A Coalition in the forefront of the resistance to the gay rights movement in Ghana has announced that its organization has rehabilitated over 400 people with queer sexual orientation.
In a resolution that the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights & Family Values passed against the gay lifestyle in Ghana, said a holistic treatment solution is available, that encompasses psychological, psychiatric, medical and spiritual applications.
“That the LGBTQI+ phenomenon has obvious and proven scientific, medical, psychological, psychiatric, counselling and spiritual explanations and we in Ghana have put together a Holistic Sexual Therapy and medical procedures that provide a five-fold psychological psychiatric, medical (endocrinological) counselling and spiritual range of solutions to this phenomenon. Indeed, several LGBTQI+ people have been successfully treated by this medical system.”
Consequently, the resolution pointed out that there is no basis for people who have such sexual orientations to live trapped in it if they truly wish to live normal lives.
The Resolution had been signed by Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah, Chairman of the National Coalition and Lawyer Moses Foh Amoaning, Executive Secretary and Spokesman.
It called on Parliament to urgently pass a law that specifically outlaws gay rights, serving notice it will be sponsoring private Bills in Parliament towards that end.
“…the Coalition will adopt the requisite legal and non-legal steps and actions including but not limited to the undermentioned. Presentation of reasoned petitions to the relevant state institutions and agencies to adopt the needed responses to stem the tide of the LGBTQI+ movement in Ghana,” the resolution said.
It added it will introduce “appropriate draft legislation via private Members Bill to deal comprehensively with the LGBTQI+ phenomenon to parliament.”
Currently, Ghana’s legislation of any semblance to the prohibition of the gay lifestyle is found in section 104 of the Criminal Code, 1960, which prohibits “unnatural carnal knowledge.
It has been said that this law is rather amorphous because it does not specifically outlaw homosexuality and lesbianism.
Some people have also debated that “unnatural carnal knowledge” does not describe homosexuality and lesbianism because they are sexual lifestyles that are done between natural people.
The Coalition’s resolution also premised its resistance on law, quoting “constitutionally guaranteed cultural rights of Ghanaians set out in the 1992 constitution specifically articles 26 (1), 34 (1) and articles 39 (1) and (3).”
“…international law, specifically the United Nations Convention on Economic, Social, Political and Cultural rights which Ghana has acceded to and ratified clearly and unambiguously protect the rights of Ghanaians to promote and protect our rich and valued socio-cultural rights that abhor the LGBTQI+ phenomenon which is an Eurocentric cultural lifestyle,” it added.
Also, it pointed out that, “Ghana and other Afro-Asian countries have not signed up to any International legal documents or covenants that support the promotion of LGBTQI rights.”
Consequently, it said the promotion of LGBTQI activities in Ghana is illegal and that it will take all steps, including demonstrations and press conferences including legality to resist the movement.
It warned that if promoters and activists of the gay rights movement in Ghana continue to push their agenda, it may lead to open confrontation with them.