A group calling itself LGBT+ Rights Ghana (lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) has hit hard at the Deputy Minister of Health, Alexander Abban for suggesting a holistic therapy for homosexuality.
Spotted by Thenewsgod.com, the whole attack was triggered by an attempt by the outfit of Mr. Alexander Abban to provide therapy for homosexuals in Ghana. In the news from Graphics online, The National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values told the media it will soon introduce a support system for individuals who wish to abandon their homosexual tendencies.
This initiative, however, didn’t go down well with the LGBT group in Ghana. They, however, took to their Facebook page to express their displeasure. They said:
“The Deputy Minister of Health, Alexander Abban joined Moses Foh-Amoaning’s anti-LGBTQ group, National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, to promote hate and discrimination against LGBTIs in Ghana, proposing a conversion therapy.
We simply ask,
What impact assessment did the minister do to see how homosexuality is a burden?
Is the minister saying LGBT Ghanaian not taxpayers?
What’s the health and social implications of adultery and when are they taking measures to curb it?”
Speaking at the launch of the World’s Congress for Families conference held in Accra on Tuesday, September 24, the executive secretary of the Coalition, Mr Moses Foh-Amoaning said though the coalition was already providing assistance to such individuals, it is hopeful that the introduction of a well-rounded system will provide these individuals with stability.
“The truth of the matter is, people say that it is a human right, it’s legally protected at the international covenants but the fact of the matter is lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and homosexual rights have not been guaranteed under any international covenant or international treaty; and not the international nations convention, not the United Nations declaration.
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“So, we look upon it as an abnormality and got to address it from the psychiatric, psychological, logical, medical, the counselling angle and the spiritual angle.
“So, we don’t hate any homosexual, on the contrary what we have done is to bring together expert psychologists, psychiatrists, from the biological angle, the counselors and all our spiritualists to develop a holistic sexual therapy system for dealing with this problem”, he said.
The Deputy Health Minister, Alexander Abban said the health implications of homosexuality are burden for the tax payer, saying the cost of the negative implications are borne by the citizenry.
He added that the constitution provides respect for human rights but those rights are properly qualified by what is human, and his conviction is that what is human must be natural and cannot, therefore, agree to what is not natural.