Popular female cleric, Funke Felix Adejumo of the Agape Christian Ministry, Akure has said no form of abuse should have a place in God’s house.
Adejumo made this statement in reaction to Busola Dakolo’s claim that Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), raped her.
Adejumo shared her thoughts on Wednesday via Instagram .
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THE PAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN HEAVY, NOT JUST IN A GENERAL SENSE OF A NATIONAL RECKONING BUT IN A VERY PERSONAL SENSE AS SOME OF US WHO PASTOR BIODUN FATOYINBO, THE FOUNDER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF ZION ASSEMBLY CONSIDERS LEADERS AND MENTORS IN THE FAITH HAVE WORKED QUIETLY BEHIND THE SCENES FOLLOWING THE SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS OF RAPE MADE BY BUSOLA DAKOLO. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• IT HAS TAKEN ME TIME TO SPEAK PUBLICLY ABOUT THIS BECAUSE WORK FIRST HAD TO BE DONE TO ENABLE THE PROCESS OF RESOLUTION. THIS WAS THE MORE URGENT, PERSONAL TASK. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• TODAY, I AM THANKFUL TO GOD FOR THE COUNSEL THAT HAS SEEN BIODUN STEP DOWN TO ALLOW THE PROCESS OF FACT FINDING, HEALING, RESTITUTION AND JUSTICE CONTINUE. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ALSO SO THAT THE CONGREGATION THAT GOD HAS ENTRUSTED INTO OUR HANDS ARE GUIDED WITH LOVE, INTEGRITY AND WISDOM. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• THE HOUSE OF GOD SHOULD REMAIN A SAFE SPACE FOR ALL. NO FORM OF ABUSE SHOULD HAVE A PLACE IN GOD'S HOUSE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY IS WITH EVERYONE WHO HAS EXPERIENCED BROKEN TRUST FROM THE CHURCH. BUSOLA. EVERY GIRL. EVERY BOY. EVERY CHILD. MAN. WOMAN. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• THE CHURCH IS EMBRACING ACCOUNTABILITY – AND IT IS EXACTLY AS JESUS HAS REQUESTED THAT WE MUST ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FFA… HONORING GOD AND BLESSING HUMANITY
She noted that the past few days “has been heavy not just in a general sense of national reckoning, but in a very personal sense”.
According to her: “It has taken me time to speak publicly about this because work first had to be done to enable the process of resolution. This was the more urgent, personal task.
“Today , I am thankful to God for the counsel that has seen Biodun step down to allow the process of fact-finding, healing, restitution and justice continue. My deepest sympathy to everyone who has experienced broken trust from the church. The church is embracing accountability and it is exactly as Jesus has requested that we must”
TheNewsGuru recalls that Biodun Fatoyinbo on Monday announced his leave of absence from the pulpit via his verified Instagram page.
In his words: “The past few days have been sobering for me. I have taken time to pray and seek spiritual counsel from Christian leaders around the world, who feel very concerned about the ongoing reports in the media. I have solicited their guidance on actions, I should take that are honouring to our Lord Jesus Christ and the work, he has called me to do.
“Drawing from their counsel and that of the leadership of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly and owing to my love for God’s word and sacred honour of my calling, I have decided to take a leave of absence from the pulpit of the church.”