An association of clergymen in Ghana has lashed out at the European Union over what it says is its blatant disregard for the laws of Ghana through its sponsorship of the opening of an office for the Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) movement in Ghana.
In a statement, the Concerned Clergy Association of Ghana (CCAG) said by helping the LGBTIQ+ plant an office and also by gracing the commissioning of that office, the EU had engaged in diplomatic lawlessness because Ghana has prohibitive laws against gayism.
“The EU has no right to interfere or try to change our laws and foster on us a practice that is against our existence as a people. They must be told that we are no more in the era of Master-Servant relationship, we in Africa may not have the kinds of leaders we desire yet but we the people are very much alive to our God and beliefs as a people.”
The statement is signed by Bishop Prince Benny Wood, President and Spokesman for the CCAG.
In the past two weeks, gay rights have been dominating the headlines owing to the fact that the LGBTQI+ movement in Ghana opened an office at Ashongman, a suburb of Accra, in spite of the fact that homosexuality and lesbianism are criminal offences.
National Security has since closed down the office amidst public uproar led by the Clergy. Ghanaians, in general, have also been protestant of the opening of the office, the reason many blame some Ambassadors of European countries to Ghana because as it turned out, the office had been sponsored by some of these embassies.
Some EU Ambassadors were also in attendance, with the Ambassador of Australia helping to commission the office building according to reports.
“Homosexuality is still a crime in our Law books and any attempt to promote it is a criminal offense, what the EU led by the Australian High Commissioner did by helping to open an LGBTQ administrative office In Accra was a blatant disregard for the Laws, cultural and societal values of The People of Ghana and must be condemned in all its entirety by the people, Government and Foreign Ministry of Ghana,” The CCAG wrote.
It added, “as a Clergy Body we see this as an evil attempt to legalize a behavior which is a threat to our youth and the family system we had cherished for centuries and has defined our existence. This promotion of evil under the guise of Human rights is unacceptable and must be rejected by all. We cannot celebrate love by promoting an act that is Against Gods word and the very existence of Humanity.”
The statement said the CCAG has taken note of the verbalization of opposition to gay rights by government officials but asked for more to be done by the government to ensure that the practice is thoroughly abolished.