The Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Ebenezer Kojo Kum has urged the Methodist Church to remain resolute in its stance regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Intersex rights.

The Church has on many occasions expressed disdain for such sexual orientations.

According to the Methodists, such sexual orientations contradict the teachings of the Bible and contravene cultural tenets of the Ghanaian society.

Be resolute in your stance against LGBTQI+ - Religious Affairs Minister urges Methodist Church

The Minister shared these sentiments when he paid a courtesy call on the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in Accra on Thursday, June 10.

“I have had the privilege of knowing the position of the Christian Council and I am very certain that position is no different from that of the Methodist Church Ghana. So when it comes to legislating, last month, there was a colloquium in Kumasi about this LGBTQI thing and I hope that as a church, when it comes to the level where we will need your input, I am very confident that when we reach that bridge and we need more input from you, it will be forthcoming.”

Be resolute in your stance against LGBTQI+ - Religious Affairs Minister urges Methodist Church

In recent times, conversations surrounding legislation over LGBTQI+ rights have been at the fore.

Pro-gay activists have cried foul over what they say is discrimination suffered in the country over their sexuality.

But Mr Kojo Kum sees these developments as part of emerging situations that may threaten the fabric of society.

Be resolute in your stance against LGBTQI+ - Religious Affairs Minister urges Methodist Church

Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Most Rev Paul Kwabena Boafo agrees with the Ahanta MP.

“We are standing our grounds as a church and we have published a book to help in educating our members.They are now even going out with some clips showing our members to dissociate themselves from such things because we see it as something unbiblical, something that theologically, doctrinally it is against our faith and practice.

He also pledged his support for any legislation that seeks to further enhance laws criminalising homosexuality.

Be resolute in your stance against LGBTQI+ - Religious Affairs Minister urges Methodist Church

Meanwhile, the Minister donated an amount of GH¢2,000 towards the smooth running of Wesleyan TV and another GH¢5,000 to the Methodist Rafiki Satellite Village.