Supporters and allies of the President would stop at nothing to burden the country further through anti- social and unpatriotic acts. They have buried their inner convictions and have turned themselves surrogates of the administration defending immorality and irrationality.
We have kids, nephews, nieces etc and our focus should be on how we could prepare a more safer environment for them so that when they grow up and take their places in the administration of the country, they will not be saddled with unsurmountable difficulties. Our kids have become extremely sophisticated and aggressively, experiment with everything around them.
That is the damage facing this generation. Look at what the “Sakawa” phenomenon has done to some of our kids, use of illicit drugs and other social crimes. What President Akufo-Addo said on Al Jazeera, was an assurance to the western world of his preparedness to support same sex marriage if pressure is exerted on his administration. The statement was made to secure the support of the west.
Most leaders in the third world countries are under same pressure to accept this same sex marriage act. And the proposition and offer is that if they support legislation in their countries to allow same sex marriage or repeal their anti-gay laws they will, in return, support and fund them initially covertly and eventually publicly. Instead of out rightly rejecting homosexuality and spurning this proposition, President Akufo-Addo on Al Jazeera, refused to rule it out and as it stands now, has put the matter under consideration. Instead of him to say NO he assured them of his administration’s readiness to accept the practice if pressure is mounted on them.
On BBC’s “Hard talk” show in 2012, President Yoweri Museveni made similar reckless statement about the homosexual issue when he said “Homosexuals in small numbers have always existed on our part of Black Africa. They were never prosecuted. They were never discriminated”.
I know very well that those intellectuals, retired Judges and social commentators struggling to defend the President’s statement, followed how the Ugandan public and other African countries reacted to that childish statement by the Ugandan President. Civil Society Organizations, Pastors, Imams and the Catholic organization defied all odds and vigorously chastised the President. The external and internal pressure forced Museveni to reverse himself and signed the Anti- Homosexuality Bill in the full glare of the media. And this was the declaration he made “Homosexuality was Western-imposed. Before signing the law, he asked a team of top- notch Ugandan scientists to help him make an educated decision. Nigeria recently passed a law criminalising homosexuality and several other African countries have expressed the desire to criminalise the act.
Those who have contracted themselves to defend the statement by President Akufo-Addo, should find out how these LGBT groups operate and the mechanism they adopt to influence political leaders. They should also find out the list of past and present openly gay heads of States including Iceland Prime Minister Johanna. Her government passed same sex marriage legislation in 2010 which allowed her [Prime Minister] to marry her longtime partner Jonina Leosdottir while in office, Belgium Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel, Republic of Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar etc.
They should also read about James Buchanan and other US Presidents. We saw how Obama’s campaign got electrified following his endorsement of gay marriage and how the endorsement attracted LGBT donors with the help of gay celebrities and a network of high profile gay and lesbian supporters. And we saw what happened when Obama joined pop star Ricky Martin at that famous fundraiser. He received $1 million within 90 minutes after his endorsement of gay marriage. Ryan Murphy and his fiancé David Miller hosted a private $40,000 a- plate dinner for Obama at their los Angeles home. That is how powerful gays and lesbians are and that the danger President Akufo-Addo through his statement, has invited on us. These gays and lesbians have become so powerful and sophisticated to the extent that, they’ve infiltrated some Muslim- Majority countries including Indonesia etc who have become relatively tolerant to gay issues as long as gay people were discreet. LGBT groups have become more vocal in many countries in pursuit of equal rights. We must remain conservatives and react angrily and start to push them back. This wicked agenda of defending that reckless statement by the President will not help this society.
President Kufour, Prof Mills and President Mahama were emphatic on issue and vehemently rejected the call for its legalisation. And before these leaders openly expressed their inner convictions, the western world through their media houses including Al- Jazeera, s