A Ghanaian Catholic Priest has argued that LGBTQI+ are not rights but deviant sexual behaviours that must not be entertained in the West African country.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Abbey-Quaye in a 14-page opinion piece made available to newswatchgh.com said LGBTQI+ are deviant sexual behaviours that must be “corrected quickly with a legislation such as what the current bill before Parliament is seeking to do before its subtle influence erode every moral, cultural and religious sensibilities that we have built as a people over all these years.”
According to him, pieces of evidence stand to reason that “the health implications of LGBTQI+ activities are huge and therefore, it is prudent that measures be put in place to forestall these as much as possible.”
“It is based on this that I posit that the proposed bill is timely and those who are advocating LGBTQI+ activities should also try to avert their minds to the expert medical advice and health complications regarding such activities and not only be overly concerned about rights,” Fr. Abbey-Quaye stated in his opinion piece shared with Newswatchgh.com.
On the position of the 18- member pro- LGBTQI+ Advocacy Group, he described their stand as wrong, arguing that “There does not seem to be an end in sight regarding the activities of the LGBTQI+ community.”
“In effect, LGBTQI+ is just a part of a larger amalgam of perverse sexual orientations which as of today stands at LGBTQQIP2SAA+, meaning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit (2S) androgynous and asexual,” he argued.
Fr. Abbey-Quaye, who was a former Assistant Secretary-General of the National Catholic Secretariat in Accra averred “The + (plus) in the abbreviation is an indicator that the promoters of the LGBTQI+ sexuality intend to add more deviant sex lifestyles and there is no end in sight in the foreseeable future.”
He, therefore, believed that an unending amalgamation of deviant sexual behaviours is an absurdity and can never be a right.
However, he noted in the 14-page opinion piece that he does not subscribe to any threats, verbal attacks and or physical assaults on anybody, not least the members of the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana or the members of the Pro-LGBTQI+ Coalition neither do I ascribe to the subtle attempts being made by some Western countries and development partners to influence our lawmakers and those who support the bill to back down, through, for example, visa denials.