Indecent dressing, especially among the ladies seem to have become a culture which can no longer be curbed. Worse still, many churches no longer bat an eyelid at the ‘provocative dresses’ the ladies folk wear to the house of God! But the Cape Coast Catholic Church has awoken to say a big ‘NO’ to the nonsense.
The Cape Coast Catholic Church has banned what they labelled ‘provocative dresses’ in the church by its members. Pictures of the prohibited dresses as well as the approved ones have been pasted on the church premises.
According to the President of the St. John The Baptist Church in the Cape Coast town of Paedu, in the Central region, Andrew Kofi Wofersor, the dresses expose parts of those wearing them and so are not fit for the church.
Speaking to Joy News, Andrew Kofi Wofersor, explained that some church members expose their breasts and undies through the dresses they wear which is strictly against Christianity. Continuing, the President used the Muslim women as example, who cover their bodies in order not to attract men. He explained that such dresses that expose vital body parts of women tempt some ‘weaker members’ and even some of the priests.
He therefore advised Christians to dress appropriately for worship. According to him, “It is not that the dresses are not good, but they are not good for the church. When we stop them from putting them on to church, at a point in time they will even stop wearing them to public places.”
Mr. Wofersor pointed out that in this era of fashion, some people easily get carried away by the “naivety” of what they see others wearing without taking note of where they are going with what they are wearing.
He added that they intend to engage the parents and guardians of those they have observed to be wearing these inappropriate dresses so they make an impact in terms of how their members dress in public.
He further explained that since he assumed office about two years now, he together with his council of elders observed certain things going on in the church which were not proper and so they decided to work on them.