The Ebuhleni Nazareth Baptist Church has banned the recording of videos and taking of photos during their services because some church members were selling videos and photos of the pastor delivering his sermon.
The ban was announced over the weekend at the annual pilgrimage at the headquarters in Inanda. A church member who owns a video and photo production company was not happy with the decision:
“It’s a sad day for us. We’re unemployed and make money by selling the sermon videos and photos of our leader."
He said that the decision would negatively affect him financially. He said that they were not selling the footage out of spite but rather to promote the church and the word of God.
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Another congregant said he would also suffer because he used to sell the recordings at the taxi rank.
Church spokesman, Thokozani Mncwabe, said he understood the circumstances of the church members but the leaders’ decision had to be respected.
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