Opinion: Pastor Ray McCauley is wrong to say church should be regulated

Pastor Ray McCauley of Rhema Family Churches says religious leaders must set up structures which will hold their affiliates accountable.

McCauley, who is also the chairman of the National Religious Leaders Council, says the arrest of Pastor Tim Omotoso is disturbing and raises concerns about how pastors should be held into account.

Omotoso has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing women in his congregation.

Political analyst and senior journalist, Stephen Grootes, says McCauley got it all wrong.

You can’t regulate religion. It does not work.

Stephen Grootes, EWN senior reporter and political analyst

And who is Ray McCauley to say that his church is fine and another church isn’t.

Stephen Grootes, EWN senior reporter and political analyst

And Pastor Ray you should also know better than to give government any kind of power over religion because once you start that very bad things happen.

Stephen Grootes, EWN senior reporter and political analyst

Listen to Stephen Grootes full comment below...


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