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Ghana: Newspaper says 82 percent ‘abhor gays’ due to religious affiliation

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  1. I blame america and Catholicism, both are responsible for the forcible conversion of africa

    1. I think historically the imperial powers, in this case Britain, would have been more likely to have been responsible for forcible conversion. Catholicism in Ghana, where it’s a minority, would have been much more likely to have been through subtler means, often financial incentives.

  2. That There Other David 27 Jul 2012, 5:24pm

    By this logic every Catholic in the UK hates gay people, clearly not the case.

    But then, the anti-equality side of the argument isn’t exactly renowned for accurately reflecting the true state of public opinion.

  3. Religion fuelling bigotry (that may one day tip over in to terrorising people)…that almost never happens….

    Has there ever been a bigger scourge on the human race than organised bloody religion?

  4. Omar Kuddus 27 Jul 2012, 6:40pm

    I cannot believe that the Ghana web is rejoicing in these findings and that the decision by the late President John Evans Atta Fiifi Mills not to legalize the practice of homosexuality has been vindicated by an analysis of the 2012 Population Census.
    It is further shown that Ghana’s politics is governed by religion and religious beliefs when stated 82% was arrived at by the tabulation of the percentages of the various religious groups in Ghana. ”These are groups who have openly come out to condemn the practice of homosexuality.”
    Africa is fast becoming the hate centre for LGBTs inducted into their beliefs by American religious groups.

  5. Given that Africans continue to breed like demented rabbits, their spiralling populations becoming ever more unsustainable without sufficient food to support them, then a move to “sabotage African fertility” is just what they need.

    1. Omar Khalifa 30 Jul 2012, 9:38am

      I am sure many Africans would like to ”sabotage your fertility” and control your ever spreading population and diseases:)

    2. Yet one more evidence that Thomas and your ilk have a very myopic view of what Africa is. why are you westerners so senile? If you attack my Africa I will attack your Europe.

      I agree that you mental faculties are not in place but are you also barred from learning?…

      Obviously the article in the Informer newspaper makes a simplistic assumption. the fact that there are more “Christians” doesnt mean they are all anti gay.

  6. Ghana is a beacon of hope for humanity! A forward thinking country with some of the wealthiest people on the planet. It’s a country with a young booming population were everyone is physically nourished and poverty, violence and crime are virtually unheard of. Ghanaians have the best schools, hospitals, infrastructure and economy the West and Japan so desire! God is everywhere in Ghana – it is ‘He’ who provides all these enviable conditions that the fortunate First World people of Ghana so enjoy! I’m happy for them though.

    1. Paddyswurds 28 Jul 2012, 3:17pm

      Total rubbish as any Ghanian will tell you….. Grant it the elite enjoy better conditions but the vast majority of the population is still mired in hunger starvation and zero education and are condemned to remain that way as the cost of education is horrendous and way beyond the ordinary man in the street….. Anywhere religion is powerful is never going to lift itself out of the morass and Ghana is no different. The elite don’t want the people educated because if they get education the cotton on to the corruption and graft of the elite and the falsehood that is theism……

      1. Paddyswurds… I totally agree with you! But I guess you don’t get my comments – it’s said with sarcasm!

    2. Why all the mark downs, you ever hear of the word irony!!

      1. Thank you, John-Paul.

  7. Har Davids 28 Jul 2012, 9:55am

    Why don’t they abhor Christianity, which was pushed down their ancestors’ throats by the colonial powers? There may not be much written history about in some parts of Africa, but people can’t be totally ignorant of the past and the unwelcome changes to life that was brought by the Europeans? Why should the ‘new’ ideas from the American evangelists be of any use to the Africa of today?

    1. Why don’t they abhor Christianity, which was pushed down their ancestors’ throats by the colonial powers?

      There is no accounting for the stupidity of humans. But while decrying the gullibility of the Ghanaians, it might be as well to wonder why, in the increasingly atheist, rationalist UK, every single broadsheet newspaper now has an astrology column when 40 years ago it’d have been unthinkable.

      As I said, there’s no accounting for the stupidity of humans.

  8. Paddyswurds 28 Jul 2012, 3:10pm

    So sad that the mythology that is religion has become more important than education in most of Africa…… Of course there is more money to be made that way. If the money stopped 99.9% of these buybul bashers would scurry off back to America….. The fact that this is all driven by lack of education is evident in all of the states in the US where this shyte holds sway. Mississippi fro instance is, education wise not very far on from the settlers who came on the Mayflower. If you examine the States where marriage Equality is legal for instance, you will find they are all highly educated and those who are wavering over equality are a little less so and so on. These religious freaks know this too and have decamped to the worlds least educated continent where the can convince the inhabitants of just about anything…..

  9. Oddly enough, 82% of Ghanans are abhorrent! No more foreign aid for you people. The sooner your culture disappears, the better.

    1. The interesting comment came at the end of the article . . . perhaps there’s hope ! Thank Allah for the efforts of Peter Tachell and co. once the governing elite understand that their homophobia is endangering their wealth they might be less keen to peddle this kind of oppression and the inescapable conclusion of the article is that homophobia in ghana is in large part dependent on its promotion by that countries elite !

  10. I think a “duuuuuh” would fit quite nicely for this story

  11. GingerlyColors 29 Jul 2012, 6:22pm

    Here we go again, that old chesnut, religion. I don’t care how many people think homosexuality is wrong because of some book written by various people with different opinions 2,000 years ago and altered down the centuries. If there is a God then let him decide whether we should go to Heaven or Hell. By some peoples’ reckoning, Heaven must be a pretty empty place. No one has the right to act as judge, jury and executioner on God’s behalf. It is time for ALL countries to decriminalise gay sex acts at least within the privacy of homes – it is not a spectator sport and people should not worry about the risk of prosecution because they are gay. As for the other 18%, what are their views on the subject?

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