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.