Immediate Arrest of All Homosexuals in Ghana

21 Jul

According to MyJoyOnline, a Ghana news source, The Western Region Minister Paul Evans Aidoo has ordered the immediate arrest of all homosexuals in the region.

He has enlisted the services of the Bureau of National Investigations in addition to landlords, tenants and anyone else who can “provide reliable information which will lead to the arrest of homosexuals.” According to their report:

“Only yesterday, the Christian Council of Ghana capped months of protestations against the practice of homosexuality with a strongly worded message against the practice and courting Ghanaians not to vote for any politician who believes in the rights of homosexuals.”

“The Western Region has been a beehive of activities linked with homosexuality. A recent media report claimed the Western and Central Regions together have a total of about 8,000 homosexuals and lesbians.”

“That report sparked a series of religious demonstrations with the Moslem and Christian communities in the region hitting the streets to protest what they claim is an ungodly and demonic act.”

Currently in Ghana, homosexual sex between men is illegal while sex between females is legal. And naturally there are no legal protections for same-sex couples, nor against discrimination in Ghana. Back in September, 2006, an LGBT rights conference scheduled to be held in Ghana was banned by the Ghanaian government.

A Change.org petition has been started asking The President of the United States Barack Obama, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Donald G. Teitelbaum, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, and U.S. State Department Johnnie Carson. We’ve also contacted the incredible International LGBT Rights organization, ALL OUT to see what else is being planned to stop the arrest and possible extermination of homosexuals in Ghana.

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4 Responses to “Immediate Arrest of All Homosexuals in Ghana”

  1. ~ July 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    The UN should be involved too, not solely the United States, as much as this information sickens me upon reading it, the US won’t be able to solve anything without the help of the UN. We are but one country- the UN was created to intervene with problems like this. I think people overestimate the power we hold as a nation. I’m sure President Obama and Secretary Clinton will make terrific and eloquent remarks on the issue, but without the legislation from the UN, or another international group of officials with the power to intervene, there is nothing the US can do alone. Petition the UN! There was a whole bill drawn up by the UN to prevent this and they made it their pergotive to uphold it- Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Call it into effect!

  2. Paul July 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Gays and lesbian is not our culture so i dont find this as a problem is a crime to be gay

  3. Kas Thomas October 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Ghana is a country God has chosen,and for this Ghana is free from catastrophies.Despite every sign shows that the world is coming to an end and sin dwells in many Ghanaians,God still loves this country and is our shield.The moment we completely turn away from God,there is going to be catastrophies.I suggest Ghana should therefore not listen to the calls of other countries or organisations to decide on homosexuality,it is absolutely not a Ghanaian culture and therefore must not be legalised in Ghana.

    • Jamie McGonnigal November 1, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

      Homosexuality is in EVERY culture. It is in every species. God creates man in his image, or so the Bible says. If that is true, then God creates gays and lesbians as well. You have been taught falsehoods. You have been taught lies for many years. I beg of you to think for yourself and realize that we do well to love one another – not hate, not judge and not condemn. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. That seems to be one of Jesus’ teachings which is so often ignored by Christians. If you are going to live by the Bible, you must live by every word – not just those that suit you. You must never eat shellfish. You must never wear clothing made from two different fabrics. Women must cover their skin at all times and if a child disobeys, you must put them to death. If you are a reasonable human being, you will soon realize that the Bible is a book with some good ideas to live by and some silly ideas which make no sense today.

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