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Pastors who support LGBTQ+ need prayers – Methodist Bishop

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Rev Stephen Bosomtwi-Ayensu

The Bishop of the Methodist Church at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region has said his colleague pastors who are in support and as well pushing for the acceptance of LGBTQ+ activities need prayers.

Rt. Rev. Stephen Bosomtwi -Ayensu made the declaration in an interview on Accra100.5 FM’s mid-day news.

“As a leader of the Methodist Church in the Obuasi municipality, I can say acceptance of LGBTQ+ activities is unacceptable in the Ghanaian cultural settings,” he said.

In the church, there are bad nuts and people engaged in same-sex activities are bad nuts in the church so it is just appropriate to call for prayers for these people in the church,” he stated.

Rt. Rev. Stephen Bosomtwi Ayensu reiterated that the Methodist Church in Europe’s position on the acceptance of LGBTQ+ will not be countenanced by the church in Ghana.

Meanwhile, the Anglican Church leaders in the UK have strongly criticized Ghanaian bishops over their support for a draconian anti-LGBTQ+ law.

Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the global Anglican church, Stephen Cottrell, the archbishop of York, and other Church of England bishops, tweeted their concerns on Tuesday in what appeared to be a coordinated effort to put pressure on their Ghanaian colleagues.

A draft law submitted to Ghana’s parliament earlier this year would make it a crime to be gay, bisexual or transgender, or to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, punishable by up to 10 years in jail. It has been condemned by human rights activists.

In a statement posted on social media, Welby said he was “gravely concerned” and would speak to the archbishop of Ghana to discuss the response of the Anglican church in the country.

I am gravely concerned by the draft anti-LGBTQ+ Bill due to be debated by the Ghanaian parliament. I will be speaking with the Archbishop of Ghana in the coming days to discuss the Anglican Church of Ghana’s response to the Bill.

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