An Anglican priest in the Nnewi Diocese of Anambra State, Reverend Ogbuchukwu Lotanna has resigned from priesthood to begin a movement in support of polygamy.
Ogbuchukwu Lotanna Resigns As Anglican Priest
Lotanna, who is also a lawyer from Mbanagu Otolo Nnewi, claimed he received a mandate from God to float a movement that encourages polygamy which is geared towards reducing the rate of sexual sins.
“It is obvious that the church, especially the Anglican Church, has been teaching against the concept of polygamy, but the Lord has opened my eyes to the reality that polygamy is not a sin,” the priest was quoted as saying.
He said God hates divorce of any type, sleeping with another man’s wife and sleeping with someone you are not married to, insisting that God desires men to even marry more than one wife, instead of going for someone’s wife or ladies they are not married to.
Lotanna encouraged men to marry their side chicks to escape hell fire, noting that the only thing wrong with polygamy was to stay in a church that was against the practice “because two cannot work unless they agree.”
The man of God said that the church has hidden this information from members for a long time and it is high time people are told the truth.
The retired priest said that his new movement would be called Gideonites, while the place of worship would be called Gideonites’ Temple.
It was gathered that Lotanna was ordained an Anglican priest on the 22nd of December, 2019, at Cathedral Church of St. Mary’s Uruagu, Nnewi.
He is married to Chinyere Abigail, who hails from Umuogbu village Achara in Awka North of Anambra State.
As of the time of filing this report, there was no official reaction from the Anglican Diocese of Nnewi about the development.
KanyiDaily recalls that another Anglican priest was accused of impregnating a lady who went to his adoration ministry by telling her she had to sleep with him to get healing.