The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has said that he would rather be executed than see Ghana legalise the activities of the LGBTQ+ community there.
He said that, as a Catholic, he would prefer to remain neutral than support efforts to legitimise the actions of the minority group.
“If you want me to take part, you can count me out of Ghana because I’d rather go to heaven than live,” he said. According to a report from dailyguidenetwork.com, “That is me; I am a Catholic, and I will not do anything that will end the world because God says the world is eternal until he returns; we cannot do that to end the world.”
According to the source, Alban Bagbin made the remarks at a press event in Tamale as part of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the Parliament of Ghana, with the subject “Thirty(30) years of Parliamentary Democracy Under the Fourth Republic; The Journey Thus Far.”
The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021, often known as the Anti-LGBTI+ Bill, is a Private Member’s Bill that Parliament is presently debating.
Sam Nartey George, a member of parliament representing Ningo-Prampram, is the bill’s main proponent.