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What is this baloney about rights of homosexuals?

THE PAST days have witnessed some nauseating developments in the media with some groups of people calling themselves human rights advocates making noise about the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

And it appears advocacy groups want to intensify their campaign to call for de-criminalisation of evil deeds such as gayism, lesbianism and activities of bisexuals in Ghana.

One of such entities is Human Rights Watch, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that conducts research and advocacy on human rights.

The NGO, in spite of the non-compromising stance of the Ghanaian political leadership, civil society and many Ghanaians on gayism, wants the Government of Ghana to repeal laws that criminalise same-sex activity.

In its latest report, the advocacy group said Ghanaians who are Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, or Transgender (LGBT) suffer widespread discrimination and abuse and are virtually living as second-class citizens.

It is thus questioning the retention of section 104 of the Criminal Offences Act since that is thwarting efforts to protect the rights of members of the LGBT community.

“Having a law on the books that criminalises adult consensual same-sex conduct contributes to a climate in which LGBT people are frequently victims of violence and discrimination.

 “Homophobic statements by local and national government officials, traditional elders, and senior religious leaders foment discrimination and in some cases, incite violence,” said Wendy Isaack, LGBT rights researcher at Human Rights Watch.

It is indeed within the rights of the NGO to front for gays and bisexuals in the name of human rights.

But, for the information of Human Rights Watch and other advocacy groups scheming to push the political class to legalise an illegality, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Speaker of of Parliament, Prof. Mike Ocquaye have made it clear that homosexuality will never be legalised under their watch.

Ghanaians will literally lynch any leader who dares touch the Criminal Offenses Act to favour homosexuality in Ghana.

Therefore, all those human rights groups dreaming of fronting for LGBT’s should not only bow down their heads in shame, but face the reality that they will fail because the conscience of the nation will rise against them.

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