‘We Will Vote Out Any Government That Opposes Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill’ – Church of Pentecost

The Church of Pentecost has sent its strongest caution yet to government regarding the legislation against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer and their related activities (LGBTQ+) in Ghana.

National Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, says his outfit will vote out any political party that stands against the passage of the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill.

“We’re going to cause people to come onto the street, and we’re going to warn any government that if you vote against this bill, we will vote you out, that is it. There’s no room for neutrality,” he told journalists.

Apostle Nyamekye was part of about 30 top clergymen who presented a memorandum to the House’s Committee of Constitution of Legal Affairs on Wednesday in support of the bill.

As Parliament nears resumption on October 26, issues around the controversial bill have regained steam.

In its current state, the bill seeks to criminalise the activities of LGBTQI+ as well as individuals and organisations that advocate or promote the activity in the country.

The 36-page Private Member’s Bill provides for proper human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values, proscribe LGBTQI+ and related activities, propaganda of, advocacy for or promotion of LGBTTQI+ and related activities.

However, a series of memoranda have been presented to the Committee in opposition to the legislation.

Speaking to journalists at the Parliament House on October 7, Apostle Eric Nyamekye explained that the Church will do everything possible to ensure that the bill is passed because “it’s about the future of the nation.”

“What I’m saying is not political… Anyone who wants to destroy this nation, we will not allow you to rule us,” he added.

The Clergymen also insist that further dragging the bill will allow many people to speak to it, thereby delaying the passage of the bill into law.

The bill prescribes the promotion and advocacy activities directed at children.


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