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Massive reactions as church of Pentecost finally present memos in parliament on LGBTQ+.

The member of parliament for the Ningo prapram constituency of the Greater Accra region and the chief architect of the private member's has stirred up massive reactions online as he opens up on the support he is getting in support of his anti LGBT bill in parliament.

Earlier today, Mr Sam George made it emphatically clear in a Facebook post that ,he received a call from the current chairman of the church of Pentecost on their intention to present a memo to parliament in support of the private member's bill.

It would be remembered that ,the member of parliament sometime back presented a bill in parliament to criminalise the activities of the LGBTQ community in Ghana.

This attempt of the MP has received a lot of mixed reactions from Ghanaians as many think this attempt by the member of parliament is an affront to Ghana's enviable democratic credentials.

Just earlier this week, a group of eighteen learned Ghanaians have embarked on a campaign to thwart the effort of the MP to see the private member's bill does come to fruition.

The church has been quite about the bill but according to the memos that is to submitted to parliament,most of the notable religious organizations have added their voices to ensure the bill is passed.

The member of parliament made this known to the general public on Facebook and this post has since generated hundreds of reactions from Ghanaians.

"This morning, I was pleasantly surprised by a call from the General Secretary of the Church of Pentecost. He called to inform me that a number of Church Leaders were going to be in Parliament to present memos in support of the Bill we have laid before the House. 

True to his word, they were led by the Leadership of the Church of Pentecost, The Methodist Church Ghana, The Apostolic Church Ghana, The Christian Council of Ghana, the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, the National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches amongst other Clergymen and women to present about 15 memos with over 15,000 signatories. Yes, 15,000+ signatories!

Earlier this week, the Catholic Bishops Conference, the Assemblies of God Ghana, The Ashaiman Muslim Community and the Islamic Council of Ghana had all sent in memos backing the Bill. I can only look forward to the stakeholders engagements and the subsequent debates in Parliament as over 100 memos from across the world have come in"

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