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Ghana: Church minister suspended over gay sex claims

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  1. My response to Ghana is to cut off foreign aid. There’s no reason to support a political system that jails people for consensual sex. The sooner their culture disappears, the better. If they want to persecute LGBT people, let them do it with their own money.

    1. Coming up with these ridiculous replies is really getting on my goat. Sure, cut off aid and impose sanctions if you must, but get rid of their culture?? My God fearing traditional Ghanaian mother has actively encouraged and supported me and I find this statement truly offensive! I have also personally witnessed the thriving underground gay scene in Ghana; I find replies like this just pointless and prejudiced. Ghanaian anti-gay laws do not infringe on Westerners in any way, and you obviously have no concern for LGBT people in Ghana.

      Unfortunately, you’ve shown you don’t know or really care about the real issues and how it impacts those like you and me.

      1. Bob I completely agree. I am concerned about the situation of gay rights in Ghana- mainly because I have Ghanaian family members who are gay (I myself am a straight Ghanaian.) But I feel there is hope – Ghana’s president is probably the most gay-friendly one yet; and owes a debt to his gay friend Guy Solomon who who pushed his profile internationally. I hope Mahama repays the debt by at least making the situation in Ghana more tolerable for GLBT people. Also Ghanaians are flexible people who take pride in being peaceful and civil; I have come across many a religious nut there who have surprisingly open attitudes to gay rights. I think with the right amount of push from not just Ghana’s GLBT community, but straight supporters of that community then Ghana will get there with gay rights.

        Negative, ignorant chatter by someone with clearly no familiarity with Ghana is only trollish and not remotely enlightening or helpful.

  2. Ghana, like all other homophobic African former British colonies, needs to remember its former status and look VERY carefully at how it is now treating its OWN people. You cannot moan about oppression and disrespect for human rights and then, when you gain independence, adopt all your oppressors old ways. That’s just ‘poacher-turned-gamekeeper’ and is the height of hypocrisy. These countries must drag themselves into the 21st century if they wish to be taken seriously on the world stage.

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