The Christian Council of Ghana has stated that its stand against the recent Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + (LGBTQ+) activities in the country is supported by the Bible and values held high by Ghanaians.
The Council in a statement signed by the General Secretary Rev. Dr. Cyril G.K. Fayose, on February 23, 2020, mentioned that homosexuality should be condemned from the Bible’s point of view in the sense that, the establishment of marriage in the bible is to create an avenue for childbearing, and therefore, homosexuality is a redefinition of the family system other than what God intended when He created humankind.
“The Bible has established clearly, what marriage is supposed to be, i.e A union between a man and a woman.
For this reason, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. – Genesis 2:24.
From Bible’s position, marriage is not an end in itself. It is a means to an end. God has established it as an institution to be the conduit for childbearing and training. Marriage, therefore, goes beyond sexual satisfaction and sexual preference. It begins the family unit, which is the founding institution upon which all other institutions in a country are established.
God considers homosexuality as an act of perversion and abomination that attracts His wrath (Leviticus 18:22;20:13; Genesis 19:1-28)”
Also, the Christian council of Ghana pointed out the culture of all ethnic groups in Ghana holds the act of marriage very high, and therefore accepting homosexuality in the country will be appropriate.
“All the ethnic groups that come together to form the nation Ghana from on homosexual unions and relations. In Ghana, marriage is between a man and a woman and not between same-sex individuals. The Ghanaian people cannot discard our unique family value system for the so-called human rights of a few. Homosexual unions, therefore, do not have a place in our Ghanaian family value system.”
The council then called on all Ghanaians to protect the good family system in the country and further urged the government to perform its role to ensure the act is not legalized.
“We, the CCG, therefore, call on all Ghanaians to reject the lie being perpetrated by a few that homosexuality is a human right and should be incorporated in the family system of our country. The government should ensure that the laws of the nation concerning homosexuals’ unions are fully enforced and that the office space created by the LGBTQI perpetrators be closed down”.
Story by: Amengor-Kwapong Angela | universnewsroom.com