The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, said that he had asked his son to fire his secretary so that his son would avoid falling into the sin of adultery.
He said this in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
The cleric said in a message titled, “Crush that crush,” that it was important for married couples to keep their bodies holy like the temple of God.
He said, “One of my sons once told me that he was always happy to come back to the office every Monday because he could see his secretary again. I told him to fire her immediately. Nothing and no one is worth your marriage.
“What is a married woman doing on the phone with another man for countless minutes? Why would a married man be spending so much time with another man’s wife? Why would you prefer to discuss intimate issues with your friend of the opposite sex instead of your God-given spouse?”
The RCCG overseer asked married couples to spend more time together and exchange compliments.
Some feminists on social media, however, faulted Adeboye’s approach to tackling adultery.
They argued that an innocent woman ought not to be fired because her boss was developing sexual feelings for her.
@Zaddy_nomso tweeted, “Pastor Adeboye you told your son to fire a lady that is innocently working to make ends meet, she should be rendered jobless for no reason.”
@IamAbioduAa also tweeted, “Before you start supporting Pastor Adeboye on this matter, remember this, that lady might be the breadwinner of one family, sacking her for the inability of his son to hold himself is a selfish and wrong decision.”
But @Edmundoris supported the cleric, saying, “If you’re a Christain and you have issues with what Pastor Adeboye said concerning sacking the secretary, then something is wrong somewhere to be honest. You need to go back and actually read your bible again.”
Some other feminists wondered if Adebayo would have asked his son to resign if he had said he was developing sexual feelings for his female boss.