FBOs MAD *At Akufo-Addo *Blame him for emergence of LQBTQI activities

 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has incurred the wrath of  some Faith Based Organisations (FBOs)  over the emergence of the activities of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and queer Intersex Rights (LGBTQI).
Their anger comes at the back of the renewal of  LGBT practices  in Ghana following fundraiser which was attended by several diplomats including the Australian High Commissioner who pledged to support the group.

The EU office in Ghana has declared support for the group.

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The Ghana  Catholic Bishops  conference (GCBC)  which was not happy with  the establishment of  the  alleged LGBTQI  office consequently called on President Akufo-Addo  to shut down  office in Accra.

The Bishops  who did not understand  the President’s long  silence on the issue   urged  him not to fall for external pressure to accept the practice of homosexuality in the country.

In a statement signed by   GCBC president , Most Rev Philip Naameh,it  said the group was however against physical attacks on LGBT people.

“We also call on the Government of Ghana to close down the LGBTQI office space that was recently opened in Accra,” the statement said.

Most Rev. Naameh, described the LGBTQI agenda as a “complete disorder of the fundamental law of God in creating man and woman.”

“The LGBTQI is a clear departure from God’s purpose of creation because the woman was not created to be an object of pleasure for man,” he said adding that the Catholic as a Church would only continue to recongnise marriages between a man and a woman to ensure that God’s purpose of creation materialized.

Christian Council  of Ghana  was  also another faith based  organisation which was not happy with the recently opened office of  LGBTQI office in Accra.

The Christian Council  in his   statement urged  Ghanaians to remain resolute in maintaining the culture and sanctity of the State as believers in God.

The Pentecostal Council of Ghana was also not left out showing their displeasure.

Rev. Johnny Apeakorang, who signed  the  the statement on behalf of the Council  said it would continue to render its support to the Coalition against LGBTQI  to ensure that its goal was achieved.

The National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values on its part  expressed disapproval over the alleged LGBTQI office.

The Coalition said the alleged existence of the office was illegal and an affront to the laws, traditions and customs of the country and must be shut down.

The Executive Secretary of the Coalition, Moses Foh-Amoaning, at a press conference, said the act was disrespecting to Ghanaians and undermined the sovereignty of the State.
He explained that Ghana as a country had not signed any international laws permitting the promotion of the LGBTQI in the country therefore, any attempt by anyone to promote the activities of the group amounted to illegality.

Mr Foh-Amoaning noted that on the contrary, international laws such as the Economic, Cultural, Social and Political Rights of the United Nations treaty, which the country had ratified, protected the sovereignty of Ghana to defend its cultural values.
He accused the international community in Ghana for promoting an act which he said was alien to the customs and traditions of Ghanaians and infringed on the sovereignty of the state.

Mr Foh-Amoaning called on the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies to swiftly move in to close down the said office and also arrest and prosecute persons found to have breached the laws of the state.
He appealed to Parliament to quickly move and pass comprehensive legislation to deal effectively with the issue.
“We call on all state agencies including Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the Ghana AIDS Commission, the police, politicians and the media to take all steps to protect our nation from the negative impact of this LGBTQI,” he said.

Story: Atta KWAKU BOADI

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