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GHANA: Christians March Against Gays

A coalition of Christian groups gathered in a southern Ghana city over the weekend to march against the so-called rise of homosexuality in African culture. Ghana is only the latest African nation to be swept by Christian-fueled anti-gay hatred.
Christians from various denominations including Heads of churches on Saturday took to the streets against the upsurge of homosexuality and lesbianism in Sekondi-Takoradi. The Western Regional Network of Churches organized the demonstration. Some placards carried by the demonstrators read, “Speak against Gayism”, “Avoid Gayism” and “Don’t do it, it is wrong”. The demonstrators converged at the Railway Park at Sekondi where Bishop Emmanuel Botwey, General Overseer of the Christian Faith Church, presented a petition to Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister. Bishop Botwey called on all arms of government to come out openly and condemn homosexuality. He said the practice was not acceptable religiously and culturally and should not be encouraged in the country.

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