- Pastor Mensa Otabil has described same-sex marriage as senseless.
- According to the preacher Christians must reject research publications which support same-sex marriages.
- He urged Christians to be light of the dark world.
- Ghana, does not have an official or legal stand on same sex marriage.
The founder of International Central Gospel Church Pastor Mensa Otabil on Valentine's Day challenged Christians to be a light unto the world.
Condemning same-sex marriage, the man of God described it as senseless.
“Let me tell you: No matter what research proves that, common sense – I’m not even talking Bible, leave the Bible out, common sense, the sense that is common – tells you that a man marrying a man doesn’t make sense.
“It doesn’t. I mean I don’t know by what sense you can ever say: ‘Oh that is acceptable, let people love what they want.’ So, if you love a stone you’ll marry a stone?” Pastor Otabil queried.
Delivering a sermon to his congregation on Sunday February 14, the preacher urged the congregation to ignore what research or researchers say and radiate the Lord.
“Let’s not disappoint the world; our calling is to radiate God…. Light rules over darkness…we have to be very confident in overcoming the darkness of this world because the more I read about what’s going on in the world, the more I say to myself: ‘The world has lost its way.’”
“It [the world] talks in very high, sophisticated language and very polished words and they throw out all kinds of big-sounding words that we haven’t heard before and they say: ‘This research said that, and that research said this and this analysis said that.’ And when they end up with what they say the research said, you’ll say: ‘So, with all the research, this is what you ended up with? That a man can become a woman and a woman can become a man and then they marry? That a man can marry a man and a woman can marry a woman?,” he added.