Edward Bamfo-Darko is a Ghanaian Pastor and Pharmacist residing in Germany.
The danger of Africa drifting into homosexual society looms over our heads. The Continent is embracing democracy and free society. The forces of democracy and free society are greater than religious and political rhetorics and reasoning.
Democracy and free society have its evils. And one of them is the choice it has to accept from pressure groups who happen to have the majority of the electorates or the power to choose the executive or the president and the legislature or the parliament.
The Ghanaian public, especially the religious and political groups, are outrageous at the recent admission by President Akuffo-Addo in an interview with Aljazeera that homosexuality “is bound to happen” in our society. The President did not say that he would permit it in his time, neither was he advocating it.
But the President was realistic. He is such an intelligent and thought-provoking person, whose sense of reasoning transcends time. He gave an example of Great Britain. This example should cause thinkers to draw a line of action to curb any such occurrence in future than just to attack his words.
Attacking what he said is as vogue and lazy approach to finding a way out of the real issues facing us in a modern time. The force of free democratic society is greater than arguments and protests or demonstrations by pro- or contra-persons in the society.
What those who are criticizing what he said should know is that Great Britain and Europeans have more christian values than Africans. European politicians and pastors are more God-fearing and have greater love for their citizens and congregants than their African counterparts. But the European societies have been overtaken by homosexuality.
Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, watched helplessly as her vote was not enough to avert the legalization of homosexuality in Germany. She is a daughter of a Protestant pastor. But as a person of high christian values and the head of the society, all that she hopelessly said, at the day German made a law to support same-sex marriage, was, “I believe in God’s creation, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman”.
Her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the sister party in government, the Christian Social Union (CSU) abhor the legalization of homosexuality, of course, they are Christian Political parties. But their dislike was not enough reason why they could hinder the legalization.
The noise making by religious and political groups in Ghana lacks knowledge and sense of reality. No religious and political force can offset the force of democracy and free society. If they have anything tangible to do now, it should be to bring the people closer together, they should stop the corruption at the political level and the extortion of money from the youth in the churches.
A political or religious group whose only line of action is public protest and biblical arguments or prayer lacks solution and is living in a land of Cinderella. Such group is not facing the reality of the time. Read more via Modern Ghana