A leading member of the New Patriotic party has criticized civil society organizations CSOs and some religious leaders of refusing to speak against the Lesbian and Gay Movement being imposed on Ghana due to the fear of being refused visa to Europe and America and funding to operate their organizations.
A statement signed by Razak Kojo Opoku said some religious leaders and CSO operators have gone into hiding since the issue emerged and are refusing to even comment on it due to the fear of losing their livelihoods. He said some of them will be refused funding by the EU and other multinational institutions and will go hungry if they oppose the LGBTQI issues and their Visa to travel to Europe.
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“According to Franklin Cudjoe, IMANI is ever ready to accept *unconditional funding* from Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI) Groups, and use the LGBTQI unconditional funds to hold public officers accountable.
Franklin Cudjoe respectfully needs to ponder and think deep before he makes some of these reckless statements.
Franklin Cudjoe should understand that, unconditional funding from LGBTQI shall definitely compromise him, weaken his resistance against LGBTQI and make it extremely difficult to speak against, criticize, resist and condemn the act.
No one is judging the practitioners of LGBTQI, we are only condemning the acts and letting the LGBTQI Community understand that it is ILLEGAL under the laws of Ghana.
Clearly, most of the think tanks receive funding from Foreign Donors and Partners who are solidly behind the LGBTQI Community.
Franklin Cudjoe’s/IMANI’s loud silence against LGBTQI clearly indicates that perhaps IMANI is in full support of LGBTQI. If not, Franklin Cudjoe/IMANI should be bold enough to publicly disown LGBTQI Community, he should use the same energy he uses to advocate for good governance to denounce the LGBTQI campaign.
Holding Public Officers accountable also includes enforcement of the laws of the Country, such as laws against LGBTQI.
Most Bishops/Pastors and Religious Leaders are AFRAID to use their platforms to condemn LGBTQI simply because of the fear of being Refused Visas and lack of offertory from the Western world.