HOMOSEXUALITY, CHRISTIANITY AND GHANA
Seriously, I thought education was supposed to make human beings more enlightened. Well, apparently trying to make assumptions concerning the fact that something will have the same effect on everybody who comes into contact with it is rather a little absurd. Clearly, there are people out there who would allow education to be beneficial to them only in the area of their career and they choose to remain illiterates in the area of basic moral values. It is just unfathomable how educated people would even try to DEFEND homosexuality. This is a mystery to me.
Here we are as Ghanaians, claiming we are free from any form of oppression since Kwame Nkrumah and his gang of hardcore revolutionary minded young men, fought for the independence of this country, yet there is a surge of mental bondage these days than ever before. People are still enslaved in their thoughts to the white man and his ways. Just like the slave trade era, the most inhuman offence was not committed by the white men, but rather the greedy and selfish chiefs who sold their own people for ‘next-to-nothing’ goods. They were the most inhuman people, the chiefs, their accomplices and the whole pack of them. If you would look at this critically, you would realize that in those days the chiefs were regarded as the very elite in the society and also they were esteemed as the repository of knowledge and wisdom. So it is little wonder that the very elite and well-educated amongst us nowadays, are leading the movement for the legalization of homosexuality. When people who should know better act like they don’t, and it’s probably because they don’t, it spells doom for the entire country. ‘oh, because some European countries have done it, it’ll be okay for us to do same’- this is such an uneducated statement which exhibits such little respect for the culture of this country. Even in the traditional setting of Ghana, where several inhuman practices were encouraged, there is a strong dislike for homosexuality and lesbianism. My argument is, since human beings have the privilege of a freewill, there is a great possibility we may sway from the default setting of the creator. In the light of this, lets study the other creatures deprived of the privilege of a freewill then we can see the default setting of sexuality amongst mammals. Since it isn’t proven that homosexuality exists amongst animals, we are clear on the creator’s default setting on mammal (human beings and animals) sexuality.
The beauty of literature, affords everybody the opportunity to interpret a piece of writing to the best of his understanding. Though this is true, it does not eliminate the existence of the absolute truth or the perfect intended meaning the writer wanted to put across. I say this because, I read an article in one of the weeklies that defended the homosexuality using the bible. I mean the writer actually used certain portions of the bible to defend this most abominable act. It’s a shame though. If there is anything I am sure the bible takes a very bold position against, it is sexual immorality and specifically, homosexuality. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is one of such isolated instances in the bible. In the book of 1st Corinthians 6:9, the bible states categorically that homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God. So, concerning the stance of the bible on the issue of homosexuality, it is clear and I am more sure of that than I am of the position of the sun at noon. The big question remains, then why are certain ‘reverend’ ministers of the word of God, officiating gay marriages in certain European countries?? Amazingly, I don’t have the answer to this question but I can only make certain assumptions. It is either they are lying to their congregation and the society about what the bible says concerning this issue or the bible is rather telling us a lie and the onus falls on such distinguished men to CORRECT the bible. Trust me, the latter is extremely outrageous and the former more likely. If there is anything I can say about how God feels about the issue of homosexuality, then it would be that God hates homosexuality but he loves homosexuals just like any other human being. Note; this is built on the ideology that God hates sin but loves sinners, and that’s why he came to die on the cross for all, so that we would not remain in that sinful state.
At the frontline of the battle for the acceptance of homosexuality in the society is a pack of atheists. Richard Dawkins, regarded as one of the most notorious atheists in the world, says in his defense of atheism that he just can’t come to terms with the fact that a god who created this wonderful universe in majesty, would concern himself with what human beings did with their genitals. This paraphrased statement actually rolled off the tongue of an intellectual, a professor, for that matter. The intentional blindness to the existence of God, births immorality. And this is a typical example of it. Anyway, I believe gay people deserve as many rights and privileges as any other person in this country. This means I am strongly opposed to violence against homosexuals. I don’t mind sitting next to a homosexual in a bus, but I won’t tolerate homosexuality being accepted as a norm in my community, because even a 7 year old can see that there is something wrong with the picture above.