-Opposition Political Parties Brand Bishop Isaac Winker’s Assertion
The Bishop of the Dominion Christian Fellowship Church, Isaac Winker has again come under serious condemnation for his recent assertion that‘God’ will rise up against anyone who will rise up against the leadership of President George Manneh Weah.
Bishop Winker spoke recently at his church during the thanksgiving service in commemoration of the CDC-led government one-year at the helm of power.
In a statement Monday January 28, 2019, four opposition political parties condemned the clergyman’s assertion, saying his statement is an ‘assault on freedom’ in the country.
Officials of the Unity Party, All Liberian Party, Alternative National Congress and Liberty Party alleged that Bishop Winker, one of President Weah’s religious advisors hurled insults at those who disagree with the way they have ‘wrongly conducted the affairs’ of the nation so far.
“That event was held in a church founded, owned and operated by Isaac Winker, a close relative of the president and who also serves on the Board of JFK. Winker’s insults and pronounced “curses” were not simply directed at the President’s critics and political opponents; Instead, they were an assault on Freedom,” the four opposition political parties said in a statement issued Monday January 28, 2019 in Monrovia.
Prior to the statement’s the clergyman’s comments have earlier been greeted with a storm of criticisms from diverse segments of the public including the opposition bloc, student groups and even the religious community which Rev. Winker claimed to be representing during the event.