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A painful and tragic story of how the hierarchy of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana supposedly assembled to hound him out of the church has been shared by Reverend Yaw Frimpong Manso.
Reverend Frimpong Manso declared his withdrawal from the PCG in 2015, responding to an unjust inquiry and contempt for his personality and ministry.
Reverend Manso was blamed of promoting gays by the PCG leadership following his affiliation with the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America, which had announced its position on the contentious question of whether the church should endorse gay marriages.
Reverend Frimpong Manso was told to leave to Ghana fromn Bronx, New York, and abandon the Emmanuel Presbyterian and Reformed Church.
He declined and retired from the church instead, which lead to the church accusing and also tarnishing his reputation.
Reverend Frimpong Manso, speaking up on the topic in a conversation with Kofi TV, said the conspiracy to really get him out of the church involved the saturation of the media room with false reports about him supporting gay and lesbian marriages.
What was said about [me] was unfair and sad. The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has membership here and a majority of the church people are Ghanaians and we all know it is against our values as Ghanaians to accept homosexuality. I am [a] renowned pastor and an old testament scholar who knows that marriage is between men and women, there was no way I was going to allow it
“My church was never going to allow homosexuality. There is no way I was going to bless such marriage. Marriage is between a man and a woman. PC USA made amendments to their constitution and it was that marriage is between two people but traditionally is between man and woman. They told us the pastors to decide what is right with the Bible and accepted by the branch. So someone like me who understands that the marriage is between man and woman, do you think I would bless a marriage of homosexuals?
He also announced that, as a consequence, he was deprived of all benefits as a church leader and is now is an ‘ordinary’ church member.
Reverend Frimpong Manso expressed his appreciation to Apostle Opoku Onyinah and other apostles who helped him greatly, disclosing not one of the church’s present leaders had ever reached out to hear to his side of the situation.
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