Is Ghana the next Uganda?

Judging from this June, 2011 report, a safe prediction is that Ghana’s Parliament might soon follow the lead of Uganda in some manner. I have been observing a steady stream of articles from religious and political leaders calling for tougher restrictions on homosexuality. Click the link above to read some, and then consider this recent one calling on Christians to vote against any politician who proposes any law favorable to homosexuality. Also, listen to the interview on the page. One minister, a Dr. Marti, said that one reason that the British Empire fell was because of homosexuality. That minister called for clearer laws against homosexuality so that Ghana would lead the world against homosexuality. Apparently, the issue might become a campaign issue in the upcoming elections.

The situation does not seem to be as severe there as in Uganda, however, this politician warned last month that mob violence may occur. And this one openly called for interfering with rights of association for gays. Today, a Ghanaian leader called for new legislation.

Much of the rhetoric sounds like Uganda circa 2009.

More today (7/19/11) – Rev. Gideon Titi-Ofei & UK evangelist, Nana Owusu condemn homosexuality.

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  • Maazi NCO

    Judging from this June, 2011 report, a safe prediction is that Ghana’s Parliament might soon follow the lead of Uganda in some manner.

    I strongly doubt it. Unlike in Uganda, Ghanaians do not have to deal with several puppet NGOs— with funny sounding names— set up by Western hedonists to cause trouble. I will be slightly surprised if a new anti-sodomy law is enacted in Ghana. Having said that, the Ghanaian Parliament or courts will never legalize gayism. (In my personal experience, West Africans are far more conservative than East Africans and Southern Africans. Only North Africans surpass West Africans in being socially conservative).

  • anteros

    nauseating generalizations about west africans, east africans, southern africans, north africans coming from the consistently unreliable self-styled pan-african anti-gay expert himself.

  • Maazi NCO

    nauseating generalizations about west africans, east africans, southern africans, north africans coming from the consistently unreliable self-styled pan-african anti-gay expert himself.

    Ha, ha, ha…Unfortunately for you, these generalizations are largely correct ! And yes, I am a pan-Africanist and a well-travelled one at that. You should go around the continent to broaden your horizons. Visit West Africa—Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Togo, Ivory Coast, etc, etc.

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  • qwuasi

    I very much agree with you on west africans being more conservative than the other sub-regions except the north.

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