Bishop slams homosexuality, lesbianism
Most Reverend Thomas K. Mensah Archbishop Emeritus of Kumasi, on Saturday slammed the notion that homosexuality and lesbianism should be tolerated.
He said if it were so, society could as well tolerate stealing, rape and lying as culprits could be kleptomaniacs, sex addicts or pathological liars.
Most Rev. Mensah was delivering the homily in Ho, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the consecration of Most Rev. Francis Kofi Anani Lodonu, Bishop of Ho.
Most Rev, Mensah said: “homosexuality is an abuse of the highest magnitude against our cardinal family values and, therefore, does not deserve encouragement.
“For man, the most rational of all creatures to walk the way of homosexuals is simply absurd”.
Most Rev. Mensah said God in his wisdom created a relationship between man and woman adding that ‘’as pastors we need to find ways of shepherding the homosexuals. We do not hate them but we condemn the act.’’
He lauded Most Rev Lodonu for shepherding the Catholic Church in his areas of control to grow spiritually and geographically and in numbers.
Most Rev Mensah mentioned human resource development, women’s work, poverty reduction and infrastructural development as some key areas of Most Bishop Lodonu’s contribution to the catholic Diocese and the Church at large.
Most Rev Bishop Lodonu said the 40 years journey had been tough but fulfilling.
There were messages of solidarity from other priests, the Catholic Women’s Association, Laity Council, religious congregations in Ho.
The ceremony was well-attended by people in cassocks from Ghana and Togo, singing groups, families of Most Rev. Bishop Lodonu and students of Catholic schools among others.
A number of work associates of Most Rev Lodonu including Mr Gabriel Alala, who has been his personal driver for the past 30 years, were honoured.
An appeal was launched towards the completion of a building for Most Rev Lodonu who could be retiring soon
A highlight of the ceremony was a rendition of the anthem of Bishop Herman Senior High School, Kpando, Alma Mater of Most Bishop Lodonu, in his (Lodonu’s) honour, by that school’s cadet corps.
Most Rev Bishop Lodonu, 76, who hails from Gbi-Atabu near Hohoe, was ordained as priest in 1964, and ordained Bishop in 1973.