Ghana not doing enough to tackle homosexuality – Local Council of Churches Chairman hints

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According to Rev. Noah Cudjeo, the Chairman of the Nkenkaasu Local Council of Churches in the Ashanti area, Ghana’s efforts to criminalize homosexuality fall short.

According to Rev. Noah Cudjeo, Ghana has made no progress in the campaign against same-sex marriage until the anti-LGBT Law that is currently before the parliament is enacted.

He has urged Parliament to expedite the adoption of the anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Bill into law, arguing that Ghana is not doing enough to combat homophobia.

He contrasted the activism of LGBTQ+ to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible, which happened because God judged homosexual activity to be a sin.

Quoting extensively from the Bible, the council chairman said God established marriage as an institution to be the conduit for child bearing and training.

Speaking to journalists on Monday, 17, the Nkenkaasu local council of churches chairman argued that in accordance with Ghanaian cultural norms and values, men are supposed to be partners with women and not people of same gender acting as partners of each other.

He further explained that even animals prefer the opposite gender when having sexual relations and he doesn’t understand why a fellow human being would choose to identify as gay or lesbian.

He quoted Proverbs 30:19 “the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden” to back his argument.

As a result, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s reluctance to state his genuine position on the contentious Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) issue has alarmed Rev. Cudjeo.

He underlined that while Akufo-Addo is hesitant to state his view on the matter, prior presidents of the country were bold enough to warn the West that Ghanaian culture and traditions conflict with the LGBTQ+ group’s activities, which is why the country abhors such behaviors.

The Man of God also criticized Kamala Harris, the vice president of the United States, for urging Ghana to recognize same-sex relationships as a human right.

He asserted that because Ghana is an independent nation, it will not submit to other powers’ demands.

The chairman also rejected the Western Union’s threat to stop funding Ghana if it does not legalize homosexuality.

He asserted that Ghana could not be forced to adopt British ideals, and that he would never allow homosexuality.

Source: Kwasi Afari


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