Homosexuality: Resist Legalisation – Osei-Bonsu
The immediate-past President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu, has called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to resist any attempts to legalise homosexuality in Ghana.
He wants Mr Akufo-Addo to take a cue from the late Professor John Mills who clearly stated his stance irrespective of the possibility of the United Kingdom (UK) government cutting aid to Ghana during his tenure as president.
His comment comes on the heels of UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, saying that her government was ready to help its former colonies such as Ghana to rewrite their laws to accommodate homosexuals.
Speaking on the Kumasi Morning Show on Kumasi 104.1 FM on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, he wondered why President Akufo-Addo has not been bold enough to clearly respond to the statement from the UK government.
Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu is urging Mr Akufo-Addo to boldly tell the UK government that homosexuality is against the values of Ghana.
He told show host, Akwesi Agudey, that the nation does not need any help from the UK government to rewrite its laws, adding that homosexuality violates the nation’s religious and cultural beliefs. For him, Mr Akufo-Addo should not allow aid given by the UK government to scare him from speaking against the legalisation of homosexuality.
“We will urge him to be firm and resist any attempts to legalise homosexuality because it will not bring anything good to the country and our values frown upon homosexuality,” he noted.
The current Bishop of Mampong-Konongo in the Ashanti Region said Christianity and Islam, according to the Bible and Qur’an, respectively, forbid homosexuality and it is an abomination in the presence of God.
He, therefore, called on religious leaders to fight against legalisation of homosexuality in the country.