Last Updated on July 27, 2021 by MyGh.Online
The founder of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko is petitioning Ghana’s Parliament to pass a law that will incriminate adultery.
His call comes after he stated that the currently anti-LGBTI bill before parliament that is being championed by some seven members of Parliament is bogus.
In his view, the bill if passed into law will infringe on the fundamental human rights of these individuals.
It is due to this that he is also petitioning parliament to pass a law to incriminate adultery. Taking to his verified social media handle on Twitter, he wrote;
“Majority of Ghanaians are Christians. They believe in upholding Christian values. Adultery is a serious sin punishable by death (Lev. 20:10). I am therefore proposing a petition to Parliament for a Private Member’s Bill for a law against adultery, imposing stiff penalties.”
Some Ghanaians have shared their views about it and some of the reactions are;
@dtn_samuelRMFC – Leviticus 20:10 doesn’t preach against adultery At least if you want to lie, don’t use the Bible
@ShakesKwame – You don’t want them to pass the bill for LGTBQ simply because it’s their right and personal. So can we say an armed robber/fraud is also a personal choice?
@kofipapa99 – The twelve tribes of Israel were not born by one woman …..and God did not kill David but rather destroy Sodom
@illegalLuminary – Christians are not under the law of the old Testament; those laws were made for the Jews and Israelites.Christians are under the dispensation of Grace of Jesus Christ after his death and resurrection. Lev 20:10 is an alien law that cannot stand on the 4th Republican Constitution.
@deowap – Ghana is not a Christian state, hence not governed by Christian rules. Yet, we have a culture that defines our pattern of life. Our culture has kept us and makes our societies better than the west. LGBTQ+ is not only a religious problem; it’s a cultural one.
@KofiOwia – LGBT Bill isn’t being drafted with Christian values, its being drafted with human knowledge and conscience. Be smart