The Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Bishop Stephen Richard Bosomtwe Ayensu has lambasted the Methodist Church of the UK for accepting same-sex marriage in their church.
He however assured that the Methodist Church of Ghana won’t accept any form of homosexuality not to think of blessing same-sex marriages. He describes it as ungodly and against the doctrines and teachings of what Christianity stands for.
Speaking to Rainbow Fm, he expressed his disappointment in the UK church for permitting such an ungodly act as it is the largest denomination in Britain to have allowed it.
A vote was cast to approve the act in the UK Methodist Church. 246 voted in favour of the bill as against 46 who were not in favour.
However, the Freedom of conscience clause means ministers will not be forced to conduct such weddings if they oppose the move.
The Methodist Church is the largest Christian denomination with over 160,000 members in 4,000 churches worldwide. A significant number of members decided to withdraw their membership and affiliation to the church after the approval.
Reacting to the news, Bishop Stephen Richard Bosomtwe Ayensu commended the parliament of Ghana on their efforts to pass a bill to criminalize LGBTQ+ activities in Ghana.
The values and norms in Ghana are against and as such, Ghanaians especially the Church will not endorse such activities, he averred whilst speaking on 87.5FM Rainbow Radio.
He said ‘we will not behave like goats. If the UK Methodist Church wants to approve same-sex marriage, they should go ahead and do it. We will not entertain such evil practices in Ghana’.