A photo of a Brazilian couple who appear to be making love on church altar in the full glare of a congregation has sparked outrage on social media.
According to reports, the couple have been married for many years and struggling to have a child.
So they visited the church for prayers to conceive. The pastor agreed to help them spiritually to have a child.
The pastor offered the infertile couple a mattress and asked them to have s?x on the altar while he prayed for them in the presence of other church members.
This was the initial information Kasatintin News gathered from a post shared on Twitter.
But leadership of the church located in Brazil have issued a statement to clarify the incident in the viral photo.
The statement said the photo featured two women, not a man and a woman as being speculated on the internet.
It added that the woman came to church with a sickness and she fainted during service.
She was dragged to the church altar for special prayers.
A female pastor was called to lay on the sick woman as part of a ‘prophetic act’ to heal her.
The church argued that getting a female minister to lay on top of the sick woman was right.
It said the direction was based on the Bible passage that saw Prophet Elisha lay on the body of a dead boy while praying to God to bring his spirit back to life.