By Newsie Events Media
Most Reverend (DR) Chibuzo Raphael Opoko, the Methodist Archbishop of Umuahia, has made it clear that gay marriage is evil and cannot be accepted.
The church’s decision was announced last Wednesday, June 30 after debates on the topic at the Methodist conference.
This is coming after the Methodist Church in the UK voted to permit same-sex marriages.
Archibishop Opoko spoke on the decision on Sunday, July 4 after the induction of Rev. Favour Ubiaru-Ekwuru as the Minister-in-charge, Grace MCN and the reception of Rev. Nwanze Ndukuba as a minister in the church.
“The recent decision of the British Methodist Conference does not reflect a decision of the World Methodist Conference. So it does not apply to Methodist Church Nigeria. We have our stand, our African culture has a stand, the Bible has its stand and we have already expressed that. Our Prelate has addressed that,” he said.
“How can a man marry a man? How can a woman marry a woman? If a man had married a man, would there have been procreation? What God has made, he made them male and female and they became one. He never created male and male. What they are advocating is so evil and unacceptable,” Opoko reiterated.
Speaking further, the clergyman maintained that “Methodist Nigeria is autonomous and acephalous as in 1962, we became autonomous as we are no longer part of British Methodism. In 1973, we became an indigenised church and became acephalous. That means we are not under the control of anybody. We are on our own.” he added.
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