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Religious leaders condemn UK PM for anti-gay aid cut threat

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The Catholic Church has condemned the threat by UK Prime Minister David Cameron for saying that countries that do not enforce legislation on gay rights will not be given assistance in the form of aid.

According to the church such threat equally violates the rights of poorer countries and defies the beauty of democracy.

The Metropolitan Arch-Bishop of Accra, Most Rev. Charles Palmer Buckle told Radio Ghana that the Catholic Church will not endorse gayism and all forms of immorality.

He asked government not to heed to such threat.

The Ameer and Missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Maulvi Wahab Adams has also described as pity the threat by UK’s David Cameron to stop giving aid to countries that do not recognise absolute rights of gays.
He said such a claim should remind African leaders of the need to be self reliant.

Maulvi Wahab Adams told Radio Ghana that the Ghanaian society frowns on homosexuality hence the need for the country to ignore such threats and focus on doing what is morally right.

Radio Ghana also spoke to the General Superintendent of The Assemblies of God Church, Rt.Rev. Yaw Frimpong – Manso and the Chairman of The Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Fred Degbe (Click Attached Audio)

Meanwhile, the moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey, has also in unequivocal terms condemned the British Prime Minister, David Cameron for his threat to cut aid to anti-gay countries.

Speaking to Citi FM, Professor Martey stated that the Government of Ghana must not adhere to the threat by the UK Prime Minister and must use this opportunity to wean itself from donor countries like Britain.

According to him, Mr. Cameron lacks global understanding of cultural values of people in the Commonwealth nations saying that the British PM should refrain from his “constitutional dictatorship”.

Professor Martey stated that the destiny of Ghana does not lie with the support of Britain and asked Ghanaian leaders to be “wise” and decline accepting any form of aid from foreign countries with conditions that would seek to plunge the future of Ghanaians into perpetual destruction.




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