OF VARIOUS SINS AND A GREATER SIN

{The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees brought in a woman who had been caught committing adultery, and they made her stand before them all. “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. In our Law Moses commanded that such a woman must be stoned to death. Now, what do you say?” They said this to trap Jesus, so that they could accuse him. But he bent over and wrote on the ground with his finger. As they stood there asking him questions, he straightened up and said to them, “Whichever one of you has committed no sin may throw the first stone at her.” Then he bent over again and wrote on the ground. When they heard this, they all left, one by one, the older ones first. Jesus was left alone, with the woman still standing there. He straightened up and said to her, “Where are they? Is there no one left to condemn you?” “No one, sir,” she answered. “Well, then,” Jesus said, “I do not condemn you either. Go, but do not sin again.”} John 8:3-11


It is very easy to understand why even liberal Ghanaian Christians are quick to resist any thought that tries, or will try to legalize homosexuality in Ghana. It is demeaning to the human body and of course rebellion to the laws and nature of God.

My concern as a Christian has been with the hypocritical posture with which we address homosexuality in Ghana. Like the woman caught in the very act of adultery, human nature will dispense justice whether or not they are also guilty of same or similar offence. Likewise, the usual tantrums thrown about by very well meaning Christians and religious leaders about the sin of homosexuality is very similar to those who wanted to stone the woman caught in adultery. Standing in that crowd might have been people who had stolen from others, the self-righteous lied to their partners, extorted money from the poor, engaged in illegal business, etc. All these characters in the crowd were sinners whose lifestyles were in opposition to the laws of God, yet had the impudence to stone a woman caught in adultery.


Likewise it is time that the various clergy associations in Ghana, and those who really mean well hold hands to fight the various evils that have afflicted and continue to afflict Ghana as a nation. Misappropriation of state monies, political and religious corruption, extortion, neglect of the poor and marginalized are sins which directly and constantly reduce the quality of lives of Ghanaians, far more than what two grown up men do in their bedroom, which anyone is yet to come and say that he saw it in the very act.

As selfish as we are, we get worried because we do not want our nation to end up as Sodom & Gomorrah, but can comfortably leave the other sins to fester on. I never wish Ghana joins the league of nations that have openly declared their support of gayism, yet in the very unlikely event that we do, there are greater sins in this country for me to focus my fight on. As Jesus bent down to write and asked them this question “Whichever one of you has committed no sin may throw the first stone at her?”


In concluding, I also ask as I write, whoever has not committed abortion, has not slept with another person other than his/her legally married spouse, has not cheated in an exam, has not bullied his/her way through the system by paying bribe, whoever has not used official resources for personal use; let those people step forward and fight gayism. The last time I checked, what qualifies a person into the kingdom of God is how they treat the Blood and Person of Jesus Christ. Where sin abounds, His grace abounds much more. He is ready and willing to save the liar, just as much as He can save the gay/lesbian.

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