The Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament, Sam Dzata George has been on social media warfare this entire weekend as he is parrying criticisms from LGBTQ advocates for spearheading a bill to criminalise the promotion of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, Queers, etc. (LGBTQ++) in Ghana.
After he had taken a few Ghanaians celebrities to the cleaners, he had a face-off with gay UK politician, Seb Dance.
Seb Dance went out of his way to confront Sam George for promoting an anti-LGBTQ bill in Parliament and described it as “backward”.
The former member of the European Parliament [MEP], Seb Dance, chanced upon the trending issue in Ghana and weighed in via Twitter
Seb Dance tweeted, “What an appalling way to treat your fellow human beings. I hope you come to your senses and reconsider rather than build on backward, colonial legacies that have damaged and limited the lives of so many. Where is the love?”
But in a sharp rebuttal, Sam George went ballistic and questioned the 39-year-old former MEP about the Western hypocrisy of criminalising traditional African partnerships like Polygamy while criticising African countries for not embracing the mostly Western worldview of promoting LGBTQ++
Sam George fired: “I would be glad when you and your fellow MEPs come to your senses and legalise polygamy. Can you show me the science or common sense behind your criminalisation of polygamy? You may think yourselves so wise but the joke is on you mate. The love is in the common sense.”
Seb Dance conveniently avoided answering Sam George’s question but rather diverted the argument by claiming there is no science or common sense behind the LGBT bill.
“You can reach for absurd comparators all you like, but it’s not the sensible argument you think it is. There is certainly no science or common sense behind your bill: only hatred, needless pain and the pursuit of an arcane colonial legacy,” Sab Dance responded.
However, an on-fire Sam George will be ready: “You see how quick you retreat from the question of science and logic in your criminalisation of polygamy? Shows how weak your argument is. An arcane colonial legacy is you holding on to the vestiges of colonial economic suppression of the African continent. You should be ashamed,” Sam George stated in his response.
Ghana’s Parliament appears to be strongly in favour of the bill that seeks to make the promotion of LGBTQ++ activities’ in Ghana criminal.
The Speaker of Parliament himself, Alban Sumana Bagbin had reprimanded foreign diplomats for attempting to impose their Western family values on Africans, while attempting to suppress Africa’s own family values.
Bagbin has made it no secret that he will support the anti-LGBTQ++ legislation.
The bill is a Private Member bill that is being sponsored by Sam George and other MPs, including, Suhuyini Alhassan, Della Sowah. Rockson Dafeamekpor, Rita Adoley Sowah, ReV. Hellen Ntoso, Emmanuel Bedzrah, John Forjour Ntim.
There is also a coalition of anti-LGBTQ legislators with some 21 members.