Ekasi News publishes apology after printing one-sided and inaccurate article about the UCKG.
The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), an international Biblically-based church, is shocked by the blatant untruths about the UCKG in this report. The church is concerned by this one-sided reporting and surprised that the journalist did not contact the Public Relations department at the church for comment. If this had been done, the church would have had the opportunity to correct the inaccuracies prior to publication.
Following publication of this untrue and inaccurate article, the UCKG exercises its right to reply in this statement to correct the misconceptions created by such articles. In response the headlines question “Can a church become a business?” the answer is that the Universal Church’s only “business” is preaching the word of God and helping people overcome their difficult circumstances through faith and action.
The article makes sweeping generalizations without naming any person or verifying any accusations directed at the church. This is not fair or balanced journalism.
At the UCKG, church members are invited to offer donations which are strictly monitored and in line with Biblical principles. Giving is not obligatory no one is ever compelled to give any sort of donation or offering. All money given freely is used by the church its daily operations and for funding numerous evangelistic projects to alleviate suffering and uplift communities in need. All donations are audited by an independent South African auditing firm and submitted to the government annually. The statement that the pastor “must make money from the church” is without any foundation and completely incorrect.
This article contains completely unsubstantiated accusations as well as the ridiculous suggestion that the church could pay R10, 000 for someone to speak on radio about their experiences.
The UCKG welcomes balanced and fair reporting and articles with factually correct content. Any journalist wishing to write about the UCKG is invited to contact the church’s public relations department on 011 224 3400/011 224 3447 or on email email@example.com