Ghana cracks down on gays
Another lovely article I came across while working.
Ghana’s Western Region Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo MP has ordered the immediate arrest of all homosexuals in the country’s west.
Aidooo has tasked Ghana’s Bureau of National Investigations and security forces to round up the country’s gay population and has
called on landlords and tenants to inform on people they suspect of being homosexuals.
“All efforts are being made to get rid of these people in the society,” he said.
The move by the Minister follows months of campaigning by the Christian Council of Ghana which last week called on Ghanaians not
to vote for any politician who believes in the rights of homosexuals.
Muslims and Christians in the Western Region have been staging protests ever since a local media report claimed there were around
8000 homosexuals and lesbians in the district.
However, a lawyer at Kwame Nkrumah University, Ernest Kofi Abotsie, questioned the legality of the move.
Abotsie said laws outlawing “unnatural canal knowledge” in the Ghanaian criminal code were ambiguous and had not been defined to
mean homosexuality, and it was wrong for politicians to be telling police how to carry out their duties.
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OMG!! It's the modern day Saddam Hussein… Or was it Adolf Hitler that lead the Holocaust? I don't quite remember.
Isn't there enough people to put in prisons? Murderers, rapists…
I actually met people (at least not in real life) who think that those I mentioned aren't as bad as gay people. I just have no words for these people, they probably need professional help which I certainly cannot provide. With "normal" homophobes (not the extreme ones) you can at least argue their points (sometimes even reach results :cheers: ) but these crazy ones have no points to argue.
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This does actually lead me to think that places like Auschwitz (I hope I spelled that right) do actually have a purpose in the end… Although once used for such atrocities as the massacre in masses of the Jewish population, perhaps it could serve as a place in which to deal with homophobes... When you think about it, it would serve as an incentive to help stop the spread of such hatred, wouldn't it?