Pray for advocates of Bill for the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values - Rev Barrigah

BY: Nii Martey M. Botchway
Pray for advocates of  Bill for the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values - Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council

The General Secretary of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Rev Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah has urged the Christian community and the general public to pray for those at the forefront of advocacy for the Bill for the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values currently before Parliament.

The bill that seeks to criminalise same-sex relationships and advocacy for LGBTQ rights has sparked controversy since its introduction.

Speaking at the 15th-anniversary celebration of Advocates of Salvation (AoS), a non-profit Christian organisation at Ashaiman Atadeka in Accra, Rev Barrigah said it was about time that all Christians intercede on behalf of all persons leading the advocacy for the Bill that is currently before Parliament.

Rev Barrigah who urged all Christians to hold their heads high and contend for the faith said "we cannot disappoint the great cloud of witnesses surrounding us."

"Let us continue to bear up in prayer those who are in the forefront of the fight to pass the bill," he said.

Rev Barrigah who is also the Patron of Advocates of Salvation in his address congratulated the group for the successes they had achieved in the last 15 years.

He said AoS needed to celebrate the goodness of God for how far they had come despite the challenges and difficulties experienced along the way.

"Fifteen years in the life of any organisation is no mean achievement and calls for celebration," he said.

The Patron also called for reflection to evaluate the progress made by the group, especially, with regards to its aims and objectives.

"We need to evaluate our qualitative growth in the light of God's Word," he said.

"God's Expectation of us is to grow in the Grace and Knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ until we come to maturity attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ," he added.

Advocates of Salvation

Popularly referred to as Hellsinky Family, the group which is made up of young dynamic gentlemen and their spouses, primarily from the Global Evangelical Church aims at bringing young people to Christ, and also encourage the depressed, confused and frustrated ones.

It also promotes the exchange of ideas and techniques of youth development between the group and other youth organisations in the country and abroad while facilitating the collection and dissemination of information about the problems and needs of young people for redress.