A student of St. Monica’s College of Education in the Ashanti region has revealed that the viral video of a priest kissing three students during church service at the school was a show of appreciation by the priest.
According to the student, Father Obeng Larbi of the Anglican Church decided to kiss the final-year students for their years of service reading the bible during church services.
The incident happened last Sunday.
Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Tuesday, the first-year student (name withheld) said authorities of the school are currently looking the student who recorded and shared the video on the incident.
“The father is the video kissing the students didn’t know we were going to post the video. We were not comfortable with the situation that’s why we were shouting. This is the first time he’s doing this. He gave the school chaplain a kiss and then did same to the 3 female Bible readers. The third girl the father kissed is a virgin and that’s why she gave her cheek to the father to kiss but he forced and kissed her lips. Afterward the incident, she said the father had broken her virginity,” she recounted.
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Commenting on the development, Human Rights advocate Selasi Tsegah urged parents to empower their children to resist abuse of their rights.
“My advice to parents is to empower their girls to understand that a person may be in a power of authority and must be respected but the respect is limited. I think to an even larger conversation that these things are inappropriate that guys shouldn’t be kissing girls in the name of appreciation”.
The video which has gone viral on social media shows the priest on stage inviting the three students for a mouth-to-mouth kiss one after the other. The preacher is seen directing the students to drop their face masks for the kiss.