Dr Justice Appiah- Kubi, a lecturer at Dominion University- Accra, has called on the church to speak against the practice of homosexuality in the country.
He said although men of God have been mandated in the Bible to preach against the practice, most of them are afraid to do so because they would be refused VISAs to travel abroad.
“We are sick and tired of the church focusing more on politics and shun the biblical teachings because of VISA. I can say that many of our big men are not talking about homosexuality because they are afraid of being refused of VISA” he said.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, Dr Appiah- Kubi said the church must speak against super powers who are lobbying for the legalization of homosexuality in the country, adding that that posterity would judge them if they remain silent.
In his view, the increase in homosexuality in the country was due to poverty, saying about 97 out of every 100 homosexuals he had interacted with said they engaged in the act because of poverty.
He said these groups of persons who are mainly youth are exploited by powerful and influential men in the country.
He called on the government to create more job opportunities for the youth to be productive and in a quest to prevent them from engaging such immoral act.
Dr Appiah-Kubi said lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender all need medical help since they are prone to sexually transmitted disease such as HIV and AIDS, depression and sexual identity.
Touching on what to be done to curb the act, Dr Appiah- Kubi said homosexuals must first have the willingness to stop the act and need to be delivered since he believed there was spiritual angle to the act.
Dr Appiah- Kubi appealed to the public to show love and care to homosexuals instead of condemning them.
He further urged Ghanaians to ensure that all politicians declare their stands on homosexuality before voting them into power.
“If Ghanaians will start realising some of these things, I am very hopeful that homosexuality and corruption will reduce drastically in the country” he said.