Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu, Catholic Bishop of Konongo-Mampong diocese, has requested the President of Ghana, His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to state clearly his position on the question of the LGBTQ+ discussions currently ongoing in the Ghanaian circles.
In a recently held press conference in Accra, during the state visit of the Vice President of the United States of America, Her Excellency, Kamala Harris, an American journalist asked a question on the issue of LGBTQ+ which has generated missed reactions by Ghanaians.
In an open letter to the President of Ghana, the former President of the Ghana Catholic Bishop’s Conference cited statements of President Akufo-Addo which seem to contradict President Akufo-Addo’s stands on the LGBTQ+ issue with his earlier submissions on the matter.
Bishop Osei-Bonsu was of the opinion that President Akufo-Addo “missed a fine opportunity to correct Kamala Harris on her understanding of human rights”, and that the President of Ghana “should have let her (Vice President Kamala Harris) know that in dealing with this Bill (Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values 2021), the Parliament of Ghana is not violating any human rights but affirming what is consistent with natural law and order.”
The Catholic Bishop of Konongo-Mampong diocese also advised President Akufo-Addo to “please let Karnala Harris know that the “gospel” of homosexuality that she and others in America are preaching to us in Africa is not accepted by all Americans. Let her finish converting those in America who do not accept that “gospel” before she comes to preach it here.”
Below is the full statement of the open letter to the President of Ghana by Bishop Joseph Osei-Bonsu.
Story: Radio Angelus News