Sonnie Badu, a gospel musician and priest, is the latest celebrity to weigh in on the contentious LGBTQ+ law, which has elicited a range of reactions from Ghanaians.

According to Sonnie Badu, if Western countries truly care about gays and are concerned about their well-being, they should issue all of them visas to visit them in their countries, allowing Ghana to maintain its anti-gay position.

“All the foreign countries that want to enforce that law should make asylum visas available so those who are practicing it will travel to all respective countries to live permanently, and also get better medication for diseases like HIV, and better Mens dross should they need it … ( 😜lol people go turn LGBT by force ) because life can be hell in Africa where basic human right privileges are denied; but on the serious note it will bring peace … lol,” he wrote.

He also noted that intelligence available to him shows that a lot of young men got introduced to this by some rich men who promised to help them.

According to him, most of the young men and women engage in LGBTQI related stuffs just to survive.

He believes that if the countries forcing Ghana to legalize LGBTQI grants members of the LGBTQI community in Ghana Visas that will enable them (LGBTQI community in Ghana) to stay in their country, there will be peace.

He stressed that there are more pressing issues in Ghana than this LGBTQI battle.

The Anti-LGBT Bill, which has generated a lot of discussions among Ghanaians, is currently before Parliament as the interested parties submit memos in that respect.

The Bill, among others, seeks to strengthen and augment existing legislation on the country’s penal code, which criminalizes consensual “unnatural carnal knowledge” with people over the age of 16 years and under section 104 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) as amended by Act 646 of 2003.

The bill is expected to ensure that people who engage in homosexual activity could be fined or jailed for three to five years.

The law would also make it a crime for anyone to identify as a lesbian, gay, transgender, transsexual, queer, pansexual or non-binary (LGBTQ+) and punish them by five years in prison. Besides, advocating for LGBQ+ rights would also be illegal under the bill, with activists facing five and ten years of jail sentences.



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