From Gay Star News:
Dr. Sekou Nkrumah, son of Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah, has spoken out against anti-gay laws and persecution of LGBTs in the West African nation.
Nkurmah said homosexuals should not be prosecuted. …
Currently Ghana has no explicit laws criminalizing homosexuality but a colonial era law banning ‘unnatural carnal knowledge’ has sometimes been applied to cases involving LGBT people and Nkrumah has called for the law to be clarified.
Nkurmah made the comments following Ghanaian Anglican Archbishop Yinkah Sarfo condemning comments by retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu that he would rather go to hell than a homophobic heaven.
‘Archbishop Tutu is respected in the Anglican Church and around the world but this time he has misfired and all Anglican Bishops from Africa, Asia and South America condemn his statement in no uncertain terms,’ Sarfo told Adom News.
For more information, read the full article in Gay Star News: “Son of Ghana independence leader says gays must be tolerated.”
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