The President on Homosexuality; he said what he said.

See I’m going to keep this very simple because I know no matter how well I put this people are still going to find a reason to be offended.

There’s public outrage over an interview President Akufo-Addo granted in which he said that the conversation on the legalization of homosexuality was bound to happen. Read here Here

Now I understand your anger if this is a practice you’re against, especially if it’s one your religion forbids.

But the president response doesn’t in ANYWAY condone the act, in fact he maybe equally against it.

But he wasn’t voted into power to enforce his own personal beliefs on all of us, he was voted to represent ALL the citizens of the country irrespective of their beliefs and practices.

Which is why he gave an intellectual response, devoid of emotions to that question.

Because years in LAW school would have taught him about human rights and the realities of any minority group.

Legalization of anything doesn’t suggest that everyone agrees with it, it’s to protect the few who do; which is why there are still people in America against homosexuality and are free to be, so long as they don’t harm those who’re for it.

The law exist to protect ALL its citizens and not impose ones personal beliefs and views on another.

So the president’s response is what anyone who understands history, law and the realities of the world we live in today, would say.

History should teach us all that every minority, or group of people that feel oppressed, restricted etc will some day find their voice,strength and the balls to demand for equal treatment.

That’s just the way it is!

Twins.

Albinos.

Jews.

Women.

Black people.

Interracial couples.

At some point in our history these groups of people have been completely disregarded and some even KILLED for not being “normal”.

They’ve risen up and fought to be included.

The president didn’t condone homosexuality, he simply stated the FACT that at some point we’ll be forced to have this conversation, whether we want to or not; and it may not even be any time soon or even in our life time.

But we have to reach the mental capacity needed to have these debates.

Which is why I don’t think it’s fair to constantly pressurize African leaders to taking a stand on this.

Where we are now as a country, all these developed countries were several decades ago, so we shouldn’t be forced to run when we’re just learning how to WALK.

With that being said, your outrage isn’t going to change the fact that your friend,doctor,pastor (yep them too) lawyer etc is GAY.

Pretending they don’t exist doesn’t change the FACT that they do.

2 thoughts on “The President on Homosexuality; he said what he said.

  1. WELL SAID LYDIA!!!! THE HYPOCRACY IN OUR COUNTRY IS BECOMING SICKENING!!! FOR ME I ALSO THINK THE PROBLEM WITH MANY PEOPLE IS THE USE OF THE PHRASE”IT IS BOUND TO HAPPEN” BY THE PREZ. MANY PEOPLE HAVE INTERPRET IT TO MEAN AS THE PREZ INTENDING TO LEGALIZE IT SOON!!

  2. Dear Ms. Lydia,

    my fist time at your blog and loved it in every way.
    Ghanaians based in Belgium for now as student.
    Ok so my comment on this particular issues is, Is ok on human right ….. The same bible on this act against, gives humans the right to condone for your later damage.
    But from the link of speech from our President His Excellency Mr Nana Addo,
    I do understand him very well but I think it shouldn’t be something we dream of happening whether in comparison with other states or country.
    We all as humans are entitled to our own choices and acts apart from culture perspective
    Not from religion perspective.
    Also, Ghana is a beautiful Land with beautiful Culture and it people.
    Our history will never remain the past but something we look up to and OUR proud of.
    Thank you.

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