“No King On Earth Is Greater Than God”, New Ooni of Ife Replies Critics of His Kneeling To God In Church
A few days ago a picture went viral showing the new Ooni of Ife – Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) kneeling down to pray, during a thanksgiving ceremony for his installation at St Paul’s Anglican, Ile Ife on Dec. 13, 2015.
With some saying his kneeling in church was desecrating the revered stool of Ooni and an affront to traditional African religion which he is supposed to uphold, practise and defend.
One social media user, Teekay Arabambi Akin even said,
The Queen of England from the lands who brought you Christianity doesn’t kneel in the church of England nor does she kneel for the god or Jesus, but the Ooni of Ife, a sacred lineage and position that preceded that of England, preceded Christianity, now feels the need to insult our culture, people, intelligence and dignity by kneeling in some church! This is just disgusting!