Daily Archives: July 21, 2011

But of course it is happening — AGAIN

And here’s why.

“The president of the Christian Council of Ghana has called on Christians, politicians, and the general public to resist any temptation to embrace the “abominable act” of homosexuality in the name of tolerance or human rights.”

Meaning of course anal intercourse. That’s all they ever talk about. To us we ARE anal intercourse. And nothing else.

“Addressing the media Monday in Accra, Ghana, the Rev. Dr. Fred Deegbe, General Secretary of the council, called on Christians to vote against any politician who support the “ungodly and unnatural act” of homosexuality.
Deegbe expressed fear that God would judge the nation if laws were changed to make homosexuality acceptable and said “the consequences will be unbearable.”
In Ghana, homosexuality is illegal and considered a misdemeanor. However, the law doesn’t prevent some gays from living openly.
The Christian leader said influences from Western culture is to blame for the presence of gays and lesbians in Ghana and said the movement needed to be condemned.
“We Ghanaians and for that matter Africans cherish our rich and strong values on issues such as homosexuality and we must not allow anyone or group of people to impose what is acceptable in their culture on us in the name of human rights,” Deegbe said.
Dr. Opoku Onyinah, chairman of the Ghana Pentecostal Council, also assured those struggling with homosexuality that the church was there to help them, not punish them, according to the Ghana News Agency.
“We do not by our condemnation of the practice asking (sic) communities to either stone or kill those who are found to be homosexuals,” Deegbe also told Kenyan newspaper the Daily Nation.
He further told the publication that “as Christians we are not stigmatizing homosexuals and do not want them to be victimized. But, we want to accept them and provide the necessary help they may require to heal them.”
The Christian Council of Ghana is comprised of several local churches and denominations, including Methodist, Episcopalian, and Presbyterian.
Ghana reportedly had its first anti-gay protest last year when about one thousand protesters rallied against reports of gay and lesbian activities in their city, according to the United States Department of State.”

I am sure Mr. Deegbe is quite familiar with this dude, and his exploits.

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No surprise then that the next step. . .

“A comprehensive crackdown on gay people has been ordered by a minister in Ghana, including asking landlords and tenants to inform on people they think may be gay.
“All efforts are being made to get rid of these people in the society,” Paul Evans Aidoo, the minister for the country’s Western Region is reported to have said.
Pink News says that Aidoo “has directed the Bureau of National Investigations and other agencies to find gay people and bring them before the courts.”
In Ghana, says the gay news outlet, homosexuality is still considered a moral aberration, or even a myth.
And Aidoo says he doesn’t believe estimates published in a local media report that there may be 8,000 gays and lesbians living in the Western Region: “I don’t believe it; nobody believes it. We do not see them.”
Few people in Ghana have been prosecuted for same-sex acts, says Pink News, but homophobic violence is rife. “

And so a bad situation is being made ever so much worse.

“The country’s constitution guarantees the protection of human rights regardless of “race, place of origin, political opinion, colour, religion, creed or gender”, but, says Pink News, does not mention sexuality.
Sydney’s Star Observer has also taken up the story, saying the move by the minister “follows months of campaigning by the Christian Council of Ghana which last week called on Ghanaians not to vote for any politician who believes in the rights of homosexuals.”
Both Christians and Muslims in region have been protesting since a local media report claimed there were around 8,000 gay men and lesbians in the district.
Aidoo is a Catholic and is married with five children. He became minister for the region in 2009. He’s a member of the National Democratic Congress, and won the seat for Sefwi-Wiawso in parliamentary elections in 2004.”

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“Ghana’s Western Region Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo MP has ordered the immediate arrest of all homosexuals in the country’s west.
Aidooo has tasked Ghana’s Bureau of National Investigations and security forces to round up the country’s gay population and has called on landlords and tenants to inform on people they suspect of being homosexuals.
“All efforts are being made to get rid of these people in the society,” he said.
The move by the Minister follows months of campaigning by the Christian Council of Ghana which last week called on Ghanaians not to vote for any politician who believes in the rights of homosexuals.
Muslims and Christians in the Western Region have been staging protests ever since a local media report claimed there were around 8000 homosexuals and lesbians in the district.
However, a lawyer at Kwame Nkrumah University, Ernest Kofi Abotsie, questioned the legality of the move.
Abotsie said laws outlawing “unnatural canal knowledge” in the Ghanaian criminal code were ambiguous and had not been defined to mean homosexuality, and it was wrong for politicians to be telling police how to carry out their duties.”

And we know what carrying out those duties means

I know what you’re thinking: “It Couldn’t Happen Here”

That’s your cue Neil