The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, is one of the fiercest opposers of the decriminalization of LGBT and its related activities in Ghana. After flooring the Kenyan BBC reporter Larry Madowo in an interview, Ghanaians credited the lawmaker as the protector and defender of the nation’s values. In fact, most Africans admired him because they believe the practice is atypical of Africa.
Larry’s attempt was to make Sam George choke on the anti-LGBT bill he has proposed. As of now, Alban Bagbin has declared that the committee responsible for the bill will be public, including voting. Meanwhile, “common sense and Ghanaian values will inform passage, constitutionally guaranteed rights will be respected”. Apparently, this shows where the Speaker stands.
Prior to this revelation by the Speaker of Parliament on the subject, foreign countries have devised strategies to make opposers condescend to the practice. According to allegations, the European countries have started denying visas to lawmakers who are behind the anti-LGBT bill.
Interestingly, the most current on the subject is what priests in Europe are saying about the subject.
Notably, Bishop Sarah has shared her sentiments on the welfare of the LBGT community in Ghana. According to her, passing the law will suffer the affected community intolerance and abuse from the general public.
She wrote “Ghana’s proposed anti- LGBT legislation is unacceptable and must be resisted. It would promote fear and intolerance, putting the freedom of so many people under threat. We are all loved equally by God. My prayers are with the LGBT community in Ghana at this time.”
As a counter to her expression, Sam George retweeted with the reply that “Dear @bishopSarahM, would you be kind enough to tell me what specifically In the Bill is unacceptable and must be resisted? Have you actually read the bill yourself? My thoughts & prayers are also with the many young boys who have been sexually exploited by some of your priests.”