Founder of Lepers Aid Committee and Parish Priest of Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra, Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell has added his voice to the ongoing LGBTQ+ debate in the country.
Speaking to TV3’s Johnnie Hughes on the New Day show on Friday October 15, Father Campbell said even though he hates the sinful acts of the LGBTQ group, he still loves them and prays for them as they are also children of God.
According to him, it will be wrong for him to judge or condemn LGBTQ members as God himself loves sinners and wants Christians to embrace 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.”