In a Facebook post, the founder of Danquah Institute said people can “speak for the law and ‘culture’ minus hate.”
“You don’t have to be pro-gay to appreciate their situation. You only have to be human. Let us be careful and not generate an intense hate campaign against homosexuals. You can speak for the law and ‘culture’ minus hate,” he said.
Close it down
The LGBTQI community has come under attack in Ghana following the opening of a community centre for their members.
The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference has called for the immediate closure of the newly opened community centre for LGBTQI campaigners in Accra.
The Conference also wants President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to state the government’s position on homosexuality.
It further advised the executive and legislative arms of government not to yield to any pressure to legalise the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals or transgender people in Ghana.
A statement issued by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and signed by its president, Most Reverend Philip Naameh, said although the Church condemns the practice of homosexuality, it believes that gay people should not be subjected to any harassment simply because of their sexual preference.
On Wednesday the European Union in Ghana commended the country for respecting the rights of LGBT people.
It further pledged support for civil society groups which will promote the rights of homosexuals in Ghana.
The EU statement has provoked a backlash by the public. Many Ghanaians have called for the closure of the newly opened LGBT office in the capital, Accra.
Below is the full statement by the Catholic bishops:
Source: Daily Mail GH