Ghanaians must fight LGBTQI+, it is worse than Covid-19
The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has described activities of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex+ as a pandemic worse than the Covid-19 virus.
He made the remarks at the speaker’s prayer breakfast meeting, held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
He indicated that the Private Members Bill which seeks to criminalize all forms of LGBTQI+ activities would be passed by end of the year.
“This world was created by God as a society, is created for us to enjoy and commanded us to procreate and fill the world, now we know those who actually believe in God, now we know where religion actually started.
“This pandemic must be fought by all of us. I can tell you is worse than covid 19, now am happy our beloved country Ghana is together in this. The faint-hearted will soon be stranding to come back to join the fight. His Excellency the President has spoken, our traditional leaders have spoken, our religious leaders have spoken together, Ghanaians have spoken”.
Some eight MPs have presented a bipartisan private members’ bill to the Speaker for a clear ban on activities of LGBTQI in Ghana.
The bill standing in the name of Samuel Nartey George (Ningo-Prampram),
Emmanuel Bedzrah (Ho West), Della Adjoa Sowah (Kpando), John Ntim Fordjour (Assin South), Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini (Tamale North), Helen Adjoa Ntoso (Krachi West) Rita Naa Odoley Sowah (La Dadekotopon), Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor (South Dayi) when passed will clearly outlaw the practice of homosexuality in its entirety.
Mr. Nartey George who is leading the charge reacting to the proposed bill said: “This morning, together with 7 colleagues of mine, I presented to the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament a Bill on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values.
This Bill which when passed into law would criminalise the promotion, advocacy, funding and act of homosexuality in all its forms is a landmark legislation that has taken the last 14 weeks working with a fantastic team of professionals to put together. It is in my humble opinion a world class piece of legislation which should be reference material for other Parliaments seeking to pass similar legislation.
I look forward to the public engagements at the Committee level and also the debates on the floor of the House. The Bill respects the fundamental human rights of all persons, including those found engaging in the prohibited acts, but spells out a rigid punitive measure in line with our social, cultural and religious stance as a Nation. Let me be clear here, homosexuality is NOT a human right. It is a lifestyle choice. A sexual preference.
May we unite to stop the growing scourge of perversion seeking to erode all that our culture holds dear. I am thankful to the Rt. Honourable Speaker of Parliament, the Parliamentary Drafting Office and the National Coalition for the promotion of proper human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values. May posterity remember our labour kindly.”