No need to fight LGBT community in Ghana – Catholic priest

A Priest of the Roman Catholic Church, Reverend Father Ignatius James Yaw Amponsah, has urged Ghanaians to educate their children on the consequences of their actions.

His comments were in response to some actions people have called to be executed on the Lesbianism, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community office commisssioned in Ghana few weeks past and its related matters.

Rev. Fr. Ignatius believes that the presence and establisment of the LGBT community in Ghana is a consequent action on the country for depending on the White race for survival.

He said: ‘’Please let’s be mindful of the fact that in life, a beggar has no choice. Ever since Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown, our political leaders have looked on for our economy to depend heavily on the white race.

“Hence, they can do whatever they want to us. Therefore, there is no need to fight the LGBT Community. If the white race decides not to buy our cocoa, timber, minerals, crude oil etc. can we survive as a nation?”

He noted that the decision to join the community rests in the hands of the individuals and that there is no need to fight their presence. What is needed is education to condition people to act right.

He said: “there is no point to do anything evil to the LGBT community in Ghana. The good news is that nobody can be forced to join the LGBT Community, so let’s educate our children, and family members about the consequences of their behaviors.”

Rev. Fr. Ignatius concluded saying “If we want the true independence and freedom of Africa, let’s begin now to appreciate what God has given us as Africans and develop them to our own advantage and not depend on the white race for almost everything.”

Background

Some few weeks ago, the European Union (EU) in Ghana participated in the opening of an office for the LGBT community at Tesano in Accra.

This raised a lot of concerns where people including organizations like the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values called on the government to close down the office on the basis that the country’s constitution does recognise LGBT among other reasons.

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