General News of Tuesday, 22 October 2019
All of Ghana’s past and current presidents have rejected the legalisation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) activities in Ghana, the Executive Secretary and spokesperson for the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, Mr Moses Foh-Amoaning has said.
The law lecturer made the comment when he, together with the leadership of the Coalition, called on former President John Agyekum Kufuor to officially invite him to a national dialogue on LGBTQI in the country, scheduled for 29 October 2019.
Among the delegation was a former Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr Opoku Onyinah.
“Fortunately”, Mr Foh-Amoaning said, “All our past and current presidents have rejected the legalisation of this act”, adding: “We need to look at it from a comprehensive viewpoint and have a legal backing to support the resistance” he told the former President who had attributed the apparent rise in LGBTQI activities to financial hardships and the humdrum routine of working parents who now have very little time to instil morals into their children.
“The Eurocentric view is that LGBT activities are a lifestyle and they like it”, Mr Foh-Amoaning continued, saying: “That is fine with them, but we in Africa believe that LGBT is a psycho-social problem and very unnatural. There are antidotes to these conditions and people can be treated”.
In his view: “We must make sure they [LGBTQI people] don’t win the minds of our children because when that happens, it will enter society and end up affecting us.”
Mr Kufuor also noted that: “If we want society to continue, then we must understand that a man cannot give birth, likewise a woman cannot impregnate her fellow woman. They can adopt a baby and act as parents, but that will all be pretence and never genuine”.
The upcoming national dialogue is on the theme: ‘The African family and sustainable development — Strong family, strong nations’.