Churches to resist legalisation of homosexuality in Ghana

A group photograph of the participants

A group photograph of the participants

Churches in Ghana will resist any attempt to legalise homosexuality in the country, a Senior Pastor of Calvary Grace Chapel of the Assemblies of God Church, Ghana at La, Reverend George K.K. Abaidoo, has said.

He said he supported calls by a section of the public on President John Mahama to come out and state his position on the issue.

Rev Abaidoo, said this in an interview with The Ghanaian Times in Accra on Monday after the opening of the International Pastors’ and Ministers’ Conference (IPMC) and said homosexuality was unscriptural and an affront to the Ghanaian society and cultures.

The five-day IPMC 2015 on the theme “Kingdom Advancement; Accelerating the Great Commission,” is being attended by more than 1200 persons across the world including the USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Uganda.

It is being organised by Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Centre of the USA, in partnership Calvary Rescue Mission Ghana, Ghana Without Orphans, Ghana Evangelical Mission and Ghana Evangelical Mission Association.

Rev Abaidoo stressed that homosexuality should be frowned upon because it was inimical to the physical and spiritual growth of an individual.

“Even animals do not mate with their same sex counterparts and why will humans decide to sleep with their same sex counterpart?” he queried.

The Minister argued that even though homosexuality was practised by some individuals or could be found in the Ghanaian society, the social ill should not be given a legal assent.

Asked, whether, he supported the call by a section of the society for the President to state his position on the matter, Rev Abaidoo responded in the affirmative.

Rev Abaidoo pointed out that   homosexuality had a spiritual dimension and the church would pray for those engaged in it, saying the practice could not be fought on the “physical aspect alone.”

“The church will continue to pray for those engaged in homosexuality and educate them on the need to refrain from the practice,” he said.

President Barack Obama assented to homosexuality in America, after the Supreme Court had approved of the practice. Consequently, it is now legal for individuals of the same sex in America to marry.

Rev Abaidoo, who is the Chairman of the Planning Committee of the IPMC, said in view of the threat of homosexuality, this year’s conference would focus on children and emphasised the need for children to be brought up in a Godly manner so that they would refrain from social ills such as homosexuality.

Topics to be discussed at the conference, according to Rev Abaidoo included Child development, The role of the church in community development, Conflict resolution, Care for orphans, and The role the church in Africa.

By Kingsley Asare

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