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Ghanaian Pastor In Usa Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Refusing To Marry Gay Couple

A pastor at the Power of Christ ministries
in Bronx, NY has been sentenced to 24
months in a federal penitentiary after his
refusal to officiate a gay wedding
ceremony. This comes shortly after the
US Supreme Court’s decision to legalize
gay marriage in the entire country.
The lawyer of the 37 year old pastor,
Rev. Kwame Agyei speaking on behalf of
his client stated:
“We are in the process of
appealing the guilty verdict and i
believe we will come out
victorious,” said attorney James
Austin.”Rev. Agyei was exercising
his religious freedom rights
which is granted by the
constitution of this land.”
“Religious freedom goes both
ways, Mr. Austin,” Williams told a
packed courtroom. “It is not your
place to deny individuals the
same rights that everyone else
has, rights that were passed down
and agreed upon in a court of
law, the ultimate court, the
Supreme Court. It is not your
decision whether or not you
agree with the law but more
importantly that you follow it and
enforce it.”
According to the criminal investigation,
Power of Christ ministries is registered
with the state of New York as a “religious
corporation” limited to performing “one-
man-one-woman marriages as defined by
the Holy Bible .”
But the church is also registered as a
for-profit business and city officials said
that means the owners must comply with
state and federal regulations.

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