MEDICAL EFFECTS OF HOMOSEXUALITY

Originally Published, December 21, 2011

“Time have changed so the church must review its position as far as it’s views of homosexuals are concerned… especially as a doctor, I don’t know whether there is a biological basis for it, a psychological basis for it, or simply a persons choice. I don’t know.”

This is the reaction of Prof. F. T. Sai to comments made by Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey of the Presbyterian Church- Ghana, who described homosexuality as unbiblical, un-African, abnormal and filthy.
Prof Sai, challenged the basis of the Reverend Minister’s assertion, as inconsistent with biblical doctrine. (source:myjoyonline.com 24th June 2011)

(Prof F.T Sai is a population and Sexual Health Expert, former Chairman of the Ghana Aids Commission, former President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, and one time adviser to former president of Ghana, J.A. Kufuor on sexual health issues.)

When it comes to advising the public appropriately on which particular behaviours and attitudes to be promoted in reaction to health issues like homosexuality, we should not behave as if its net debilitating effect is inconsequential or a fad in a season.

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HOMOSEXUALITY: IT’S NOT FUNNY

Originally Published, December 19, 2011

“This is not about poverty, it’s about culture. A culture that glorifies violence, shows disrespect to authority, and says everything about rights but nothing about responsibilities,… and as I said yesterday, no phony human rights concerns about publishing these photographs will get in the way of bringing these criminals to justice”

David Cameron’s speech to the British parliament on 2011 riots in England.

The British Prime Minister David Cameron after attending a gathering of Commonwealth Heads of government in Perth, Australia stated that Britain as one of the premier aid givers in the world will want to see countries that receive their aid, adhere to proper human rights and that includes how people treat gays and lesbians. In other words, countries that promote anti-homosexual views and laws are going to have part of their budget support cut. This ruffled the feathers of most Ghanaians. The President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. John Atta-Mills called off the bluff of the British Premier stating that ‘Britain cannot tell Ghana a sovereign nation, what to do, especially where their societal norms and ideals are different from those which exist in the Prime Minister’s society”
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DO WE NEED A LAW TO BACK HOMOSEXUALITY?

Originally Published, June 2013

What is it that some of us don’t know that makes the world’s great democracies compete among themselves to top the league table on legalizing homosexuality? And why is Ghana’s parliament so quiet as to whether or not homosexuality is an acceptable sexual preference  within the traditional definition of marriage in Ghana?  Who will move the motion in our quiet Parliament?

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WHAT IS GHANA’S POSITION ON HOMOSEXUALITY

Originally Published, June 2013

To squelch any attempt at ever getting homosexuality legalized in Ghana, we will have to act now and raise the issue with Parliament to pass a law, if possible under a certificate of emergency, to affirm the national position that homosexuality cannot be considered a variant of marriage in our statute books. This is not the same as criminalizing those in the act.

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