By Samuel Appah-Peniel
Most Reverend Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, (MCG) has stated that the Church rejects Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) marriage as well as any revisionist interpretation of the bible that seeks to make same sex relationships permissible.
Preaching the sermon at the induction ceremony for Connexional Lay Movement Council Executive at the Bethany Methodist Society at Dzorwulu in Accra, Most Reverend Dr. Boafo, , said “same sex relationships are neither biblical teachings nor can the bible’s position be revised to support it’.
‘ The Methodist Church Ghana rejects any revisionist interpretation of the bible that seeks to make same sex relationships permissible.” He added
According to him “The MCG has not amended its long-standing position on marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman neither do we permit Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT), co-habitation of unmarried couples nor divorce by Christians.”
“The Methodist Church Ghana frowns on any decision that contradicts the teaching of the bible on sexuality and marriage.” he pointed out.
LGBTQI+ Rights Ghana has opened an administrative office at Ashongman, a suburb of Accra, Ghana which has been condemned widely in the country.
He also called on Christians to live like Jesus Christ and live a lifestyle worthy of emulation adding that Christians must avoid fake lifestyles in order to disciple others for Jesus Christ.
In a related development, Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, Moses Foh-Amoaning has called on the government to shut down the new LGBT office in Accra.
This comes after the group organized a fundraiser which was attended by several diplomats who pledged to support the group.
“The presidency, the ministry of foreign Affairs and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) have every right to investigate that office to close it down immediately and arrest and prosecute those people involved in it,” he said.
The newly inducted executive of the Connexional Lay Movement Council were Bro. Isaac Simpson- Vice Chairman, Bro. (Dr.) Christopher Larbie-Secretary, Bro. Benjamin Nana Yamoah- Assistant Secretary, Bro. Joseph K. Addo-Treasurer, Bro. Nana Amoah-Organizer and Sis. Kate A. Yankson-Co-opted Member.