The Chairperson of the Brong Ahafo Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Dr Kwabena Ofosu-Addo, has cautioned Ghanaian leaders not to allow pressures from the Western world to push them to legalise homosexuality.
He asked that the recent subtle pressure being exerted by some foreign countries for the legalisation of homosexuality in the country should be ignored since the practice was socially unacceptable and not part of the Ghanaian culture.
He was speaking to the Daily Graphic on the stand of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana on homosexuality, at a news conference organised by the Brong Ahafo Presbytery of the church to round up its 52nd presbytery session held on the theme:” Let the earth hear,” in Sunyani.
Rev. Ofosu-Addo pleaded with the government to promote Ghanaian cultural values.
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Rev. Ofosu-Addo conceded that homosexuality was being practised in the country and cautioned the state authorities that if measures were not put in place to stop the practice, especially among a section of students and other groups of people, it would become an acceptable norm in the country.
He charged religious leaders to firmly defend their stance on homosexuality and always inculcate good morals in their members so that they would not allow themselves to be influenced by groups advocating the legalisation of what he called, ‘an abominable practice’.
Rev.Ofosu-Addo also challenged intellectuals, students, the media, professionals and politicians, to openly condemn homosexuality, which, he said, was against the word of God’.
He said among the role of religious bodies was correcting wrongful behaviours and helping to build a good relationship between man and God.
Rev. Ofosu-Addo said religious bodies did not hate homosexuals but rather the act they were engaged in and advised Christians to love such people and help them to change from the negative act.
He added that the practice of homosexuality in the country could bring God’s wrath and punishment upon the country and cautioned against the legalisation of the practice.