The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has issued an ultimatum to Parliament to pass the anti-LGBTQ law by October or face a series of demonstrations from the council’s member churches.
President of the Council, Reverend Professor Frimpong Manso sounded the ultimatum during the farewell service of Reverend Emmanuel T. Barrigah, immediate past general secretary of the GPCC.
According to him, the council would mobilise and hit the streets if the august body fails to pass the bill into law despite the herculean efforts the church expended into supporting the bill.
“I wish to use this opportune platform to remind Government and in particular, the leadership of Parliament and its Select Committee, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs that GPCC would not hesitate to call its members onto the streets should they fail to pass the Bill into law by the end of October 2022,” Reverend Professor Paul Frimpong-Manso said.
“We want that bill passed,” he reiterated.
The anti-LGBTQ bill is a private members bill currently before Parliament. Sponsored by a host of lawmakers, particularly, Ningo-Prampram MP, Sam George, the bill seeks to criminalize same sex relations.