July 18, 2011

The Christian Council of Ghana, has cautioned Parliament to resist the temptation of legalizing homosexuality in Ghana by passing a law that backs the practice.

According to the Council, Ghana as a country risk being visited with the wrath of God by encouraging an abominable, immoral and evil practice such as homosexuality.

The group’s aversion and campaign against the despicable act has intensified over the past month after the Daily Graphic June 10 edition, published a story which indicated that about 8,000 gays have been registered in two regions of the country, with majority of them infected with sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS with most of the registered homosexuals including students in junior and senior high schools, the polytechnics and workers.

The publication of the story received widespread condemnation from people of diverse religions who were of the view that the act was totally alien to Ghana which is a very religious country.

Addressing a press briefing in Accra the General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr Fred Deegbe stated that the Council which has a watch dog role of “policing” society cannot sit down unconcerned while immorality becomes the order of the day in Ghana.

He urged Christians to vote out politicians whose actions or inaction encourage the practice of homosexuality in any form.

Rev. Dr Fred Deegbe also called on Christian organizations that have counseling centers to willingly render counseling services to homosexuals who turn up at those centers for help, and also urged health workers to offer medical help to practicing homosexuals to curb the act.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh