Intending couples of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) are now to submit for genital testing before they can be allowed to proceed to marriage. Though the kind of genital testing is yet to be made clear, it is revealed that it will help prevent marital crisis due to falsehood about reproductive/genital status.
The document labelled “memo,” from Assistant General Overseer (Admin & Personnnel), with reference: RCCG/PERS/IFO/AD/MENO/10/05/2018, has as subject: Directive on pre-marital examination.
The “memo” reads:
“Calvary greetings in Jesus’ name.
“The Mission Authority has observed the recurrence of cases of marital crises resulting from falsehood, especially in the case of undeclared or unconfessed reproductive/genital status.
“We have the directive of the General Overseer to instruct the entire Mission’s outpost that forthwith, pre-marital medical examination for intending couples should also include genital test.
“Further, Provinces are requested to register with particular (trusted) government approved hospital for the various pre-marital examinations for intending couples.
“Remain blessed in this season of songs and victory in Jesus’ name, amen.”
While the above memo is yet to be confirmed whether it is truly from authorities of RCCG, a Twitter user, @chydee, listed what is seens as some mandatory guideline for couples who want to get married in RCCG, House of David. The guidelines include:
1) At least 4 weeks to the wedding date, the Bride’s wedding dress, the chief bridesmaid dress and one of the bridesmaid’s dresses must be presented to the marriage committee for fitting/inspection/approval.
2) No tail is allowed on wedding dress. Traditional wedding gowns are also not allowed. You are required to wear decent calf-length dress and only short veils are allowed.
3) The bride will be required to take a pregnancy test at the church designated hospital.
4) The church must receive at least six
(5) Months notice to the date of wedding.
6) The groom wears a well tailored two piece suit. No fancy waist coat, tail, too hats or cravats.
7) A maximum of six persons in the bridal train