A woman is claiming that Kofi Danso, the leader of the Miracle for All Nations, told her that God wanted her to abort the child Danso impregnated her with or else she would die.
Chris-Ann Bartley’s son is now 6 months old. According to a DNA test, Danso, who calls himself a prophet, is the father.
Earlier this month, Danso asked the court to keep the paternity results sealed in Bartley’s lawsuit against him. He said if people knew he was the father, his reputation would suffer.
Ontario Supreme Court Justice Fred Myers denied the request.
"Ms. Bartley's evidence is that when she approached Mr. Danso to tell him that she was pregnant, he asked her to have an abortion. When she declined, she claims that he told her that 'the Lord showed him if I have the child I would die,'" Myers wrote.
Danso is married to Rev. JoAnne Danso. They have four daughters. His wife is also pregnant with twins.
According to a July affidavit, Danos said he did not have “sexual relations” with Bartley. He said the claims were meant to make him “pay child support for the child who was fathered by another man.”
After the paternity test was revealed to Danso, he said he was “shocked.” He has since said that he was seduced into the affair.
"But he now admits to having been seduced by Ms. Bartley. He says that being married, he offended his marriage vows, and was too frightened to admit his limited contact with Ms. Bartley. He referred to their relationship as a mistake that should not have occurred," the judge wrote.
Danso says God called him to be an apostle and prophet and “to raise champions and leaders in the 21stCentury church.” His followers call him “Papa.”
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.