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Don't treat homosexuality as fashion or a joke - Prof. Oquaye warns Ghanaians

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Fri, 11 May 2018 Source:

Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye has vehemently reiterated that the practice of same-sex relationships should not be revered as normal nor encouraged in the country.

Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye explained that the practice, which has dire health consequences such as sexually transmitted diseases especially HIV/AIDS on people who indulge in homosexuality, is not an issue that should be taken lightly.

“You know what, homosexuality has got very serious health consequences. If you were to go into a lot of these matters downloaded on the internet, among other things, you’d know that it is promotional of AIDS.”

Throwing more light on the issue, he said “God did not make the anus for external penetration. He made it for internal penetration outside. So when you force that situation in, you really do a lot of damage to the walls and you know the cracks encourage AIDS.”

United Kingdom's (UK) Prime Minister, Theresa May recently urged Commonwealth nations including Ghana to overhaul “outdated" anti-gay laws and said the U.K. "deeply regrets" its role in the legacy of violence and discrimination.

Madam May drew cheers and applause when she told delegates at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that "nobody should face discrimination or persecution because of who they are or who they love".

However, the Speaker of Parliament, strongly disagreeing with the assertion by UK’s Prime Minister questioned the motive behind the pressure from Western countries on African countries to legalize the act considered as forbidden by many on the continent.

“Why do they want to major in such irrelevant minors?” Prof Oquaye rhetorically asked Good Evening Ghana current affairs programme host, Paul Adom-Otchere, during an interview.

Prof Oquaye, in a bid to deter homosexuals in Ghana, said that LGBTQ community in the United States, for instance, have an upper hand over them in terms of easy access to medication. According to him, homosexuals in developed countries tend to live longer when they contract sexually transmitted diseases due to the good medical facilities.

Advising the Ghanaian youth especially against the practice, he said “It’s not a joke and the medical evidence is propene and for that matter, and we’ll like people to know that it is not our business.”

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