The Church of Pentecost in Ghana has threatened to campaign against any member of Parliament who stands against the anti-gay bill.
The church strongly believes that Parliamentarians are not only voted into office to only make laws for the country but to also ensure that the country’s moral fibre is protected.
Speaking in an interview on Citi FM, the General Secretary of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Kumi Larbi stated that the church has the numbers to campaign against any MP who vote against the anti-gay bill.
“Our position is that we do not want this thing. The Church of Pentecost is 10.3 per cent of the Ghanaian population. It is not about legal issues but morality. Within 48 hours, we have 15,000 signatories so if we give ourselves a week, all the 3 million members of the Church will sign. So if the MPs vote against this Bill, we also campaign against them in their constituencies. They were voted to go and defend what we want. So our position is that we are not in support of LGBT.”
“We don’t want that, that is why we are supporting parliament with our numbers. If the MPs decide otherwise, the churches are in discussions. This Bill will never survive in Ghana. If they throw it away and say that they are going to allow it, we will use our numbers to rescue the nation because we are doing this for posterity and the values and virtues of this country. We have the numbers, and they are solidly behind us because we are fighting their cause”, Apostle Kumi said on Citi FM.
Some leaders from the Methodist Church, Apostolic Church, and the Christian Council presented their memos in support of the anti-gay bill in Parliament.