Christian Leaders Submit Memo To Parliament In Support Of Anti-LGBTQ Bill
Some Christian leaders have submitted a memorandum to the Parliament on proper sexual rights and Ghanaian family values bill that is still under consideration by the legislative body. Church of Pentecost, whose Chairman, Apostle Mr Eric Nyamekye as well as Apostle Dr. Aaron Ami Narh, the President of the Apostolic Church Ghana
were also part of the delegation that gathered 15,000 signatures to express strong support for the bill. The memorandum was also presented to the Parliament’s Committee for Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the Wednesday, October 6, 2021. About 20 members of the Parliament have initiated processes to
have a law passed to criminalise LGBTQ+ activities and advocacy and jail LGBTQ+ people, their sympathizers, and funders. The bill, dubbed The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, has received wide public support, with a section of the public condemning it and also describing it as
promoting hate. The Christian Council and the Office of the National Chief Imam have already declared their support for the bill. While endorsing the controversial bill, the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, said their support for the bill is borne out of the belief that LGBTQI+ is something against our
Christ and against our God. They [LGBTQ+ advocates] are also saying that God is not intelligent, [and that] he should have given other options. God is a sovereign God, and we all want to stand completely for what we believe. One of the proponents of the bill and MP for the Ningo Prampram, Mr Sam George, expressed optimism
that the bill will be passed when it is presented before Parliament. He described the support of the clergymen as a key milestone to the passage of the bill. This is a landmark or a key milestone. Our bases are all covered, from the academic perspective, professionals, religious authorities, traditional authorities. I am convinced that it will pass overwhelmingly, he said.