-Christian Council Boss
The General Secretary of the Christian Council, has asked Ghanaians to reject any politician, as well as political parties that endorse same-sex marriage in the country.
Preaching at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Immanuel Congregation at Madina, Rev. Dr. Opuni Frimpong, strongly urged politicians to desist from encouraging the practice.
He cautioned that, politicians, who would endorse same sex marriage, should consider losing the 2020 elections, as Ghanaians will vote them out.
“Any political party that decides to endorse homosexuality, this will be the last election in its history in the name of Jesus,” Rev. Opuni-Frimpong said.
Dr. Opuni Frimpong, also called on the Christian Lawyers, Judges, businessmen and traditional rulers, to unite and resist any attempt to legalise homosexuality in Ghana.
“…if we leave it alone in the hands of politicians we’ll be in trouble. The church, pastors, Christian Lawyers, traditional leaders, we must all come together and build what makes us unique as a people and let our parliamentarians and everybody know that even if whoever will give whatever to us, together the church and traditional leaders we say no! to same sex marriage,” he stressed.
Although, the government has denied claims that it intends to legalize same-sex marriage, the association of gays and lesbians in Ghana, have congratulated the President of the republic, Nana Akufo-Addo, for his “emphatic response” on the discrimination against homosexuals in Ghana.
In a recent interview with Al Jazeera, President Akufo-Addo, stated that even though legalizing homosexuality was not on his government’s agenda, a strong call by members of the society through agitation, could cause the law banning it be amended.
Following the president’s comment which has generated a lot of controversies, the general public and some state actors have heavily criticized him, saying that his stance will encourage homosexuals in Ghana to gain grounds to protest.