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Everyone regardless of sexual orientation are members of the Body of Christ

Everyone regardless of sexual orientation are members of the Body of Christ

The Archbishop of Canterbury  Most Reverend Justin Welby, has expressed ‘grave concern’ over laws being thought of in Ghana which might result in anybody who’s LGBT+ or advocating for them, being imprisoned for as much as ten years. 


Archbishop Welby, who’s the senior bishop and principal chief of the Church of England, made this recognized in an announcement on Tuesday, October 26, in response to the draft anti-LGBTQ+ Bill on account of be debated by the Ghanaian parliament. 


According to the Archbishop, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers and different individuals of comparable orientation are all members of the Body of Christ.


“I’m gravely involved by the draft anti-LGBTQ+ Bill on account of be debated by the Ghanaian parliament. I might be talking with the Archbishop of Ghana within the coming days to debate the Anglican Church of Ghana’s response to the Bill,” the assertion learn. 


“The majority of Anglicans within the global Anglican Communion are committed to upholding both the traditional teaching on marriage as laid out in the 1998 Lambeth Conference Resolution I:10, and the rights of every person, regardless of sexual orientation, before the law. In Resolution I:10, the Anglican Communion also made a commitment “to assure [LGBTQ+ people] that they are loved by God and that all baptised, believing and faithful persons, regardless of sexual orientation, are full members of the Body of Christ.”


“Meanwhile on quite a few events the Primates of the Anglican Communion have said their opposition to the criminalisation of same-sex attracted individuals: most just lately, and unanimously, within the communiqué of the 2016 Primates’ Meeting.


“I remind our brothers and sisters within the Anglican Church of Ghana of those commitments. 


“We are a worldwide household of church buildings, however the mission of the church is similar in each tradition and nation: to exhibit, via its actions and phrases, God’s provide of unconditional love to each human being via Jesus Christ.”


Meanwhile, earlier the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in Ghana has endorsed the passage of a proposed legislation that may topic anybody who self-identifies as LGBTQ to a jail time period of as much as 5 years. 


The Ghana News Agency had reported {that a} assertion advocating for the invoice was signed by the Most Rev. Dr. Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith, metropolitan archbishop of the Internal Province of Ghana, which is a part of the Anglican Province of West Africa.


“The assist of the church for the Anti-LGBTQI Bill is borne out of the assumption that the follow is unbiblical and ungodly,” the assertion stated.


“We see LGBTQI as unrighteousness within the sight of God and due to this fact will do something inside our powers and mandate to make sure that the invoice comes into fruition. Leviticus 20:13 clearly declares that, a male mendacity with a fellow male is an abomination and punishable by dying


“The church doesn’t condemn individuals of homosexuality tendencies however completely condemn the sinful acts and actions they carry out,” the assertion stated, including that LGBTQ supporters shouldn’t be harassed or subjected to violence, “however somewhat, see them as potential souls to be gained for Christ


“We will gladly open our counselling and assist centres for the wanted transformation providers required by these individuals or teams,” the assertion concluded.



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