Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has started its position on the raging debate and controversy on the alleged opening of an office by the Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Intersex Rights (LGBTQI) movement in Ghana.
GPCC Is a faith-based organization and the umbrella body of over 200 Pentecostal and Charismatic Christian church denominations and para-church organizations in Ghana. It was established in 1969 but registered and recognized as a legal entity in 1971 to pursue the unity of the body of Christ, to propagate the gospel and to meet the spiritual and socio-economic needs of its members and Ghanaians in general.
In a letter signed by Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso, it started that “The actions of the LGBTQI movement ID completely at variance with the laws of God as spelt out in the Holy Bible concerning God’s plan of creation of marriages between man and woman as ordered by God.
Below is the full letter:
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) wishes to state its official position on the raging debate and controversy on the alleged opening of an office by the Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Intersex Rights (LGBTQI) movement in Ghana.
The Council views the actions by the LGBTQ movement affront to our long cherished religious values, customs and traditions as well as the laws of Ghana. The actions of the LGBTQI movement is 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 Marriages between Man and Woman as ordered by God.
While reaffirming our support to the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values and other like-minded groups on their positions in this matter, the Council calls on government to officially state its position without any equivocation on this new development and take immediate steps to:
1. 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.
2. Summon all the foreign diplomats who allegedly participated in the opening of the LGBTQI offices in Ghana to explain their violation of the sovereignty of Ghana.
We also call on Parliament as the representatives of the people to summon the President’s Representatives at the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Interior to explain to Ghanaians what actions they have taken in relation to this matter to protect the sovereignty and security of the state of Ghana. We also support the call for a comprehensive legislation to deal with LGBTQI issues in Ghana once and for all to settle any future controversies.
To further the above stance, we are part and working closely with other ecumenical and interfaith groups through the NATIONAL COALITION FOR PROPER HUMAN SEXUAL RIGHTS AND FAMILY VALUES to build up a strong national resistance to any move by external forces, including the international community to hoist on us any neo-liberal backward policies that denigrates our long held cultural values and dignity as a sovereign nation.
In conclusion, the GPCC is very resolute in its stance against the LGBTQI movement and its activities in Ghana and is standing firm with all other stakeholders on this matter with the hope that government would take concrete steps to reassure Ghanaians of their unwillingness to succumb to pressure from some notable western powers to sell out our cherished values and to safeguard the future of our children from a perverse generation of vampires scheming to destroy us.
Long Live Ghana! Long Live GPCC