Pastor Mensa Otabil
The founder of International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensa Otabil, has described same-sex marriages as senseless.
Delivering a sermon to his congregation on Sunday, February 14, the motivational speaker said Christians must reject research publications which support same-sex marriages, adding that Christians must be the light of the dark world.
“Let’s not disappoint the world. Our calling is to radiate God… Light rules over darkness… We have to be very confident in overcoming the darkness of this world because the more I read about what’s going on in the world, the more I say to myself: ‘The world has lost its way,’” he said.
The philanthropist and entrepreneur added: “It [the world] talks in very high, sophisticated language and very polished words and they throw out all kinds of big-sounding words that we haven’t heard before and they say: ‘This research said that, and that research said this and this analysis said that.’ And when they end up with what they say the research said, you’ll say: ‘So with all the research, this is what you ended up with? That a man can become a woman and a woman can become a man and then they marry? That a man can marry a man and a woman can marry a woman?’
“Let me tell you: No matter what research proves…, common sense—I’m not even talking Bible, leave the Bible out—common sense, the sense that is common, tells you that a man marrying a man doesn’t make sense.
“It doesn’t. I mean I don’t know by what sense you can ever say: ‘Oh that is acceptable, let people love what they want.’ So if you love a stone you’ll marry a stone?” Pastor Otabil queried.