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Religion of Monday, 25 July 2011

Source: GNA

GMSA condemns homosexuality in Ghana

Wa, July 25,GNA - The Ghana Muslim Association of Ghana (GMSA) has condemned the recent spate of homosexuality in Ghana.

This was contained in a communique issued during the Association's second central committee meeting held in the Upper West Region at the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS). The communiqee said homosexuality had for some time now dominated th= e media landscape and the Association wished to add its own voice to the many opinions expressed so far regarding the practice.

The four page communiquee which was signed by Mohammed Bashir Habib, the National General Secretary of GMSA, stated clearly the position of the Association on the act of homosexuality.

The communiquee stated that in a purely Islamic perspective, same sex orientation or choice was unquestionably forbidden.

It further stated that Islam had even forbidden its members from engaging in anal sexual intercourse even with their own wives. The communiquee said the level of prohibition in Islam showed how horrible the Almighty Allah frowned upon homosexuality and the curse that followed it.

The communiquee said granting these homosexuals the freedom to carry out this immoral practice; society faced the threat of extinction as homosexuals could not procreate. The communiquee after stating the position of the Association recommended strong collaboration between all religious organisations in the country to support each other in the promotion of strong religious values, ethics and morality especially in schools without any form of discrimination.

It urged politicians , chiefs, pastors, imams and traditional leaders to speak vigorously against the practice and again discourage them from giving any form of support to people suspected to be gays or lesbians including those who spoke in favour of the evil practice. Again, those who engage young people in the practice by monetary inducement should be made to face the full rigours of the law. The communiquee which called on government to state its position on the matter pointed out that Muslims would be forced to join the call of the Christian Council of Ghana to vote any politician who supported the practice out of power.

The communiquee which entreated Muslim politicians to lead the crusade against homosexuality as a religious obligation also expressed disappointment over some comments made by Mr. Tsumasi Appiah, a Member of Parliament, regarding the concerns raised by the Christian Council of Ghana on homosexuals.