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Presby Church to set up counseling centres for homosexuals
From: Joy News/Ghana          Published On: August 9, 2011, 15:42 GMT
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Presby Church to set up counseling centres for homosexuals
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana is planning to establish centres throughout the country to provide counseling and therapy for its homosexual members.

These centres would be set up in Accra, Kumasi and Akropong by the close of the year.

The Moderator of the Church, Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, disclosed this to Joy News.

Recently, Reverend Martey strongly condemned homosexuality, describing it as filthy, unbiblical, and un-African.

But he told Joy News the plans to offer counseling services to homosexuals does not mean the church is softening its position on homosexuality.

“I have been a minister for over 33 years and I’ve ministered to homosexuals, some of my students who are now ministers have ministered to homosexuals and they have come out of it so when I am talking I know what I am talking about,” he said.

Describing homosexuality as the result of demonic spirits, Rev. Prof. Martey said in addition to the counseling, they will be praying for them “and we will let them go through a vigorous spiritual exercise and if it is spiritual, it will come out, they will be free.”

He stressed the church will not excommunicate anybody because they are homosexuals.

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