- A Nigerian pastor has taken to social media to share his thoughts about divorce
- According to him, men of God who are divorced and remarried have no business doing pastoral works
- Many Nigerians online seem to disagree with him as they are of the opinion that pastors are human too
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While it is common to see pastors with failed marriages still carrying on with their pastoral duties, it appears not every clergyman subscribes to this.
A Nigerian pastor identified as Mekaowulu Izuchukwu on Sunday, August 23, took to the Facebook platform to share his thoughts about divorced pastors who remarry.
According to him, such men have no business being on the pulpit of God as God's work begins in the home.
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"Any pastor that divorced his wife and marries another person has no business on the pulpit of God, pastoral work begins at home," he wrote.
The post didn't sit well with a lot of people who thought it unfair to pastors in bad marriages.
According to some, pastors are human beings too and deserve peace of mind and happiness.
See some comments below:
off2bed_collectives: "Why? Are they not human being too?? That’s why people keep committing sulcide because of entitled and judgmental folks like you. Pasto or no pastor if you re not happy in any relationship quit it."
_genia._: "Can we stop treating divorce like it’s a disease?"
krizsong: "This post is very baseless. So if a wife becomes violent he should remain in the marriage just because he's a Pastor???"
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kingsleytresh: "So someone should stick with a bad spouse because he’s a pastor? Pls shift."
iam.damie: "Which kain nonsense talk be this? So if the marriage is toxic, he should stay?"
shimmerzbeautypalace: "Ok Pastor Izu, when they get to Heaven close the gate against them. Assistant Jesus"
d3.3e: "Cause pastor no be human being! If you’re not happy in your marriage leave and be with someone who makes you happy."
edoziemcv: "No one is perfect. Oga Pastor be calming down and be offing Mic."
mynameisadabekee: "Deputy Jesus. Humans fighting battles for God."
In other news, following the controversy that trailed Will and Jada Smith's marriage and the story of the latter's affair with August Alsina, Pastor Laurie Idahosa joined the conversation.
The woman of God who is also a motivational speaker and author stated that marriage is not a place to have entanglements with others.
In a post shared to her Instagram account, Laurie uploaded a photo of herself with her husband, Bishop Benson Idahosa and followed it up with her writeup.
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