LGBTQI Rights Ghana, an advocacy group for the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) in Ghana, has accused the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of being selective on who to show sympathy and love.
According to the group, the selective nature of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference goes contrary to the Holy Bible.
This statement by the association comes after the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference added their voice to calls to close the LGBTQI office in Ghana.
The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference says the act is against the Ghanaian culture and that the Christian community will not condone the act.
Recently, the LGBTQ+ opened an office to serve as a safe haven for members of the community, a move which has been fiercely opposed by critics of the group including Foe Amoaning.
Critics of the LGBTQ have called on government to shut the office and prevent the group from holding any form of meeting in the office.
In an interview with host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive, Kaakyire Ofori Ayim, Executive Director for LGBTQI Rights Ghana, Alex Kofi Donkor, explained that the known or perceived sexual orientation of people should not be a reason for abuse
He noted that the Catholic Bishops’ Conference should rather advise the government to take care of people without discrimination.
Meanwhile, Private legal Practitioner, Lawyer Nana Obiri Boahene, has advised members of the LGBTQI to seek proper interpretation of unnatural carnal knowledge in court.
According to him, it will be in the best interest of the LGBTQ to seek proper interpretation of unnatural carnal knowledge in court to get in-depth knowledge and be guided by the interpretation.
“Even if the person is your wife, girlfriend, or husband the law will deal with you if you have unnatural carnal knowledge with the person. I will advise the LGBTQI to seek proper interpretation of unnatural carnal knowledge in court, this will make them aware whether or not what they are doing goes contrary to the laws of the land ”, he said.
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