International Evangelist and President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh has strongly rejected the idea of legalizing homosexuality in Ghana.
Dr. Tetteh’s lucid rejection of homosexuality comes after President Akufo-Addo stated that legalising homosexuality in Ghana is not an urgent concern to Ghanaians at the moment, but it is “bound to happen if there’s an overwhelming demand for change in the country’s law.”
“This is the socio-cultural issue if you like…I don’t believe that in Ghana, so far, a sufficiently strong coalition has emerged which is having that impact on public opinion that will say: ‘Change it [the law], let’s then have a new paradigm in Ghana,” he said in an answer to a question in an interview with Aljazeera on why Ghana’s laws still criminalise homosexuality.
Commenting on the issue on Morning Starr Monday, Rev. Dr. Tetteh warned that legalising homosexuality in Ghana will bring about so much tragedy in the country.
“I know the tragedy, the pain and the frustration that people are going through in the UK [where the act has been legalised]. Men are wearing pampers and I am a pastor and I pray for some of them,” he told Morning Starr host Francis Abban.
He added “Men are wearing panty liners [and] pad because they have anal cancer. Ghana, we are not ready…for that”.
On his part, Foh Amoaning, Senior Law Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law argued that “The issue of homosexuality has nothing to do with Human rights. I don’t think we will say we will protect human rights when humans are having sex with animals like dogs.”
In 2011, Ghana’s former president John Evans Atta Mills rejected threats by the UK to cut aid to the West African Country if he refuses to legalise homosexuality.
He argued that the UK could not impose its values on Ghana and he would never legalise homosexuality.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron had then said aid would be cut to countries which failed to respect gay rights.
But in his reply, Mr Atta Mills said Mr Cameron was entitled to his views, but he did not have the right to “direct to other sovereign nations as to what they should do”.
“I, as president, will never initiate or support any attempt to legalise homosexuality in Ghana,” Mr. Atta Mills said.