General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong has described same sex marriage as un-Biblical, un-Christian and un-African which should be condemned by every well-meaning Ghanaian.
According to him, even though the practice has found its way into the legal books of some countries, Ghana should not compromise on its sound cultural and moral values and must resist any temptation and influence from any country or individual to legalise same sex marriage.
Rev. Opuni-Frimpong said this in a sermon at the Accra Ridge Church on Sunday, July 12, 2015 on the theme; “The cost of Discipleship”.
“God’s principle for marriage which is also in line with African cultural values is between a man and a woman. This is supposed to be the foundation for every family as prescribed by God. Therefore, for a man to marry a man, and a woman to marry a woman is very ungodly and unnatural,” he stated.
Quoting Leviticus 18:22 and Ephesians 5 & 6 to buttress his point, he continued that, it is the responsibility of fathers and mothers to raise children and not people who have entered into same sex marriage.
“The family is the bedrock of every nation. This means that, if we compromise on our Christian and cultural family values, then the nation will virtually have no values to sustain her. This will ultimately lead to a weaker, chaotic and morally decayed nation” he revealed.
For him, “same sex marriage is a mistake that must be corrected and not a practice that must be approved”.
Rev Opuni-Frimpong admonished nations who have accepted same sex marriage not to use it as a conditionality for bilateral engagements with other countries and individuals, emphasizing that, “such nations should respect the religious rights and values of nations who have decided not to accept and legalise same sex marriages”.
He said, the Christian Council has opened her doors to offer counselling and support to individuals practicing the act, adding that, people practicing same sex relationships should not be attacked but should be supported and loved by churches and society to stop the practice.