President of the Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Naameh has denied saying Ghana could become an Islamic State if it recognized the rights of LGBTQI+ people.
He said such claims were false and attempts to cause disaffection for his person.
The revered Catholic Bishop who is also the Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale was reported to have told American Broadcaster, CNN that with the LGBTQ+ community largely made up of Christians, the population of Christians will reduce drastically in a few years time if homosexuality is recognized as a human right in Ghana.
He explained that because homosexuals will most likely be Christians, they will not be able to procreate, thereby reducing the population of Christians whiles Muslims will continue to procreate, growing more in numbers over the same period.
“Those promoting gays and lesbians are not going to have children at all, and within a short time nobody should be surprised that Muslims will become a majority in this country and declare it an Islamic State” Archbishop Philip Naameh told CNN.
However a statement issued on Monday “I wish to state categorically and for the avoidance of doubt that the said statement attributed to me is false and do not in any way reflect the actual content of the conversation”.
Rev. Naameh also said his position and that of the Catholic Church espoused on several media platforms and in tandem with the views of other religious groupings remain the fact that the practices of LGBTQ persons are alien to the Ghanaian Cultural and customary values.
The respected Cleric has accordingly asked the general public to disregard such media reports, saying they were calculated machinations to break the formidable Coalition in support of a bill currently before Parliament which seeks to criminalise the practices of LGBTQ.
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