Ghana National Catholic Youth Council (GHANCYC) has made public its support towards the Anti-LGBTQIA bill before the parliament.
GHANCYC, which represents Catholic youth in Ghana, has thrown its support behind its leadership, the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), on the current LGBTQIA+ brouhaha in the country.
In the statement, the Council promised it’s unflinching support to the Catholic Bishops in the passage of the bill to help promote Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values. They said, legalizing LGBTQIA+ was a threat to the basic unit of the society i.e. the family, and called for the support of all youth of the catholic church and the country in criminalizing it.
GHANCYC also called on individuals involved in these ‘abominable’ acts, but need help, to leave the practice and take advantage of the intervention/ treatment options for the Catholic Bishops wish to offer them. The youth council also pledged its support and readiness to help all especially those who are victims of this ‘sexual disorder’ and genuinely require psychological, medical or other interventions.
The Council called on individuals with large platforms to also educate the public. It advised that the media be circumspect in their reportage on the issue, always crosschecking information before publishing and to always promote peaceful coexistence of religious bodies in the country, citing the recent misrepresentation of the president of Catholic Bishops’ Conference submission on the issue.
Below is the statement.
By: Godwin Mbeidobi Bakantiche, Radio Angelus