Celebrated playwright, Uncle Ebo Whyte, has supported calls by the Church of Pentecost to discourage amorous pre-wedding photos.
His support is not based on the amorous nature of such photographs as faulted by the church, but the usefulness of the practice.
Speaking on JoyFM’s Super Morning Show Monday, Mr. Whyte argued that the practice, which is alien to Ghanaian culture, has no significance at all to the marriage.
“I don’t care if the (pre-marital photo) is amorous or not but what is the point? I want someone to convince me if it is necessary beyond the fact that someone did it and others think that let us also do it,” he said.
He added, “I think that pre-wedding photos like a lot of the things get crazy and we need to think about them again and ask ourselves what is the point, where did it come from and what is the justification for it?”
Mr. Whyte further states that people engage in the practice “without thinking through why there is the need to do it because your wedding is coming on and you will have all the pictures in the world.”
Uncle Ebo Whyte's comments are predicated on the recent decision of the Church of Pentecost to discourage its members, especially the youth, from taking sensual pre-wedding photo shoots.
The General Secretary of the Church Apostle, Nana Yaw Kumi, explained these photos demean the holy matrimony and do not speak well of Christians charged to live holy lives.
The church has observed that many would-be couples abuse the concept of pre-wedding shots, noting that some would-be couples go the extreme of “touching” vital areas of each other as if they were already married.
The General Secretary of the Church announced the decision on Saturday at the ongoing Global Minister’s Conference at Pentecost Convention Center (PCC) at Gomoa Fetteh near Kasoa in the Central Region.
Mr. Ebo Whyte who asserts himself as an associate member of the church of Pentecost says he is the wrong person to pass judgment on the church of Pentecost.
“You are asking the wrong person to pass judgment on the church of Pentecost. I am an associate member of the church of Pentecost.”