Showing posts with label Ghana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ghana. Show all posts

February 3, 2018

A Ghanian to Ghanians: Being Gay is Not The Only Sin, Yet it Does Not Put Food on The Table, Why Worry Like If it Did?



 

I read this article which is in fact an editorial critical of Ghana for it's tunnel vision in regards to Gays/ Lesbians in their community. The writer is Salifu Muammar Al-Qathafi and not what some would call a gay lover. In his mind being gay is not a positive thing but he asks the Ghana's reader what are they getting by picking on this issue when there is so much that affect them diectly and they are leaving those issues on the side. His view is the same as of million of people around the world that think what ever one's sexuality is their business and what ever makes one happy is not for anyone else to interfere with. If one is going to pick problems facing society today wether you call it a sin or not is not something that affects anybody else directly or at all but the person doing it. His approach is not scientific but it is common sense. I really don't care why people stay out of my life and what they think of me, the important thing is what I think of myself and makes me happy as long as is not detructive to anybody else.   Take a read you might find it interesting. keep in mind this is a citizen of Ghana talking to his compatriots but I like the common sense behind some of his conclusions.   adamfoxie

  
 Love is love even in Ghana



                                                         

I do not know why people waste their time on this gay issue. It is none of my business when someone chooses to go for the front or back hole. It is none of my issue when someone chooses to be a prostitute. It is none of my business when someone chooses to marry more than one wife. Being gay is sinful, as is several other things we all do.

We Africans are very surprising creatures. With all these huge challenges we are facing as a nation and the lack of prosperity on this continent since God knows when, we still manage to make trivial issues so great as if those issues will provide food on the table. It is about time we realise as a people that we need to move forward with the world, and do the things that are going to be beneficial to us regardless of what religion or our ancestors or what we think is better.

How can you prevent someone from pursuing their own happiness JUST BECAUSE YOUR religion goes against being gay? If religious doctrine is the yardstick, then what if a religion emanates that supports or approves of homosexuality? Would you tell adherents of that religious doctrine that they should not follow their religion? If morality is the boundary, then no case! How can something really be morally wrong when it does not affect anybody negatively? Logically and common-sensically, a human being can have feelings for the same sex. Stop the illogical argument about even animals being able to distinguish between same and opposite sex. If you want humans to be doing what animals do then let us all start eating grass and drinking dirty water.

If your religion was to ask you to kill anyone who is not of your religion, would you really go about killing people you've known all your life? People you know to be good? Can't someone be gay and good at the same time? Just as someone is good and cheats on his wife...or as someone is good but does not take proper care of his children. I am referring to the goodness we all fall short of. The Bible itself says that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. If you are a sinner, why prevent someone from committing a 'harmless' sin, assuming it is sin. What if somebody does not believe in religion? The person was created in God's world and not your world so you cannot decide to take away the person's rights because of your beliefs.

A new law in Nigeria prohibits civil unions and same-sex marriages and slaps a 10-year prison sentence on anyone who officiates at such a marriage. It also bans public displays of affection between people of the same sex. What? A country with such a huge population...steeped in poverty. African leaders have always failed their people. They use these issues to become popular trying to portray themselves as being strong. If they really are strong, why not work without being corrupt?

Ghana needs to take strong measures to guarantee the human rights of homosexuals in this country. When we agreed to go the democratic way, it did not only mean elections every four years. Democracy and human rights mean much more than that. It is actually because of the protection of EVERY Ghanaian that the 1992 constitution exists.

Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. This is only normal because they are human too and need to have equal rights with other members of the society. We cannot as a people claim to be democratic or guarantee the human rights of individuals when we intentionally discriminate against a segment of society. Whether we like it or not, some Ghanaians are homosexual in nature. Gay rights is undeniably protected by the Constitution's commitments to liberty and equality.

