Parish Priest of Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra, Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell has urged Ghanaians not to harbour hate against homosexuals since there are recognized creations of God.
According to him, God does not hate homosexuals even though what they do is to his dislike. He added that homosexuals should not be condemned but prayed for.
In a conversation with Johnnie Hughes on TV3, Father Campbell commented on the LGBTQ situation in Ghana by stating that whether homosexuals or not, they were all created in the image of God. thus should not be treated with hate. He added that he was not in the position to judge people because of their preferred gender orientation but could only urge for love for all.
“So, Paul says every one of us is work of art. You read Psalm 8, it says God made us in his image and likeness.
“We are all made in the image and likeness of God and so, no matter who you are, you are a child of God.
“Whether you are a prostitute, whether you are a prisoner, everywhere I have gone I have given everybody hope, not who you are. Even condemned cells, people in firing squad, I didn’t condemn them, I didn’t condemn those young ladies at Cantonment, I didn’t say you are dirty. I never judge anybody, I am not there to judge, I am there to help you, I am there to encourage you.
Like those young ladies that came to church, they told me every Christmas they give gifts to the poor people, every Christmas they go to the Osu Children’s Home and other place s and they give gifts, this is from the prostitute and they go to church. Who am I to condemn them? I try to get them off the streets so I prayed with them. So the same to our dear brothers and sisters who are condemned, I will not condemn them. What they do is not right.
“Christ said love the sinner but hate the sin. That is what I do. I have time for everybody no matter who you are, I have time for you, I pray with you and encourage you, you are a child of God and God loves you.”
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“Ghanaians did not appreciate my hit song ‘Wo Fie” because they hate homosexuals”” – Transgender artiste, Angel Maxine cries
Transgender artiste, Angel Maxine has said the only reason Ghanaians did not appreciate her hit song “Wo Fie” was due to their collective hate for gays, lesbians and other homosexuals.
According to her, the song did not catch the dance of music-loving fans because it exposed the hate and animosity Ghanaians have for homosexuals and the deep-seated hostility between the citizenry and the LGBTQ community.
Born Maxwell Okyere Opoku, Angel Maxine released the “Wo Fie” track to put into proper perspective why the rights of the LGBTQ community in Ghana needed to be protected alongside why she felt Ghanaians had hate for homosexuals.
She has maintained that her song was a hit song but Ghanaians deliberately failed to appreciate and promote it because it spoke deeply about the LGBTQ situation and the discrimination thereof.
In an interview with Benjamin Akakpo on Joy News TV, the gay rights advocate stated that, despite the opposition she faces, she is unafraid to sing for her colleagues’ liberation. According to Maxine, her song gives the LGBTQ community hope and inspiration.
“… Well, it’s been well received, but you know they’ll still condemn it because it comes from a transgender person.” It’s bad because the transgender is telling them the truth. But for those who understand me and believe in me, I’ll say “Wo Fie” is the most popular song in Ghana. “Wo Fie” brings joy to the LGBTQ community, in my opinion. It reassures them that they are not alone. That is the beauty of the song “Wo Fie.”
The transgender’s song gained popularity after it featured prominent showbiz figures such as Sister Derby and One Luv Kubolor. Maxine emphasized in the song that effeminate men, also known as ‘kojobesia’ in Ghana, are present in almost every household, making it unfair for them to be discriminated against.
She also emphasized that lesbians and homosexuals can be found in every family and that it is not appropriate to judge and condemn their sexual preferences.
Meanwhile, parliament will be looking forward to debating on the Anti-LGBTQ Bill…weighing the pros and cons and finally deciding on whether to get it passed or not. Sam George has given Ghananains his words that he remains unshaken in his quest to see to the passing of the Bill with his source of energy drawn from the support Ghanaians have given him so far.
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