Religious leaders have been warned not to entertain the practice of homosexuality among church members.
The Archdeacon of the Accra North Parish Priest of All Saints Anglican Church at Adabraka, Venerable Edmund Mensah Tetteh, gave the warning on Saturday during an ordination ceremony at the St Mary’s Virgin Anglican Church at James Town.
He said “homosexuality is filthy and satanic” and that Christians, especially the clergy, should not associate it with Christian religion.
“The clergy should stand firm and say no to the practice of homosexuality because those pushing the agenda into the Christian religion are ready to do everything possible to influence us,” he said.
Venerable Tetteh said “We should not allow ourselves to practise anything that has not been entrenched in the bible”.
He urged the clergy to sustain the light against homosexuality, stressing that this is the time for religious leaders to unite and speak against the practice.
Retired Reverend Dr Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto, Anglican Bishop of Accra asked Christians not to absent themselves from spiritual programmes like retreats, revivals, all night vigils and youth programmes.
He said these programmes were outlined to build them physically and spiritually as Christians.
Reverend Cyril Yeboah Otoo and Brother Francis Amoah Boadu were ordained as priest and deacon respectively.
By Bernard Benghan & Emelia Enyonam Kuleke