The Anglican Church of Ghana is in full support of the passage of the Proper Human Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, aka, ‘anti-gay Bill’ into law.
This is according to a press statement by the church on Friday.
It said it will do everything within its powers and mandate to ensure the passage of the law.
According to the church, the activities of LGBTQI+ are “unbiblical and ungodly”.
“We, the House of Bishops representing the Anglican Church, Ghana (Internal Province of Ghana) have thrown our weight behind the anti-gay (LGBTQI+) Bill currently before the House of Parliament, Ghana. Our support is borne out of the belief that LGBTQI+ “is unbiblical and ungodly,’ the statement read.
“We see LGBTQI+ as unrighteousness in the sight of God, and therefore will do anything within our powers and mandate to ensure that the bill comes into fruition. We further state that, aside from Christianity, the Ghanaian tradition and culture do not permit such acts. This is about morality today and that of the future generation yet unborn.”
Interestingly, the Anglican Church in England, which planted satellite churches, including the Ghana one, accepts gays and has ordained Bishops who are homosexuals.
Before the Anglican Church of Ghana’s position, other Christian leaders had submitted a memorandum to Parliament on the Proper Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill.
The Church of Pentecost and its Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, as well as Apostle Dr. Aaron Ami-Narh, President of the Apostolic Church, Ghana, were part of the delegation that gathered 15,000 signatures to express strong support for the bill.
The memorandum was presented to Parliament’s Committee for Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
The Catholic Bishops Conference has also joined the fray.
Meanwhile, the Church of Pentecost has also vowed to campaign vigorously against parliamentarians should they not see to it that the Bill is passed into law with immediate effect.
The Church believes the Members of Parliament (MPs) owe Ghanaians the moral duty to pass laws in the interest of the majority, hence, the Proper Sexual Rights and reproductive rights.
Ghanaian Family Values Bill brought before the house must be treated with the urgency it deserves.
However, the Bill has had resistance from a group of academics and lawyers, led by Akoto Ampaw, President Akufo-Addo’s personal lawyer.