Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Ghana, Rev Dr. Paul K. Boafo says promoters against activities of LGBTQ+ in Ghana will not sell their conscience for money.
According to the member of the Christian council, LGBTQ+ activities are foreign culture and they will not bow down to foreign pressure to support it.
Ghana’s parliament has begun considering a bill that would criminalize homosexuality and make advocating for LGBT people a crime. Human rights activists have sounded the alarm at plans to prosecute the LGBT community in a country already experiencing a wave of homophobia.
Addressing the media when he dedicated a refurbished church and mission house at Gomoa Buduatta at Winneba North Diocese in the central region, Rev. Dr. Paul K. Boafo said the Christian Council will work closely with parliament to ensure that the LGBTQ+ bill is passed into law.
The over 200-seater facility was refurbished by business mogul Benard Appiah in honour of her late grandmother Akua kyere. The facility includes an ultra-modern Pulpit, construction of a new mission house and Sunday school facility, and washroom facilities.
“I will urge the entire congregation to develop a maintenance culture and ensure the facility is put to good use,” Rev. Boafo added.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Spokesperson Mr Alex Mensah expressed gratitude to the Methodist Church, Rev Boafo, and Buduatta Dioceses.
“I will urge Christians across the globe to take responsibility and support the church to fasten development,” he said.