Just In : Couple whose wedding was cancelled over pregnancy weds in another church
A couple whose wedding was cancelled at an Assembly of God church in Aba, Abia State over pregnancy claim has reportedly wedded in another church.
The couple, Mr Israel and Mrs Rose Kennedy were on the verge of being joined together in holy matrimony at the Assembly of God church recently when the wedding presiding priest cancelled the programme because the bride was discovered to be pregnant by the church.
The priest had premised the wedding cancellation on the laws establishing the church which totally forbids pregnancy before marriage.
The church’s Board afterwards suspended the couple and fined them for defaulting in the church’s law.
However, supported by his friends, family members and his in-laws, Mr Kennedy and his wife got a new church in the Enyimba city where they were joined together as husband and wife.
The new church (name withheld) agreed to wed the man and his wife based on its own constitution.
The church weds such couples once the traditional marriage rites have been completely performed.
According to a friend of the couple, Uche Simeon, “the man and his wife are now happy that they have become husband and wife.
“The embarrassment of last Sunday has been wiped away and they are not even bothered about any more sanctions from their original church.”