Also, Marriage is redefined as society's attitudes evolve. For example, inter-racial marriage in the U.S was widely prohibited in the past. Even in Ghana, in times past, inter-tribal marriages were prohibited by many tribes. Chiefs could 'capture' any woman in town and make her his wife. Modernity has made all that to be discarded from our current society. Painful and degrading traditional rites and practices have been discarded along the way because we have come to realise as a people that we all need to live at peace with each other and not harm each other or make society uninhabitable just because of religion or culture. We have come to realise as a people that the Holy Books do not live as humans. We do. We have come to realise that we need to accept each other’s unharmful differences and co-exist as modern beings.

Doing things that will bring you fulfillment in life has both physical and psychological health benefits. Allowing members of our society to associate with their same-sex partners will bring them fulfillment and will help create a happier society, without harming anyone.

Again, Ghanaians and Africans at large need to realise that allowing homosexuals their right to live and marry does not in any way endanger family values, neither will it harm heterosexual marriages. Both can co-exist in society. Besides, everybody has the right to choose the kind of partner they want. We should also recognise that marriage is not a religious institution. Marriage is a secular institution. People will marry whether they subscribe to religion or not and therefore marriage or dating should not be limited by religious objections.

If we keep claiming blindly that gays cannot give birth and that someday humans may be extinct then should we prevent infertile people from getting married or from dating the opposite sex as well? It is impossible that humans will someday become extinct because of a failure to reproduce.

Marriage is one of the basic civil rights of man. Should we now divide marriage into its type and abhor some and accept some? That would be very dangerous for human rights as this means that other human rights can be categorised into its types, with some typed respected, other types not respected. Every Ghanaian has the right to life. What if people categorised this right into types…the right to life of an alleged thief, the right to life of a perceived corrupt politician, the right to life of a prostitute etc. If we want human rights to be respected and absolutely obeyed in this country, then we need to absolutely protect the human rights of every citizen.

And back to the question I asked earlier. If our individual religions asked us to kill anyone who is not part of our religion, would we really go about killing each other? Or we would co-exist peacefully and live our lives and wait for God himself to judge. Every man is a sinner.

Ghana needs to guarantee and protect the human rights of homosexuals and they should be free to be who they are. Society can evolve once again.

February 11, 2017

Ghana: Gay Students Caught Together in Dorm Saved from Lynching byTeachers





Two male students (names withheld) of Mawuli School in the Volta Region suspected to have been engaged in a homosexual act would have been flogged mercilessly, but for the timely intervention of two teachers of the school.

The male students, who were reportedly caught in one of the dormitories of Aggrey House, allegedly had canal knowledge of each other at about 3:00 pm last Wednesday, 8th February, after classes.

The culprits are final-year students in 3 Science 1 and 3 Arts 4 respectively.

According to some students, who spoke to DAILY GUIDE, this is not the first time students have been involved in homosexuality in the school.

The incident caused a serious pandemonium in the school, thereby attracting many students to the scene, most of who were said to be unhappy that the two students had been allowed to go scot-free without any punishment whatsoever.

Some supporters of a football team who had a friendly match with the school’s football team at the time said the chaos attracted them to the scene.

The pandemonium lasted for about two hours.

Three students, who also confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE, indicated that the two were first discovered by a student who was going to the dormitory after classes.

They said when the student got to his dormitory at Aggrey House, he realized the dormitory was locked from inside and so peeped through the window to find out what was happening.

“He found out that two of his mates who had left the classroom ahead of the closing time were in a compromising posture that suggested they were having canal knowledge of each other. The two were also allegedly seen using some cream as lubricant on their genitals.

“He quickly returned to alert many of his mates. On reaching the scene, they started banging the doors, telling the two ‘lovers’ to come out. However, they refused for fear of being beaten or lynched.

“The noise, chaos and mad rush to the scene attracted many, including two teachers (names withheld) to the scene. The teachers managed to get the two students out safely and handed them over to the Senior House Master.

