The Northern Accra Diocese of the Methodist Church of Ghana (NAD-MCG) has cautioned Methodists and the youth in the country to stay true to the teachings of God and not in human ideologies.
It said human ideologies were the causative agent for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) agenda which was negatively impacting religious beliefs.
The advice was given by the former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Reverend Dr Robert Aboagye Mensah at the 2nd lecture of the diocese’s anniversary lecture series to mark the 1st anniversary celebration of the NAD-MCG.
The lecture was on the theme, “The Christian Understanding of Human Sexuality in the Light of the LGBTQ Agenda.”
Rev. Aboagye Mensah said that God’s plan was for man and woman to live together as one, and not man with man or woman with woman.
He briefed the congregation on the genesis of homosexuality in the modern era saying, Dr Alfred Charles Kinsey was the paramount figure who drove the sexuality debate and pushed the world towards accepting homosexuality.
“And the sad part of this was that he was born and raised a Methodist, but converted to an atheist later in life before reaching his achievement.”
He urged the Methodist Church to come out with more documents to train members on homosexuality and the need to take it seriously.
“The Christian community must band together and train themselves and their children, adding, “Listen to what God says and not what mortal men tell you.”
Mr Foh-Amoaning, a lecturer with the University of Ghana’s School of Law, on his part cautioned the congregation to be wary of the opportunities given out by foreign bodies as some deals would required them to accept the LGBTQ agenda.
He stated that the LGBTQ community had disrupted many well documented facts in society and had gone as far as creating a total of 58 new genders.
Right Reverend Joseph Edua-Eyison, Bishop of the Northern Accra Diocese, speaking at the lecture said the theme was essential as it focused mainly on the youths in the country
“In the current era, issues like these directly affect the younger generation and we have to make attempts to steer them in the right direction to keep them from being pressured to engage in these unreligious activities,” he added.
BY FREDERICK GADESE-MENSAH