National Cathedral CEO Defends Pro-Gay Project’s Architect

According to the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cathedral Secretariat, Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah, when Sir David Adjaye, signed a love letter to homosexuals and lesbians in Ghana solidarizing with them over a clampdown by the Police, he was only fighting for their human rights.

David Adjaye is the architect contracted to design Ghana’s controversial National Cathedral that will be used for Christian religious activities. Indeed, there are speculations that some of the monies going into the project are coming from some gay lobby groups.

Accra-based Citi FM reports that Dr. Opoku Mensah said Sir David Adjaye was only against the supposed assault that gay practitioners in Ghana had been subjected to even though the Police had only locked down their office and arrested homosexuals whose type of sex lifestyle is illegal in Ghana.

In March 2021, Sir David Adjaye had joined a group of UK-based prominent Ghanaians to pen a letter demanding that homosexuals and lesbians be allowed to live freely and practice their sexuality in Ghana.

This was after the Police had responded to the opening of an LGBTQI+ office at Kwabenya in Accra.

The group had expressed solidarity with homosexuals, lesbians, transgender and intersex practitioners, whose sexual attractions are considered culturally and socially decadent in Ghana and are punishable under the laws of the country.

They vowed that they were in absolute support of them and called on President Akufo-Addo to allow gay rights in the country.

Earlier, Hollywood actor, Idris Elba, had been a special guest of honour at the special invitation of President Akufo-Addo to a fundraising event for the national cathedral.

Elba, whose impressive pedigree includes some of Hollywood blockbusters such as the Pacific Rim, would later team up with model Naomi Campbell and other influential Ghanaians to write a letter to President Akufo-Addo demanding gay rights.

For many, Ghana’s National Cathedral, an edifice Mr. Akufo-Addo says he is dedicating to his God, has too many gay influences around it already with its architect being pro-gay and some of its donors being people who openly advocate gay rights.


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