Feature Article of Monday, 4 February 2013

Columnist: Dake, Selorm Kofi

On Gays & Marriage

Dear BBC Editor,

I have keenly been following the debate on gays & lesbians within the contexts of marriage and human rights over the world as did on your network this morning.

I have been concerned about how the global media-scape has been inundated in recent times by the debates for and against gay rights and gay marriages but I believe it is time for me to make my views known on this highly controversial issue.

This same issue overshadowed the vetting of the new Minister of Women, Children & Social Protection in Ghana last week.

As an African, the fundamental issue about gay & lesbians is that it threatens the very core of human existence-the family unit. No one would have been here living if indeed our predecessors or ancestors took to being gays and lesbians. So that is the crux of the matter: such a practice threatens the very foundation of our human survival and procreation. That is where we need to focus our debate. It is even more shameful for people who willingly refuse to procreate being allowed to adopt the very children they don't want to have by the natural order.

If Britain was established on the core values of Christianity as I know it, then it must stand up to protect its society from this immoral social cancer. The work of John Wesley et al can't be and should not be in vain. I urge the Honourable MPs to vote overwhelmingly AGAINST any such bill that will be forwarded to the House as their moral duty of protecting the foundation of the British society and their future generations.

No one is against the fundamental human rights of anybody, because those rights are guaranteed for all. So in essence, there can only be human rights for ALL but not GAY rights.

I hope the global Christian community and all discerning nations will proscribe such abhorant gay practice.

There is nothing gay about being gay and it is long overdue its proponents are boldly told in the face that they are wrong!

Selorm Kofi Dake,

Accra, Ghana. 2010 British Chevening Scholar.