Close LGBT offices in Ghana – Pentecostal and Charismatic Council
The Council said although the church respects the human rights of homosexuals, it frowns upon acts of homosexuality
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has urged President Akufo-Addo to close down the recently opened office for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Rights of Ghana.
The Council said it viewed "the action by the LGBTQI movement as an affront to the long-cherished Religious values, customs, and traditions as well as the laws of Ghana. The actions of the LGBTQI movement are also completely at variance with the laws of God as spelt out in the Holy Bible concerning God’s plan of creation and the sanctity of marriage between Man and Woman as ordained by God" as quoted by pulsegh.
It said although the church respects the human rights of homosexuals, it frowns upon acts of homosexuality.
The Council in a statement called "on the government to officially state its position without any equivocation on this new development and take immediate steps to: “Close down without delay the alleged LGBTQI office in Ghana and immediately arrest and prosecute the individuals or groups behind the alleged opening of this new office in Ghana for breach of the law and potential threat to peace.
"Summon all foreign diplomats who allegedly participated in the opening of the LGBTQI offices in Ghana to explain their violation of the sovereignty of Ghana."
The European Union has been accused of supporting and sponsoring the activities of LBGT rights in Ghana despite opposition from some Christian and other religious organizations in the country.
The Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, Moses Foh-Amoaning, has recently waged a crusade for the shut down of new office space.