The Church of Pentecost has warned Members of Parliament (MPs) of their preparedness to campaign against any of them who fight against the the passage of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill, popularly known as Anti-LGBTQI+ Bill into law.
General Secretary of the church, Apostle Alexander Kumi-Larbi served this notice when he spoke on why the leadership of the church and other Christian leaders marched to Parliament to present memos backing the bill.
The church presented about 15 memos with over 15,000 signatories to the leadership of Parliament to offer support to the bill.
The Methodist Church Ghana, The Apostolic Church Ghana, The Christian Council of Ghana, the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, the National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches amongst other churches were represented in Parliament.
Speaking on Citi FM after the presentation, the church’s scribe threatened that they will not hesitate to encourage their members to vote against MPs who would fight the 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 Alexander Kumi Larbi added.