The founder of Brian Jones Outreach Ministries during a live streaming session on Facebook claimed it’s not right for churches to give back to its members during the coronavirus outbreak.
He was responding to a question thrown by one of the viewers on why mega churches are not giving out free hand sanitizers to support the fight against the pandemic.
“…let me tell you, it’s not the responsibility of the church to but hand sanitizers for you because you give offering. It is not. You give offering to God to receive a blessing. It’s not compulsory that the church has to bring you hand sanitizers,” he claimed.
His comment caused an outrage on social media, with many celebrities slamming him.
Efia Odo was first to call him out, saying he doesn’t care about his church members. Afia Schwarzenegger called him out as well and revealed that the pastor called her for help after his comment backfired.
Former Burniton Music Group label signee Kelvyn Boy claimed Pastor Brian deserves slap while Salma Mumin labels his statement as ‘insensitive’.
Sister Derby said his behavior isn’t ‘Christ-like’, adding that it is ‘disgusting’ and that he should be ashamed of himself.
Victoria Lebene, an actress and journalist, was puzzled about the structure of churches and why paying tithes and offertory is necessary if members can’t benefit.
Mzbel tagged him ‘man of money’ (contrary to the title ‘Man of God), ‘fraudster’ and ‘charlatan’.
Eddie Nartey said he should shut up if he can’t help humanity in this trial times.
See the celebrity reactions below.