New book castigates church leaders for feeding on gullibility of public

| Updated Dec 02, 2017 at 6:16pm



A book that seeks to expose the double lifestyle of false prophets who perpetuate evil has been launched in Accra.

The book titled “Broken Teeth" cautions the public to be wary of such individuals.

The author of the book, Rev. Suma Kupa Jehu-Appiah said churches and their leaders appear to live for themselves, feeding on the gullibility and the vulnerability of the public. He said the country is virtually besieged by con prophets.

Rev. Jehu-Appiah urged government to regulate the activities of churches that run adverts promising the unrealistic and thereby crushing the future of the youth.

The book reveals some heinous crimes committed by some religious leaders, especially those in the churches lacking corporate or moral word-based checks.

Rev. Suma Kupa Jehu-Appiah read sections of the book to demonstrate that some prophets financially exploit the public by having one face for their public lives and another for private lives.

He said government may be toothless in dealing with the problem that is affecting productivity in the country.

He suggested that journalists, novelists, and playwright can educate the public about the criminalities of these false prophets.

The Chairman for the launch, Amankorahene of the Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council Nana Obokum Atta IX, expressed disappointed that the ever increasing number of churches has not necessarily reflected favourably on the country.

The author hopes that an alliance can be set up to create a future discussion forum to help stem the tide of moral decay threatening to corrupt the most sensitive institution in the country.