Repent before LGBTQI+ Bill becomes law-Prophet advises practitioners
Prophet Ansah and the chiefs after the launch
The Vice Chairman of the Papaase Area Local Council of Churches, Prophet Owusu Ansah, has urged persons engaged in LGBTQI+ activities to have a change of heart and repent before the passage of the LGBTQI+Bill into law.
The Bill which is currently at the consideration stage before Parliament, when passed would criminalise such activities as well as prevent its promotion and advocacy.
He said, by this understanding, there is no place for them anymore in the Ghanaian society to engage in such acts hence the call on them to repent and conform to the norms, cultural and religious values of the Ghanaian society.
Prophet Ansah who is also the General Overseer of the Christ on Top International Church (COTIC) made the call at the launch of his 25th anniversary of pastoral work at Papaase in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region on Sunday.
The year-long anniversary would kick-start with activities including general cleaning, free medical screening, community engagements, sports activities and Bible competitions among churches in the area.
He indicated those engaged in the LGBTQI+ activities must be helped to see the light of God and turn a new leaf for the betterment of their own future.
Religiously, he said since it was also against the moral teachings of both the Bible and the Quran, the perpetuators must be aware that the wrath of God would descend heavily on them not only in the court room but also on the judgment day.
Prophet Ansah said the youth must not be left in the hands of their peers, but rather people with integrity to serve as mentors or role models.
The country, he explained has gone far on its democratisation process, adding that, this was not the time to waste the country’s scarce resources on people who have refused to accept wisdom, adding “We do not need such acts in the country; the church is fully behind the law makers for quick passage of the law.”
The General Overseer commended the chiefs and people of the area for the support and pledged to further cement that bond for the socio-economic development of the area.
Very Reverend Gideon Boakye in his sermon charged the congregation not to create problems for their pastors but rather submit, support and also offer specific prayers.
By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu