- NDC is impressing on Christians to pray against moves to legalize homosexuality
- President Akufo-Addo has said the coalition pushing for the legalization of homosexuality in Ghana has not been strong
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling on Ghanaians to start praying against the possible legalization of homosexuality in the country.
President of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, was captured in an interview with Aljazeera stating that "Ghana is bound to legalize homosexuality" in the country.
Member of the party's communications team, Alex Kwaku is making a case for all believers in Christ to start organizing major prayer sessions against the legalization of same-sex marriages.
The president, in an interview with the television network, argued that although legalizing homosexuality is not a priority in the country, it is bound to happen just like elsewhere in the world.
“I don’t believe that in Ghana, so far, a sufficiently strong coalition has emerged which is having that impact on public opinion that will say: ‘Change it [the law], let’s then have a new paradigm in Ghana. I think it is something that is bound to happen like elsewhere in the world, they are activities of individuals or groups”, he said.
These comments by the president have seen religious groups like the Christian council come out strongly against any attempt to legalize homosexuality.
But the messages of the president saw the gay community in Ghana thanks, Nana Addo and also hint of embarking on a peace march to file a petition at the Flagstaff house.
Nana Addo's statement on Aljazeera has caused a stir in the country with religious groups responding with opposing views.
The Christian Council has argued that legalizing homosexuality has the potential of ripping off the family culture of Ghana and that same-sex marriage is a deadly threat to Ghana.
Ghana's conservative society has seen the gay community mostly silent and in hiding as cases of stigma and brutality abound. To this effect, members of the gay community often risk their lives moving out of the country to get married or freely live their lives.
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