July 20, 2024

The Bishop of the Obuasi Diocese of the Methodist Church, Rt. Rev. Baffour Asamoah-Agyei has called for the rejection of the IMF cash, yet to be released, if strings like acceptance of LGBTQ+ are attached.

Addressing the 26th Annual Synod of the Diocese at the Calvary Methodist Church at Anyinam in Obuasi, the Bishop said Ghanaians frown on homosexuality and lesbianism and for that matter, we should fiercely resist the imposition of that foreign culture on us and urged parliament to pass the Bill against LGBTQ+ without any further delay.

The Diocesan Bishop emphasised that, “even if we are poor, we are proud of our customs and our culture and should there be strings like acceptance of LGBTQ+ attached to the IMF cash, we should as a country reject it.”

A section of the Synod members

He questioned “why we are being bombarded with LGBTQ+ issues when we are struggling to make ends meet; families are struggling to get food on the table; our roads, schools and hospitals are all facing challenges.”

Rt. Rev Asamoah-Agyei noted that whilst we love homosexuals and lesbians, we abhor and detest the practice of homosexuality and lesbianism, as God in His infinite wisdom created ‘Adam and Eve’ and not ‘Adam and Stephen’.

He expressed the hope that the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, will keep his word when he said that same sex marriage will not be legalised under his watch.

On education, the Bishop stated that, “we as a church urge the government to streamline and slow down the rate of reforms in our education system. This will enable the public to understand and make their contributions to the system.

“Now it seems parents, children, teachers and stakeholders are all confused by the rapid changes in curriculum at various levels of education”.

On agriculture, the Methodist prelate noted that in the last two decades, agriculture as a subject at the basic level is either non-existent or fused into a different subject and asked, “Can’t we make agriculture a full course of study at the basic level to build our children’s interest in the subject.”

From Frederick Danso Abeam, Obuasi


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