The synod of the Diocese of the Cape Coast has called for the government of Ghana to reject “pernicious” attempts by Western governments and churches to pressure the country to accept same-sex marriage.
Homosexuality is foreign to African culture, the synod of the Diocese of the Cape Coast held last week, rejecting “pernicious” attempts by Western governments and churches to pressure the country to accept same-sex marriage. In a statement released on 15 August 2015 the Rt. Rev. Victor Atta Baffoe, called for the government to strengthen the moral values of society. He urged the state to teach young people “homosexuality is not part of us, it is alien”, resisting pressure from the West to reform the country’s marriage and sodomy laws. The five day gathering, held under the theme of “Towards a Mission oriented Diocese in a contemporary Society” also addressed issues of public corruption and religious harmony. While Christians and Muslims should be able to attend the same-schools, the government must allow church-run institutions to be faithful to their mission, the synod said. The synod also called on Ghanaians to be mindful of the strains being placed upon the environment and urged a right attitude of stewardship towards the earth and its resources.