Oh wow, nasty stuff.
A new policy against gay individuals in Ghana, and this is feeding the flames of religious intolerance by demanding that people inform on others so that they can "get rid of these people in the society."
An example of the level of intolerance being whipped up is shown in this article.
The first sentence being "Whatever human rights activists say, same sex relationship can never ever be natural."
As posted in my previous blog entry, what isn't natural about homosexuality? Other animals, including other primates, engage in same sex sexual relationships, some for part of their lives and other for the their duration. It is not unnatural.
"That is why this society should work towards making same sex relationship unacceptable. It perverts the body, which is the temple of God. “It is an abomination in the eyes of God, and also contributes to the growing rate of sexually-transmitted diseases,” Rev. Fred Deegbe, President of the Christian Council of Ghana, said at a press conference called by the council to draw attention to the dangers posed by same sex relationship."
Now, it may well be against the laws laid down by a deity, and certainly the calls for the religious groups in the region to take actions are likely to incite a religious vendetta, despite the claims of the final paragraph.
”The Chronicle hopes the authorities would not take advantage of the anti-homo sexual sentiments in society to pursue a witch-hunting agenda. We can pursue the cause of eliminating this society of the scourge of gay and lesbian activities, without being vindictive."
More detail of the situation and the actual statements made can be found here
I hope that the situation does not turn out to be as bad as it looks like it might at present.
Skeptical kinkster musing on whatever takes my fancy!