The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, Most Reverend Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo has warned the government not to use the back door to introduce the Comprehensive Sexuality Education, CSE, into the basic school educational curriculum.
He said, the Methodist Church will stand against the introduction of any form of teaching which violates Biblical teachings, as well as the culture and tradition of Ghana into the Ghanaian society or schools.
He gave the stern admonishment at the induction ceremony of a new Diocesan Bishop for the Tema Diocese of the Methodist Church in Tema.
Affirming their standpoint, Most Rev. Dr. Boafo noted that, the Methodist Church with its teachings will no condone the imposition of any anti-Christ teachings on the people.
“We want to caution that this CSE must not rear its ugly head under any guise, we will stand up against it in any form it comes as a Church.” he emphasised.
He cautioned that the subject which runs variance to the Ghanaian cultural values must not resurrect in the Ghanaian society, staying; their position to oppose it to the core.
“But if it should rear its ugly head, the people called Methodists will stand up and fight it” the man of God retorted.
Most Rev. Boafo intimated that as evangelicals and charismatics, the Methodist Church preaches the Biblical truth and will not accept anti-natural sex preference.
“Anything that will come which has the agenda of LGBTQ, we will not accept it in any form” the Methodist Presiding Bishop stressed.
Touching on the essence of good leadership, Most Reverend Boafo said poor leadership destroys institutions and underscored the need for a leader that upholds the standards of Ghana’s constitution, and be true to its laws, rules and culture.
“As a nation, we need leaders that will bring development to us and that is why we choose such leaders. So the moment they begin to do other things, that is when we also as a Church come out with a prophetic voice to speak and bring them to book and in line” he stated.
Advising the new Bishop, Most Rev. Boafo noted that God becomes unhappy at an ineffective and inadequate leadership, and implore all leaders and members of the Methodist Church as well leadership of the nation to be disciplined and live exemplary lifestyles.
The 64 year-old new Tema Diocesan Bishop of the Methodist Church, Rt. Reverend Samuel Ofori-Akyea who is a teacher profession has held various positions in the Church over the years.
Rt. Rev. Ofori-Akyea at the Expanded General Purposes Council meeting in 2013 was appointment as the Synod Secretary for the Tema Diocese, a position he assumed until his new appointment.
He succeeds Rt. Reverend Thomas Brown Forson who was the Tema Diocesan Bishop for the past six years.