The Folly Of A Debate On Homosexuals
Ghana seems to have become a pretentious society that tickles itself into thinking, in the quest to satisfy a moral ego, the country has any clearly stated law on homosexuality.
What Ghana has is a strong cultural heritage that frown on homosexuality. Indeed, it is perceived more as an immoral taboo that brings bad omen and the wrath of either the ancestors of the God of Heaven or of both.
But legally speaking, if two adults of same sex decides to confess that they practice consensual homosexuality in the privacy of their bed rooms, it is impossible to find any law to nail them.
It therefore sounds quite silly for a section of Ghanaians to unleash all manner of unprintable verbal invectives on the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, on a false premise that he has said his government would legalize homosexuality.
Reality check should make us all wake up to the fact that the only thing homosexual partners cannot do in Ghana is to get married. Apart from that, the laws that govern homosexual and heterosexuals are same.
When two people of SAME SEX practice their sexual intercourse in public, they would be punished for indecent exposure because the act was done in public. When two people of OPPOSITE practice their sexual intercourse in public they would be charged for indecent exposure because the act was done in public.
When two people of SAME SEX, get involved in any form of sexual activity but one is a minor, the adult would get punished for sodomy because of the age of the minor. When two people of OPPOSITE SEX get involved in any form of sexual activity but one is a minor, the adult would get punished for defilement because of the age of the minor.
When two people of SAME SEX, get involved in any form of sexual activity but one was formed into it, the adult that forced the sex, get punished for RAPE because there was no consent. When two people of OPPOSITE SEX, get involved in any form of sexual activity but one was formed into it, the adult that forced the sex, get punished for RAPE because there was no consent.
We see no difference before the law.
Unnatural canal knowledge, the term used to define sexual acts that is considered unnatural, has been strangely limited to mean homosexuality.
Unnatural forms of sex, simply means any form of sex that does not involve a consensual adult penis entering a consensual adult vagina. Legally and technically speaking, this includes ANAL SEX between legally married couples of opposite sex as well as lovers of same sex. It includes oral sex, cunnilingus, fellatio, bestiality and all such wild fantasies.
THE PUBLISHER is of the opinion that since Ghana, both traditionally and culturally is largely against homosexuality, the debate should be on how to orient people from getting involved in it.
But when we raise a religious debate in a society that allows for freedom of religion, including the right not to belong to any religion, we would be missing the mark. Despite our supposed religious stance, homosexuality has not been curbed anyway.
Also raising a legal debate against , has proven, in many, many countries to be a failed approach and the number of countries which such examples keep increasing anyway