Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, has said the church will lead a nationwide demonstration if lesbian and gay rights activists continue to put pressure on the government to legalize the act.
His statement follows mounting pressure on the government by western powers to legalize the act.
UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, recently told African leaders at a Commonwealth meeting that her country was ready to help African countries repeal repressive anti-gay laws, which it (Britain) enacted during the colonial era.
However, speaking at the church's 43rd General Council Meeting held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Apostle Onyinah said the pressure on Ghana and other African countries to legalize homosexuality is a neo-colonialist agenda which must be resisted.
“The call to legalize homosexuality, LGBT, by some leaders of the Western world must be seen as neo-colonialism and must be condemned at the highest level. We do not accept this as an aspect of civilization,” he said.
“We do not accept this as an aspect of civilization. Africans must see ourselves as people who are matured and know what is good for us and our people. The church in Ghana will continue to reject and oppose this and we are prepared to demonstrate against this if pressure continues to mount on our leaders,” the respected clergyman pointed out.
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