African bishop says that gays are the same as murderers

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A bishop has compared gay people to murderers as the President of Ghana suggested that homosexuality could be decriminalized one day. Nana Akufo-Addo, who became the country’s President in January, was asked in an interview with Al Jazeera about whether Ghana’s LGBT community should expect recognition. Currently homosexuality is considered a crime in Ghana and it is punishable with imprisonment. And President Akufo-Addo likened Ghanian society to the UK in the 1960s, before the decriminalisation of homosexuality. But speaking to the Accra-based Joy FM, Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Charles Palmer-Buckle, said that the 1992 constitution bans homosexuality and there are grounds for it because it is something Ghana’s society will never accept, he believes. “I don’t think people listened very carefully to the President before they jumped to a conclusion,” he added, saying that all people should have their rights protected even if they are murderers or homosexuals.

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