I Don’t See The Issue With LGBTQI+, Allow Them To Enjoy Themselves – NPP Chairman Freddie Blay
Freddie Blay, the Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has advised that the gays and lesbians in the country should be left to do their own thing.
Commenting on the matter of LGBTQI+ in the country, he stated that he is not attracted to men and doesn’t subscribe to gayism however, he cares less about anyone who wants to be gay or have amorous relations with the same gender.
He said on the Accra-based Asaase Radio that he doesn’t see the fuss about the whole thing, and he believes there is some level of hypocrisy about the issue.
“In this case, I’m expressing my own opinion on the matter, I don’t subscribe to gayism as a choice because I’m not attracted to men. But I don’t want to go into people’s bedrooms, I don’t want to see what they are doing. If you want to be gay, then it should be their own problem.
I won’t go ahead to be a persecutor of those who wants to be together as man and man or woman and woman. I think there is too much hypocrisy about it and we’ve been excited, emotions have been excited over it to the extent that we are not sober. I honestly don’t see the hulabalu about it, we should allow them,”
Some Parliamentary members and Sam George introduced a private members bill to prohibit LGBTQI+ and related activities.
When passed, the bill will render LGBTQI+ and related acts illegal in Ghana, limiting the rights of those who engage in them.
When Parliament is ready to vote on the law, the Church and the Islamic community have declared they will support it wholeheartedly and want the vote to be held in public.
Advocates for LGBTQI+ rights, on the other hand, believe the bill should be struck down because it violates the rights of members of their community.