“The students, who were unhappy with the situation, kept chanting and making noise throughout the campus because they believed nothing would be done to the gay students. They also requested that they be allowed to beat them to teach others a lesson,” one of the students narrated.

Headmaster Unware

When contacted, the headmaster of the school, Tawiah Agor, denied knowledge of the incident.

According to him, “I am hearing this for the first time from you. No report has gotten to my attention.”

He said he had been busy the whole week working hard to address the water situation and other important issues in the school.

That notwithstanding, he said he was going to investigate the matter and take appropriate measures to curb the situation.

DAILY GUIDE’s investigation suggests that the headmaster has since last Thursday evening, 9th February, held a crunch meeting with the administration over the matter.

January 23, 2017

In Ghana Preacher Says if Dogs Don’t Do it, Gays Shouldn’t Either

                                                                       
 This might not be an everyday occurrence but as you can see it happens. Many people know that there are Penguins and  member of other species that voluntarily in an regular basis go male to male.






The founder and Presiding Bishop of the Lighthouse Chapel International in Ghana, pastor Dag Heward-Mills has caused massive controversy in South Africa over a sermon on homosexuality.

Bishop Heward-Mills who was preaching at a well-known church in Soweto, the Grace Bible Church described homosexual as “unnatural” and “unbiblical.”

“…You don’t find two male dogs, two male cats, or two male lions…even lizards, two male elephants, there is nothing like that in nature, it is unnatural, yes, there is nothing like that.”

But his sermon angered a popular South African choreographer and radio personality Somizi Mhlongo who is also a known homosexual.

He stormed out of the service and later posted a video on Instagram saying he wasn’t going to sit there and be offended. The video has been viewed more than 62,000 times and has attracted almost 1,000 comments.

Mr Mhlongo said the congregation had been cheering as the Ghanaian pastor said homosexuality was “sinful and disgusting”.

“This is who I am. I am a gay man. Get it into your skull. My soul is all right with my God.

“I’m disappointed at all the gay men and women who sat there and listened to him offending us and didn’t do anything about it. I walked out and visibly so,” Mr. Mhlongo said.

Learning lesson:  If you are a gay man/lesbian do not just sit there while anyone, anyone disrespects you because you are gay. They can be what ever they want to be, a gay person does not need to be respectful of someone who demean him/her because they think they have their bible right or their feelings towards gays are more important that a gay human being. if someone does not like gays, don’t be around them. As in public places no one has the right to demean someone else.
This disrespectful, ignorant pastor does not know the difference between a dog and a human being but for everyone’s information, dogs, penguins, ducks, fish, etc. do it too. Get educated!!

September 5, 2014

Ghana Calls for arrest of afro-star lawyer who admitted on TV to having sex with a man


                                                                          

A private legal practitioner, Dr Maurice Ampaw, has called for the immediate arrest of controversial afro-pop Star, Wanlov da Kubolor, for having gay sex.
According to the lawyer, the singer’s admission that he had sex with a fellow man some years back is a criminal offence, which must be investigated and punished.
Kubolor, in a recent television interview, confessed to having sex with a boy some years ago.
“I wanted to fulfill my sexual desires one time, and a guy was the only one around and that led to having sex with the boy”, he confessed.
The 33-year-old Romanian-Ghanaian also said he has so far bedded more than 300 women.
Dr Ampaw told Okay FM Thursday that Wanlov’s confession must not be forgiven.
“Kubolor must be arrested immediately. First he admits to having gay sex with a boy, which is criminal, because our laws do not entertain gay practices, and then he is publicly talking about it. That is appalling because that amounts to an abuse, which must never be overlooked. He should be arrested, the police must arrest him.
“It’s also criminal for him to even say publicly that he has slept with over 300 women. That guy must be arrested over all these loose talks. It’s against our laws for a man to disclose publicly the women he slept with. Even though he is not mentioning names, it is still wrong. He is clearly embarrassing those women which is against the laws of the land”, he fumed.
Source: starrfmonline.com

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