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Opinions of Saturday, 26 April 2014

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Re: Whom I Choose To Love Is Personal

Cogitating, although hesitantly, about whether or not I have to share a further view on homosexuality subsequent upon a recent statement issued by David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, I chanced on a publication on Ghanaweb titled, "Whom I Choose To Love Is Personal". This short article written by a fellow columnist, Isaac Kwame Batun, on Thursday 24 April 2014, is seeking not only for homosexuals to be left alone and in peace to pursue their love interests, but also, the public must be supportive of, and encourage, them. ? He argues that the world has come of age, where group views and interests must be accommodated. Therefore, to him and his colleague "batty boys", there should be no societal artificial impediments purposefully placed in their way to illegalize their sexual leanings. They must be granted same freedom as their counterpart straight persons when it comes to discussing issues involving sexism. ? I personally hold a dissenting view on legalizing homosexuality. Homosexuality in all its forms and shapes is a disease emanating from genetic disorder of some sort. This view is evidentially supported by the facts on the ground in our various localities and by many researches carried out by competent medical professionals or researchers. "Biological theories for explaining the causes of sexual orientation are more popular, and biological factors may involve a complex interplay of genetic factors and the early uterine environment. These factors, which may be related to the development of a heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or asexual orientation, include genes, prenatal hormones, and brain structure". ? Therefore, sanctioning homosexuality as sought by Isaac Kwame Batun and his Centre For Gay Rights International as though it is a perfect form of relationship between two consenting adults, regardless of their health condition, is sick. Now, the Western governments for the initial purpose of gaining more votes during elections have succumbed to the temptation of recognising homosexuality. They are encouraging them in schools, with the potential to influencing otherwise would-be straight guys to take after homosexuality. ? How then do we treat those with that genetic deformity that compels them to rather appreciate same sex if homosexuality becomes acceptable in society as also a perfect form of relationship or marriage? Some men, when seen, one can straight away tell from their speech, walks and physique that they are not normal – female in male’s skin. Yes, such people are born natural gays, genetically deformed and require treatment but which may never be forthcoming. We can understand these people but not those who think in their corrupted mind-sets that homosexuality is a fashion that has to be accepted and encouraged. ? With the underlying true story, even seeming homosexuals, based on their looks, can become straight persons. In the village of Abotanso in the Kumawu traditional area in the Ashanti region, there was a man who physically looked a woman. The way he speaks, his voice, walks, cross-dresses and other actions e.g. carrying a tray of fish on his head to sell as women do. However, he married and has children some of whom may be as old as sixty-five years. If he is still alive, as I haven’t seen him for the past forty years, then he is in his nineties. Even though he was named Adu, because of his naturally exhibited characters, many people of his age and above in Abotanso used to call him "Adu ben maa". It means, "Adu, although a male, he is a woman". ? If homosexuality had gained enough positive publicity and encouragement as it is now in the Western countries, I doubt very much Opanin Adu marrying and raising children. He would have become a total batty boy. If he had become a homo, although anathema in the Ghanaian society then, people could have sympathised with him because he was clearly a female imprisoned in a male’s skin. ? Today’s men and women clamouring to be recognised as gays are naturally not, but fashionably, yes. They should not be encouraged but be treated for their mental, moral and spiritual sickness. ? In bringing my views to an end, I may require my readers to note that David Cameron recently declared that Britain is a Christian country and that he upholds the Christian values. Yet, he is the same one who has spearheaded not only gay rights in Britain, but also, compelling other poor African countries to stringently adhere to the observance of such gay rights. Any country that depends on Britain for financial aid will lose out on such help should they refuse to respect gay rights. ? Does the bible not prohibit homosexuality, the cause of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? Where does he draw his Christian values from if not from the bible? How can you be a Christian when you intentionally enforce principles completely abhorred by the bible, or so to speak, God? ? Yes, there is separation of State from religion in Britain. Nonetheless, you should not aspire to implement policies contradictory to your Christian beliefs and scorned by majority of the people. ? Homosexuality is pure mental and genetic disease that should not be encouraged to spread like mid-Summer (Harmattan season) bush fire but rather be quenched through curing them and persuading people out of it. ? Rockson Adofo ? ? ? ?