The Akatsi South MP, Bernard Ahiafor has predicted that countries practicing LGBTQ+ will be extinct in the next five decades.
According to him, when God created humans he charged them to reproduce and fill the earth, therefore countries that have decided to go against the natural order will soon die out.
He made these comments whilst debating on the floor of parliament in favour of the passage of the anti- LGBTQ+ on July 5, 2023.
“Countries practicing LGBTQ+ activity, I give them 50 years by prophesy they will be extinct on earth. Most of those countries will no longer exist on earth, very soon they may even have to be taking labour force from countries not practicing LGBTQ+ activity and that is not the way we are to go,” he said.
He stressed that Ghana did not want to go on the same tangent as the rest of the world therefore his support for the passage of law.
Again, he added that he was also excited about the bill because the Promotion of Proper Human Right and Family Values was not in contradiction to any provision of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
“Mr Speaker look at the constitution, from article 12 is dedicated to fundamental human rights and you go through it, the bill if passed to law will never violate any provisions in our constitution,” he said.
The controversial LGBT bill is a private member’s bill that was presented to Speaker Alban Bagbin on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. It is being spearheaded by eight MPs.
The proponents want the promotion, advocacy, funding, and acts of homosexuality to be criminalised in the country.
Although the Bill is in Parliament, the LGBTQ+ conversation was reignited during US Vice President, Kamala Harris’ visit to Ghana.