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homosexuality and christianity

  • The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, has urged Parliament to reject pressure from local and international organisations to decriminalise homosexuality in the country.

  • He asked that the recent subtle pressure being exerted by some foreign countries for the legalisation of homosexuality in the country should be ignored since the practice was socially unacceptable and not part of the Ghanaian culture.

    The Chairperson of the Brong Ahafo Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Dr Kwabena Ofosu-Addo, has cautioned Ghanaian leaders not to allow pressures from the Western world to push them to legalise homosexuality.

  • According to the President, “I have said this before, and let me, in conclusion, stress again that it will not be under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legalised in Ghana. It will never happen in my time as President.”

    President Akufo-Addo has stated that the legalisation of same-sex marriage will never happen in his time as President.

  • Australia became the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago.

  • “The LGBTQI is a clear departure from God’s purpose of creation because the woman was not created to be an object of pleasure for man,” ...

    The Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference, GCBC, has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to close down the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Queer Intersex Rights (LGBTQI) office which was opened in Ghana in late January 2021.

  • Judge Wlfrida Okwany ruled that Rafiki could now be shown to "willing adults only" for seven days, a minimum requirement for submitting feature films for the Academy Awards.

    A Kenyan court on Friday overturned a ban on Wanuri Kahiu’s “Rafiki” – though for seven days only – allowing the film about a lesbian romance to be considered for the Academy Awards.

  • Section 104 of the Criminal Code of Ghana criminalises unnatural carnal knowledge and anybody found to be guilty of having unnatural carnal knowledge of any person of age 16 years or over without his or her consent shall be guilty of first degree felony and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of not less than five years and not more than 25 years.

    The Inspector-General of Police, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, has said the practice of LGBTQI in the country is illegal, and therefore, the service will deal with anybody who infringes the law.

  • Written By Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso - Homosexuality, otherwise known as same sex union, is not only an affront to human dignity, but a practice abhorred by the Church, other religious bodies, as well as the traditional and customary values of the Ghanaian society. President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s response to an Aljazeera TV interview recently; that although homosexuality is not an issue on his government’s agenda, it is “bound to happen” has sparked simmering controversy in certain circles. The President made reference to England where homosexuality was not an issue until a coalition of pressure groups pushed for its laws to be changed to favor same sex marriages.

  • Pressure is being funneled down the way of African countries and their leaders by the West to decriminalize homosexuality. In Ghana, for instance, same sex activity is illegal under Chapter 6 of the Criminal Code, 1960, as amended by the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2003. Section 104 mentions...

    Written by Michael Thompson - "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination." (Leviticus 18:22)

    Today, we'll gallop across the fields where angels fear to tread. I always say I have an instinct for detecting certain behavioral patterns, so if I know you and you're gay- male or female, young or old - just know I know, and I love you as a friend, just as God loves everyone equally.

  • President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says homosexuality is illegal in Ghana because there are not enough activists pushing for its legalization.

  • I know someone won’t read beyond this heading yet would come throwing tantrums. Well. That’s their headache. Obviously, we love who we choose and we choose who we love. I am not an LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexual Transgender) crusader. I have no idea what it takes to be one. But am I gay? Errrm… And do I love gays? Of course yes I do!

  • Prof. Oquaye, who has been a staunch critic of same-sex relationships said presiding over a debate in Parliament on the topic was contrary to his personal principles and Christian values.

    The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye, has said that he would rather resign than preside over any debate on the floor of Parliament in relation to same-sex relationships.

  • His comments followed reports of the participation of the European Union (EU) in the opening of a new office space for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Queer Intersex (LGBTQI) community in Accra.

    The Minister designate for Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has proposed a legislation against the advocacy of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) activities.

  • Mr Banda bemoaned how the LGBTQI community is gradually gaining grounds and the fact that membership of the group keeps increasing in the country, adding that the phenomenon is frowned upon by the 1992 Constitution.

    Immediate past Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Ben Abdallah Banda has appealed to the 8th Parliament to as a matter of urgency, revise the Unnatural Canal Knowledge Act to ban and criminalize Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI) in Ghana.

  • Homosexuality has been known all along, our own “Kwadwo Besias” included. But it had been considered abnormal and a mental disorder until the 1960s when gay pressure forced the scientific community to ‘rethink’ their position.

    Written By Dr. Akwasi Osei - I was elated when I saw on television on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, members of Parliament unanimously and in the strongest terms, expressing their disgust over calls for the legalisation of homosexuality. Congratulations on saying no to gayism. You have lived up to your honorific designation. I salute you.

  •  The Federation of Muslim Councils (FMC) says it is in no doubt, that homosexuality and same sex marriage remains an abominable subject (Haram).

  • Written By Anuga Fortunate - To begin with, the purpose of this write-up is to put into proper and clearer perspective the responses of our President to questions on homosexuality that were posed to him in his interview with Jane Dutton of Aljazeera, and its far reaching implications on the Culture, Traditions, conscience, and the general well-being of Ghanaians.

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