The Methodist Church Ghana has disassociated itself from what it perceives as an impending compromise on homosexuality by the British Methodist Conference in 2020.
According to the Church, the attempt by the British conference to sample votes on homosexuality contradicts the bible.
At a press conference today, the Presiding Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Paul Boafo of the Methodist Church Ghana emphasized the autonomy of the church.
He said the Ghanaian Methodist Church is not be bound by any decision by the British Methodist Conference in 2020.
Methodism has its roots in Anglicanism and its founder was a Church of England minister, John Wesley.
Addressing a press conference, the church’s Presiding Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Paul Boafo, said the body is not prepared to compromise on the subject.
“Same-sex relationships are neither biblical teachings nor can the bible’s position be revised to support it. The Methodist Church of Ghana rejects any revisionist interpretation of the bible that seeks to make same-sex relationships permissible.”
Historically, there have been no exceptions to this rule in the church and the methodists church Ghana dissociates itself from any decision that contradicts the teaching of the bible on sexuality and marriage.”
Aside from the religious apprehension, homosexuality is still a crime in Ghana.