General News of Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye has said there is no way Ghana will succumb to the liberalisation of the world by accepting homosexuality as part of its culture.
Same-sex marriage, he noted, is abomination since the culture, religion and traditions of the Ghanaian setup frown on it.
“It is unfortunate that people have become so liberal that they want to liberalise Christianity. I believe these are some of the challenges of this modern world which are manifest of abomination”, he noted.
According to him “Parliament will do its best to strengthen its laws against homosexuality.”
The Speaker made this remark Monday, February 20, 2017, when the Founder of the Royal House Chapel International, Apostle General Sam Korankye Ankrah and the leadership of his church, paid a courtesy call on him to solicit the support of Parliament to help sanitise religion in the country.
Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah was specifically concerned about the proliferation of churches in the country, which in his view, was affecting the work of God.
He believes that so many church leaders have taken the advantage of being men of God to abuse the fundamental human rights of their church members.
Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah noted that once the churches operate within the confines of the country, they should subject themselves to the laws of the land, arguing that the practice of religion does not supersede the constitution of a country.
Prof. Aaron Oquaye commenting further said it was about time the church regulates itself by putting in place internal mechanisms to help them do so.
In his contribution, the Minority Leader, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu said he wholeheartedly welcomes the pronouncement of the Speaker on homosexuality.
”I am encouraged today that if the world is in doubt about Ghana’s stance on homosexuality, the Speaker has said it all that same-sex marriage is an abomination to God“, he emphasised.