedom for all!!!

  13. Im just going to assume that the couple was not from his church because if they were they would know the church”s beliefs on gay marriage…

    so know the question that stands is……who were they and was this done purposely?

  14. I am from Africa and live in the US and I want to say that not all Americans agreed with the same sex marriage and not all of them lost their minds. But those who support same sex marriage are very few but very vocal. The majority of the US population don’t agree with same sex marriage. For those who support same sex marriage but live straight life one day they will be shocked when their 14 year so old boy bring another 14 years old boy and introduce to their parents saying this is my boyfriend. Then the reality will knock their head out and they will go nut.

  15. If a person has a right to be gay, a person should equally have a right to be straight. How do you stay straight by avoiding things of gay. Straight people are under attack.

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