"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Friday, November 4, 2011

No to Gay Rights in Ghana

No Gay Rights.
President John Atta Mills says Ghana's values are different from those in the United Kingdom.

Why are people frightened of freedom?
  • Repressing Gays somehow makes heterosexuals feel powerful.
  • On the other hand, Britain uses their money to bully other nations.

Ghana's President John Atta Mills has rejected the United Kingdom's threat to cut aid if he refuses to legalize homosexuality.

Atta Mills said the UK could not impose its values on Ghana and he would never legalize homosexuality.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said at the weekend that aid would be cut to countries which failed to respect gay rights, reports the BBC.

Uganda also rejected the threat, with an official accusing the UK of showing a "bullying mentality".
Most Africans argue that homosexuality violates their religious and cultural beliefs.

Atta Mills said Mr Cameron was entitled to his views, but he did not have the right to "direct to other sovereign nations as to what they should do".

He said Ghana's "societal norms" were different from those in the UK.

"I, as president, will never initiate or support any attempt to legalize homosexuality in Ghana," Mr Atta Mills said.

Ugandan presidential adviser John Nagenda said Mr Cameron was showing a "bullying mentality" and Ugandans would not tolerate being treated like "children".

"If they must take their money, so be it," Mr Nagenda said.

Ghana received bilateral aid from the UK of about £90m ($144m) during the last financial year, of which about £36m was as general budget support.

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