Friends and family members of a man whose wedding was cancelled in Aba, Abia State by his church, have praised his courage for going ahead with the wedding, in another church.

The man, Mr Israel Kennedy, was to wed his wife, former Miss Rose, in an Assemblies of God Church at 158 Ikot Ekpene road in Aba, but the wedding was cancelled because the wife-to-be was discovered to be pregnant, by the church, a few hours to the wedding.

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This made the board of the church to cancel the wedding in accordance with the laws establishing the church which totally forbids pregnancy before marriage.

Israel Kennedy and his lover were also suspended and fined by the church for defaulting in the church’s law.

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The cancellation left the couple and their guests disappointed as they had already spent a huge amount of money to prepare for the wedding and reception.

But supported by his friends, family members and his in-laws, Mr Kennedy and his wife got a new church in the Enyimba city w. they were joined together as husband and wife.

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The new church (name withheld) agreed to wed the man and his wife based on its own constitution.

The church weds such couples once the traditional marriage rites have been completely performed.

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According to a friend of the couple, Uche Simeon, “the man and his wife are now happy that they have become husband and wife.

“The embarrassment of last Sunday has been wiped away and they are not even bot.d about any more sanctions from their original church.”

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