The men department of the United Methodist Church in Liberia have described as “demonic and ungodly” the act of same-sex marriage which was signed into law by Liberia Ally, the United States of America.
The Church men’s department through their newly-inducted president, Samuel Swen Kun said the act of same-sex marriage provokes God and needs to be rejected in Liberia by all Liberians.
He urged the citizenry not to provoke God as it was down in the Bible days of Sodom and Gomorrah, and thus called for the rejection of the practice of homosexuals within the church and the country at large.
He made the remark recently when he was inducted as president of the Confidence Men United Methodist Organization of the Liberia Annual Conference in Liberia at the Trinity Unit Methodist Church in New Kru Town.
Mr. Kun further indicated that as a means of rejecting the act in Liberia, his leadership would uphold the standards and doctrines of the United Methodist in Liberia.
“The traditionalist wing of the Methodist denomination, which the Liberia Annual Conference identifies with basically upholds their denomination’s current doctrinal and moral standards, teaches the biblical, traditional understanding of marriage as an institution between one man and one woman; and considers the practice of homosexuality as incompatible with the Christian life,” he noted
Kun added that Methodists in Liberia will not relent to support the objectives of the United Methodist Africa Forum (UMAF). “We support the singular objective of the United Methodist Africa Forum (UMAF) and other Jurisdictional Conferences to remain United Methodists and worship in the context of our cultural values if the separation takes place.”