Pictures of the wedding between John Kumuyi and Love Odih surfaced some days ago after their wedding last weekend and has been raising a lot of furor since then. I honestly had no idea when I posted them as I do some other celebrity wedding photos how controversial they would become. And it wasn't just on this blog. Almost everywhere I saw the photos, especially on Facebook where I got the picture above.
People are in two camps, some blaming the couple and the GO of Deeper Life for flouting the rules of the church concerning how a lady should dress, rules which the GO himself made and continues to enforce for other members of the church. Others defend the new wife as being modest enough.
A sample of the debate from the comments on the post goes as follows;
Fa, fa, fa, foul!!! Deeper life sisters are not allowed to perm their hair or even wear make-up. Why is there a double standard for the GO's son?
Anonymous 12:45 AM
My dear i fear oh. My thots exactly. or is it that the sheep in some geographical regions practice something else. My friend who is a medical doctor and also a Deeper Life member looked so plain and old on her wedding and when I saw the pictures I didn't just understand why she couldn't have at least worn a fine wedding dress! She could very well afford it !!! Nawa.
Anonymous 12:46 AM
Granted, she looked simple enough and her make-up is minimal compared to what recent brides wear...but!
Anonymous 7:34 AM
Same thought here when I saw the picture. I have witnessed a deeper life wedding and it is nothing compared to this! The bride did not wear any flowing wedding gown, but a suit skirt or dress with a full hat or turban. And the ceremony was without fanfare or paparazzi. So am kind of surprise to see permed hair, make-up and a wedding gown. Well,that is why I always say my own, your own, and our own is different,and Christianity is a personal issue between GOD and man.
Anonymous 5:09 AM
Hay!!! every commentator should not look at all these make ups and dresses God see your heart , Mighty God is so big that he will not be looking at your dress to judge you forget The G.O son's wedding think about how you will get to heaven there is no sin in what you ve' seen above.
Marialex. 1:02 AM
I'm Surprise her Hair is Showng,She's Suppose to Cover it Or Tie Up with a Sack or Wrapper.
Anonymous 2:28 AM
Well, she might not have had a perm. Natural hair can be flat-ironed to to get a straight texture... but the issue is why the disguise (assuming thats what it is).
Anonymous 8:00 AM
I'm sure the GO didn't hold a gun to the head of all the other ladies who suffered their head on their wedding. Leave this girl alone please!
Anonymous 9:48 AM
They can't wear earrings but they can hire limousines? Doesn't that defeat the entire purpose of modesty?
Anonymous 3:16 PM
Matthew 7:1 says: "Judge not, that ye may not be judged". Learn how 2 control ur thumb finger or tongue. Don't incure God's anger on yourselves. Mind ur business.
Anonymous 4:58 AM
May God bless d union it shall be fruiful in Jesus name. Critics shd beware.Dis is modest enough. John carry go D Church is marching on.
Anonymous 7:21 AM
i know u guys that in support are DL members, now we get to know and believe practically that all fingers are not equal in the sense that the G/O is higher than other members of his church it rather unfair.
Anonymous 12:55 PM
Cut them some slack people. Did the wedding take place in a DL church? Do the kids attend DL? There is no law that says the child has to attend the father's church. And from what I know, Pastor Kumuyi's kids have always shunned the acerbic ways of their father. Should the parents not have attended the wedding if the children are not members of DL anymore?
That being said, I hope the church will learn some lessons from this. They have in the past punished parents for the sins & excesses of their children and spouses. Who gets to punish the G.O.? Do they now understand that every man walks his own walk?
My thoughts align most with this last comment. Let each Christian run their own race without depending or looking to the GO or any human.