In sharp contrast to their dead silence on the issues of Christian genocide and Islamization agenda of Islamist regimes that has been going on for years in Africa especially Nigeria, the EU and UN are always swift in reacting to LGBT+ issues and in most cases are explicit advocates and propagators of homosexuality in Africa. Worst still, the Christian genocide is rarely talked about in Western media, and so many people around the world never get to hear about it. Britain, US, Canada, France, Germany, the so called leading Christian nations, have not stamped their feet on the ground to say enough is enough or utilized the UN to curb the menace.
However, the EU & UN LGBT+ advocacy in Africa and around the world is getting out of hand. Several Ghanaian news media reported the opening of an LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc.) advocacy resource centre in Accra on 31st January 2021 with the EU and Australian diplomats and other delegates including the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana and the Danish Ambassador to Ghana in attendance. All high-profile individuals! In fact, the European Union expressed its support for the event and advertised its participation on its official Facebook page reiterating its support for all civil society organizations supporting LGBTQI+ groups. This shameful episode which occurred without approval of the government of Ghana consequently brought about a renewed national debate on the activities of LGBT+ persons in Ghana, with calls for such activities to be outlawed culminating in the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill that is expected to be signed into law.
AS expected, it is already all over the Western media that Ghana is on the verge of passing an anti-LGBT+ bill, the UN has already set up an expert committee to understudy the bill and make recommendations to its human rights council while the EU has responded with threats of sanctions and have also been in meetings deliberating on ways to scuttle the bill. While the EU, UN, US and their partners remain mute on Christian genocide in Nigeria, they have all relentlessly described and portrayed Ghana in unimaginably deeply stigmatizing language over a-yet-to-be-passed bill aimed at protecting its culture, religious institutions and family values. Over 3500 Christians have been killed in Nigeria since the beginning of this year alone, but the UN have not created an expert council on Nigeria, neither has the EU. The hypocritical bias of the Western world and UN against nations with strong conservative values in Africa, Europe and Asia is morally and ethically reprehensible.
It is against this backdrop that it has become paramount to encourage Ghana to remain resolute, act fast, pass the bill and have it signed into law. This bill whose object is to provide for proper human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values; proscribe LGBTQ+ and related activities; proscribe propaganda of advocacy for or promotion of LGBT+ and related activities; provide for the protection of and support for children, persons who are victims or accused of LGBT+ and related activities and other persons; and related matters should be supported by all right-thinking individuals and people of good will. It is a step in the right direction. LGBT+ activities do not accord with the sociocultural values of any ethnic group in Ghana.
The EU and UN must respect Ghana’s sovereignty and desist from undue interference. The right of states to self-determination is a peremptory rule of international customary law that recognizes the sovereignty of states and their power to make laws to protect their values and identity, provided that the laws do not infringe on fundamental human rights. Homosexuality is a sexual preference not a right. Moreover, among all the multi-religious faiths and various traditional and customary values across Ghana, an overwhelming consensus has been established on the position of the nation in utter rejection of the practices of and advocacy for the LGBT+ group in conformity with the customary law and tenets of faith and respect for public morality. LGBT+ activities no doubt threatens the concept of family and the associated value systems that are central to the social structure of all ethnic groups in Ghana and must be vehemently resisted. Ghana should go ahead with this legislation and have it speedily enacted in order to minimise the effect of unacceptable foreign influence. The EU and the West in general must end their attempts to impose their way of life on Africans.
Finally, while Ghana and other African nations in general do need financial assistance and aid from the EU and other development partners, we caution that they must not accept any aid with LGBT+ strings attached as such aids will ultimately destroy the very society they want to use the money to improve.