As the Parliament of Ghana prepares to debate the controversial Anti-LGBTQ Bill, the Southern Ghana Union Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church has thrown its support behind the bill that seeks to criminalize the activities of the LGBTQ movement.
According to a statement released by the Adventist Church, they want the Parliament of Ghana to pass the bill into law and therefore calls on all well-meaning Ghanaians to support the bill.
Explaining its position, the church noted that its stance on homosexuality emanates from the word of God where their “beliefs and stands on all issues of life are grounded.”
To the church, homosexuality in all its manifestations is a perversion of the natural order of human sexuality adding that it is a sin and like all other sins, those who practice it must be saved.
The statement signed by the President of the Ghana Church, Ps. Dr. Thomas Techie Ocran on the question of whether the church will support the passing of a bill to criminalize homosexuality noted that “our answers is Yes. Why” All forms of sin must be controlled and restrained by laws. Laws are redemptive tools intended for restoring the dignity of humans who were created in the image of God. Therefore Adventists support the Promotion of Proper Human sexual rights and the Family Bill.”
“We want the Bill passed into law because all sins left unchecked will plunged the earth into chaos. God in love gave humanity the 10 commandments and other laws to guide and save us from destruction,” the statement added.
However, the church stressed on their belief that the blood of Jesus has the power to save and free all from their perverted desires and affections and therefore while homosexuality is abhorrent and abominable, the sinner is not beyond redemption.
Read the full statement below: