Leadership of the Church of Pentecost has warned that it will campaign against Members of Parliament who will vote against the anti-gay bill.
The Church says members of Parliament are elected to protect the values and moral fibre of the country and not only making of laws.
Apostle Alexander Kumi Larbi, General Secretary of the Church of Pentecost, said on Accra-based Citi FM that the Church has the numbers to campaign against any MP who supports homosexuality.
“Our position is that we do not want this thing. The Church of Pentecost is 10.3 per cent of the Ghanaian population. It is not about legal issues but morality. Within 48 hours, we have 15,000 signatories so if we give ourselves a week, all the 3 million members of the Church will sign. So if the MPs vote against this Bill, we will also campaign against them in their constituencies. They were voted to go and defend what we want. So our position is that we are not in support of LGBT.”
Apostle Alexander Kumi Larbi added that; “We don’t want that, that is why we are supporting parliament with our numbers. If the MPs decide otherwise, the churches are in discussions. This Bill will never survive in Ghana. If they throw it away and say that they are going to allow it, we will use our numbers to rescue the nation because we are doing this for posterity and the values and virtues of this country. We have the numbers, and they are solidly behind us because we are fighting their cause.”
His comments come after Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Chairman of Church of Pentecost, on Wednesday October 7, asked President Akufo-Addo to shut the door to activities of members of the LGBTQI+ community in the country.
Apostle Nyamekye argued that the important thing to do now is the passage of the anti LGBTQI+ bill currently before parliament.
The anti-gay bill currently before Parliament and sponsored by some eight MPs seeks to criminalise and impose jail terms on lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders and queers (LGBTQ+) and people who promote such activities in Ghana.