Getting a tattoo can cause ‘evil homosexuality’, apparently…
A leading spiritualist claims tattoos can influence people to become LGBT, prostitutes or alcoholics.
Mallam Ya Wadudu warned against the harmful effects of tattoos, which he says can cause ‘homosexuality and prostitution’.
Wadudu made the comments as he attacked “the harmful effects of foreign cultures” on Ghanaian society, as more people within the country opt for a less conservative approach to body art – and life.
The religious leader rallied against self-decoration, saying there could be “unexpected consequences” for people who choose to get tattooed.
“The snakes, lions, scorpions, frogs and other animal symbols they put on themselves all have spiritual meanings,” Wadudu told The Mirror.
“Those who put the symbols on their bodies have to be delivered from the influence of the spirits in the symbols.”
Wadudu said that getting a tattoo of such symbols – which he says represent the devil – would could cause a person to be possessed by evil spirits.
“If you go for spiritual power and you refused to honour your part of the process, the deities will not only vent their anger on you alone but the whole community as well which sometimes result in the accident we see,” he said.
He added that such behaviour would lead to homosexuality, alcoholism, prostitution or theft.
Although many may rubbish his claims, religion in Ghana still carries major influence and the country continues to operate strict anti-gay laws.
Same-sex sexual activity between men is illegal in Ghana with those found guilty facing up to three years in prison.
Earlier this year, a lecturer in the country prophesied that churches risk “being dominated by homosexuals” if the clergy fails to stage a “blistering crusade” against same sex marriage in Ghana.
Law lecturer Moses Foh-Amoaning said the “dormant posture” of the Ghanaian clergy and the likes will see the “houses of God being ruled by evil homosexuals”.
“Why is the clergy mute?” he blasted. “I do not like the situation [where] our pastors are mute about gayism.”
“If they do not take care, their big cathedrals, churches and other places of meeting will be filled with homosexuals,” he warned.