From THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE (Nigeria):
Rt. Reverend Isaac Olatunde
Olubowale is the Bishop of the
Diocese of Anglican Communion, Ekiti-Oke, in Ekiti State.
In this interview the Bishop
bares his mind on the 2011
election, issues in the church
and national matters.
How do you view indecent dressing among young ladies, and even among house wives?
Well, it’s a global phenomenon. It is part of the price we have to pay for information technology. The world now is a global village. All these things are watched on the internet. It is also the price we have to pay for the neglect of domestic training. Both the parents and the society are to be blamed for the decadence.
Some wedding gowns are not different from the type of dresses worn to discotheques. Yet some pastors or Bishops will still bless such couples. Don’t the clergy see anything bad in this?
When you talk of ministers of God, that should be quoted. In Anglican Communion, we have our system. For anybody coming to the altar for wedding, we will want to know you. Their is a form for you to fill. You will pass through the counselling section where the prospective couples are told many things.
In Anglican Communion, no bride or member of the bridal train will come to the church or the altar half dressed and be wedded. That is our rule in Anglican Communion. We can’t speak for others. But as ministers of God, we should condemn it because it’s unscriptural. And to condone such a thing that is unscriptural is to incur the wrath of God.
COMMENT:Does the good bishop want to take away all our fun? Turning out on a Saturday to marry some couple, who just want to get the whole thing over with so they can get on with the booze up, is bad enough without having the eye candy removed from the proceedings.