‘We’ll March Against LGBT Legalisation’
Outgoing Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, has hinted at hitting the streets if the west makes any attempt to push homosexuality down the country’s throat.
“The call to legalise homosexuality, LGBT, by some leaders of the Western world must be seen as neo-colonialism and must be condemned at the highest level. We do not accept this as an aspect of civilisation,” Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah said at the church’s 43rd General Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 2 May 2018.
“We do not accept this as an aspect of civilisation. Africans must see ourselves as people who are matured and know what is good for us and our people. The church in Ghana will continue to reject and oppose this and we are prepared to demonstrate against this if pressure continues to mount on our leaders,” he added.
On 17 April 2018, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that she “deeply regreted” Britain’s historical legacy of anti-gay laws across Ghana and other Commonwealth nations as 53 leaders gathered in London for their annual summit.
The prime minister urged the Commonwealth nations to overhaul “outdated”, colonial-era legislation that treats more than 100 million lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across the member countries as criminals.
May had already gone further than any of her predecessors when she acknowledged last year that Britain had a “special responsibility” to help change hearts and minds on anti-gay laws.
She drew cheers from some in the audience on Tuesday when she said: “Nobody should face persecution or discrimination because of who they are or who they love.”