The bishops of the Anglican Church have described homosexuality as an injustice in the sight of God.
They therefore promised to do everything in their power and mandate to ensure that the anti-LGBTQI + bill is passed.
A statement said: “We, the House of Bishops representing the Anglican Church of Ghana (internal province of Ghana) have supported the anti-gay (LGBTQI +) bill currently before the Ghana House of Parliament. Our support grew out of the belief that LGBTQI + “is unbiblical and ungodly”.
“We view LGBTQI + as an injustice in the sight of God and therefore we will do everything in our power and mandate to ensure that the bill is successful.
He continued, “We further state that apart from Christianity, Ghanaian tradition and culture do not allow such an act. It is about the morality of today and that of the future generation yet to be born. As leaders, we must leave a legacy that everyone will be proud of. A heritage of hope in the manner of Christ. It will be remembered that earlier this year, (February 28, 2021) during the enthronement of His Grace, Bishop Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith as Archbishop of the Internal Province of Ghana, at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael and all the angels, Asante Mampong, His Excellency the President of Ghana in no uncertain terms, condemned this ungodly act.
“The Anglican Church of Ghana views this homosexual practice as an act condemned by scripture in both the Old and New Testaments. Leviticus 20:13 clearly states that a man lying with another man is an abomination and liable to death. Likewise, in the New Testament, Paul speaks of homosexuality as “contrary to sound doctrine” as recorded in 1 Timothy 1:10 ‘for the sexually immoral, for those who practice homosexuality, for those who are sexually immoral. slave traders, liars and perjurers — and for all that is contrary to sound doctrine. absolutely the sinful acts and activities they perform.
“We therefore call on our members and the public not to engage in any form of harassment, intimidation, hostility, etc. against individuals or groups associated with LGBTQI +, but rather to view them as potential souls to be won for Christ.
“As a church, we assure that we will gladly open our counseling and support centers for the necessary transformative services required by these individuals or groups. We further advocate for intense education on the Ghanaian Human Rights and Family Values Bill 2021 to avoid acts of emotionality and sentimentality on the part of our members and the general public.
“We will constantly urge our members and the general public to join the church as it prays to remove any obstacle to the realization of the bill. We hope that the House of Parliament will listen to the cry of many Ghanaians who are eager to see the bill passed. May God continue to bless our beautiful homeland, Ghana, and set us free from all forms of injustice. “