Accra, Nov. 4, GNA - The Rev. Godson King Akpalu, President of the Ghana Mental Health Association (GMHA) said on Friday that homosexual and lesbian perpetrators are mentally sick.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, he said the world today was faced with problems that invariably threw off natural laws. The issue of homosexuality and lesbianism was fast becoming a canker that the world wholistically needed to look at and addressed critically.
He said the practice was fast gaining grounds in communities and societies around the world ,especially in the so-called developed nations of the world.
It was also perceived to be practiced in local Ghanaian and African society, especially in some schools and societies where occultism was practiced, he said, adding however that it could only be practice d in the dark and would never see the light of day because of the sanctity of Ghanaian societal norms and practices.
“Suddenly, the world seems to have seen something \'right\' with the practice that our African culture and practice abhors so much, and now has seen the need to indulge our people, especially the youth to taste of the forbidden fruit," he said, adding that it was time for the nation and the world to come to the realization that something was very wrong.
He said, “As a Reverend Minister and one who attests to and upholds the principles of the Bible, I will look at this issue by posing two simple questions: How can a God-fearing country like Ghana give in to acts that will jeopardise our relationship with God and our neighbours? And how can we in the name of foreign aid from a Godless people flout the laws of God which we all abide by from our very existence?”
Rev. Akpalu noted that God created a woman for a man, and that procreation was a natural law God gave to a man and his wife. "After God’s creation of woman from the man and handing her over to him, God saw that all he had created was good”, he recited, and asked in rhetoric: “Is the world now seeing something wrong with God’s creation?”
He said those who practiced such acts abused the natural laws that God established. “Our question to those practicing this uncivilised act is whether they can reproduce out of this same sex relationship.There is the argument that same sex couples who need children may go to orphanages to adopt them. Whose children are they adopting, and will such children practice what their new found parents are practicing?”
The GMHA President said it was common knowledge that some of the men and boys who had fallen prey to such unnatural acts wore “pampers” to hold up the unnatural flow of fluid that gushes out from their anus , and asked whether this made the practice a natural one
He further asked whether the women and girls who practiced such criminal acts would have existed if their parents lived the same way.
He said given the opportunity, even mental patients would choose an opposite sex partner, emphasising that, “We as a nation cannot sell our birthright for a handful of meals and drag our posterity into curses and shame.”
Rev. Akpalu said the Ghana Mental Health Association will classify the perpetrators and supporters of these "dirty acts" as suffering severe mental problems and should be referred to a mental health facility for early treatment before suicide sets in.