“Homos£xuals Were Created By God, Hate Their Sin But Don’t Hate Them” – Catholic Priest Fr. Campbell Speaks on LGBTQ
Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell has added his voice to the conversation about the anti-LGBTQ+ bill in Ghana and has beckoned Ghanaians not to hate their fellow brothers and sisters who practice homosexuality because they are still God’s creation.
Fr Campbell told television presenter and journalist, Johnny Hughes, in an interview on TV3 that one can hate the act or practice of homosexuals but we should not harbor hate for the people therefore instead of condemning them, we should pray for them.
“So, Paul says every one of us is work of art. You read Psalm 8, it says God made us in his image and likeness.
“We are all made in the image and likeness of God and so, no matter who you are, you are a child of God.
“Whether you are a prostitute, whether you are a prisoner, everywhere I have gone I have given everybody hope, not who you are. Even condemned cells, people in firing squad, I didn’t condemn them, I didn’t condemn those young ladies at Cantonment, I didn’t say you are dirty. I never judge anybody, I am not there to judge, I am there to help you, I am there to encourage you.
“Like those young ladies that came to church, they told me every Christmas they give gifts to the poor people, every Christmas they go to the Osu Children’s Home and other place s and they give gifts, this is from the prostitute and they go to church. Who am I to condemn them? I try to get them off the streets so I prayed with them. So the same to our dear brothers and sisters who are condemned, I will not condemn them. What they do is not right.
“Christ said love the sinner but hate the sin. That is what I do. I have time for everybody no matter who you are, I have time for you, I pray with you and encourage you, you are a child of God and God loves you.”