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Assemblies of God-Ghana submits memorandum on anti-LGBTQI + bill to parliament

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The Assemblies of God of Ghana submitted to parliament a memorandum in support of the 2021 Bill on the Promotion of Appropriate Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values, championed by some lawmakers led by Mr. Samuel Nartey George.

The Assemblies of God Ghana Church declares its open support for the passage of the bill aimed at protecting Ghanaian values ​​and securing appropriate sexual rights for the dignity of Ghanaians.

The Assemblies of God Executive Rectory, Ghana, said the note has been submitted for consideration by the Special Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

According to some key questions raised in the memorandum, the biblical creation account states that God created human beings as “male and female” and blessed their marital union (Genesis 1: 26-28; 2: 20-25 ).

He added that the writers of the Scriptures interpreted this double act of creation and blessing as involving moral standards such as the mutual cultivation of intimacy between husband and wife and the prohibition of sexual immorality and divorce (cf. . Matthew 19: 4-9; Mark 10: 5-12; 1 Corinthians 7: 12-20; Hebrews 13: 4).

“The Prophet Moses, Jesus the Messiah, and the Apostle Paul are united in a common witness to the goodness of humanity’s existence as biological complements, as well as the moral standards that should govern male-female sexual behavior. », Says the memorandum.

The Assemblies of God believe that the past decades have witnessed the constant erosion of biblical moral standards governing sexual behavior.

He indicated that these norms concerning, among others, sexual relations outside marriage, same-sex activity, marital fidelity, procreation and divorce have given way in the larger culture to more permissive understandings, new and more challenging challenges. fundamentals arose in the very notion of complementarism itself.

The memorandum stated that the “transgender moment,” as it was called, allows a person to choose a gender identity at odds with their biological sex, indicating that it calls for biblical and theological assessment.

The memo seeks to define the framework for understanding the experience of transgender people in socio-scientific terms.

Then it turns to a theological assessment of the issue in light of what the Bible teaches about the sanctity of the human body and transgender behaviors, thus answering the question of how society should treat transgender people.

“Finally, practical guidelines are offered on how society as a whole should respond to those struggling with gender identity, a struggle difficult for the vast majority of people to understand, Christian or otherwise,” the memo reads. .

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