More religious leaders have joined the growing number of Ghanaians who are speaking out against homosexuality, urging the government to take a firm stance against the practice. Apostle Johnson Dzeameshie of the Samaria Miracle Church and Bishop Isaac Baah Nyarkoh of the Jesus End Time Gospel Church, both in Agona Swedru, have called on authorities to make homosexuality an offence punishable by law, saying that even though it has not been legalized, some people are engaging in the practice under cover, and this is dangerous for the future of the country.
The clergymen are urging more attention to be paid to senior high schools that are not mixed, especially boys’ and girls’ schools, where they say some students may be coerced into the practice. They point out that homosexuality is not only immoral but also has serious health implications for those who engage in it. As such, they are calling for medical experts to embark on a massive nationwide education campaign to educate the masses on the health implications associated with the practice.
The religious leaders are also encouraging all religious bodies to unite and demonstrate at the Parliament House to express their displeasure about the practice and call for the passage of a law to make homosexuality illegal in the country. They are warning that failure to take a strong stance against the practice will lead to the production of miscreants in the society.
It is important to note that the practice of homosexuality is still a highly contentious issue in Ghana, with strong opinions on both sides. For the most part, religious leaders and conservative groups are against it, while some human rights advocates and members of the LGBTQ+ community are calling for its decriminalization. However, until the government takes a clear stance on the issue, the debate is likely to continue.
Source: Ghana News Agency