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General News of Thursday, 19 December 2019


There’s no gay gene, nobody is born gay – Foh-Amoaning

Moses Foh-Amoaning Moses Foh-Amoaning

Nobody is ever born gay and there is no gene that makes some people gay, the Moses Foh-Amoaning-led National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values has said, describing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Inter-sex (LGBTQI) community as people who need medical treatment.

Adducing evidence to buttress the group’s assertions, it cited the research findings of a Human Genome Project (HGP) which indicated that out of the about 26,170 genes that govern humanity, not a single gay gene has been identified.

“So, nobody was born gay and even if such a gene is found, it’s is an abnormality just as the hermaphrodite gene and albinism; they are defective genes and several treatments have come out which can help rectify such conditions,” Executive Secretary Foh-Amoaning stated when he spoke at the Second National Dialogue Series which was held in Accra on the theme: ‘Eliciting a Comprehensive National/Inter Africanist Response to the LGBTQ Phenomenon: The Ghanaian Case Study’.

In June this year, an LGBTQI advocate, Alex Donkor, said gays had no choice in their homosexuality, arguing that it is as natural as being heterosexual.

Speaking on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class 91.3FM on Monday, 24 June 2019, Mr Donkor told show host Benjamin Akakpo, after a listener had sent a message into the show likening homosexuality to kleptomania, that: “Growing up, I have always felt this feeling and it is because I’m in a society where I’m told that it is wrong, it is wrong, it is wrong, so, I had the opportunity to research about it and find out why it’s so, and by researching about it I found out a homosexual is a male who is sexually, romantically and physically attracted to a person of the same sex.

“The same way a heterosexual is physically, romantically attracted to the opposite sex.”

Mr Donkor also explained that likening homosexuality to kleptomania was unfortunate and that people who are gay did not choose to be gay but rather, it is natural and innate.

“I’m not sure anybody chose this for themselves and, so, I, sitting here, never chose that for myself and so for someone to associate my sexuality to kleptomania is just unfortunate but this is me and it is as natural as heterosexual.

“I’m sorry but there’s nothing wrong with being homosexual because it’s a natural feeling and it is innate. This is me and it is as natural as a heterosexual. There's no way I can change the colour of my skin. Telling me to change my sexual orientation is like telling me to probably go and bleach my skin or something which is impossible. It is a part of me and it is natural and it is innate.”

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