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No room for homosexuality in Ghana – MP cautions advocacy group

Member of Parliament (MP) for Assign South constituency, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour has declared his position against the views of members of an advocacy group who on Thursday, August 17 2017, sought to canvas support from certain powerful persons and institutions in Canada to put pressure on Ghana to decriminalise homosexuality.

Rev. John Ntim Fordjour who made the declaration on Wednesday when he addressed a press conference in Parliament titled : “Re: No Space for Legitimization of Homosexuality In Ghana” asuured the group that their exercise will utterly fail and advice them to repent and see the light of the salvation of Jesus Christ.

He alleged that the group of 8 men had embarked on soliciting signatures ostensibly to mount pressure on Ghana to decriminalise homosexuality.

He called on the legislature to remain resolute in defense of the constitution of Ghana and resist strongly, any pressure on the country to decriminalise homosexuality whilst soliciting the unfailing prayers and support of all religious leaders and traditional rulers to ensure that Godliness prevails in the country.

“I am pleased to foremost affirm that I love all people.Whereas I do not discriminate against any person or group of persons on the grounds of their race, gender, serial orientation,beliefs, religion,place of origin circumstances of Birth,ethnic origin,,Creed or choices,and without prejudice to any person or group of people on the grounds of place of
place of origin circumstances of Birth,ethnic origin,,Creed or belief,what has been determined as unlawful by the Republic of Ghana and laws of the Republican of Ghana,must be so respected, upheld and defended, ” he told he told journalists as he read his prepared press statement.

He observed that, the practices of homosexuality, lesbianism and bestiality are not only unedifying, but also fundamentally unlawful under the Constitutional framework of Ghana.

According to him, whereas it was undeniable fact that we lived in a world that keeps evolving, it was of utmost importance that as a people we did everything possible to safeguard morals and values that defines our identity.

” It is worth stating that the Constitution of Ghana makes adequate provision which debar homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality and such acts that defile the core tenets of our beliefs, values, customs and traditions as a people,” he said.

Rev. Fordjour intimated that, the fact the other countries recognized immortality as acceptable standard, same could not be the case in Ghana.

He pointed out that from the biblical perspective, homosexuality,lesbianism and bestiality are deemed abominable and prescribed quoting “Genesis 19:1-13, Leviticus 18: 22, 20: 13 and Romans 1:26-27.”

Rev. John Ntim Fordjour’s calls follows comments by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye, who has openly and strongly spoken against some demands from advocacy groups to decriminalise homosexuality in the country.

Source: Gily Sparks| parliamentafrica.com 

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