Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam, on Monday called on all and sundry to desist from accepting homosexual practices which might attract and bring destruction to the nation.
“Our country is on track for creating a better society, better living standards and better quality of lives devoid of poverty and illiteracy for its citizenry if we reject this undignified and immoral act that it’s not even practiced by animals in the jungle,” he said.
Sheikh Sharubutu, who made the call in a statement issued in Accra to condemn homosexuality in the country, stated that Islam forbids homosexualism, regarding it as a great sin. In a society under Islamic law, [those who practice such acts] would be severely punished”.
The National Chief Imam said Ghanaians in their adherent to the rule of law, provisions of the Constitution and desire for national peace, unity and development, had made the people a family, irrespective of colour, religions and ethnicity.
He noted that “Although the Ghanaian society and culture is very liberal in many areas, we command humble, dignified and decent lives and cultures and that is why our constitution talks about the dignity of all persons as “inviolable.
“In as much as we strive in our quest for perpetual peace and development to attain heights in developmental projects, we should not allow or tolerate the infiltrations of foreign cultures into our sacred societies.
“A family is a crucial and important element in the fabric of our society and the destruction of a family amounts to the destruction of a community and the destruction of a community amounts to the destruction of a nation,” he maintained, adding that “may the Merciful God forbid that from happening in Ghana”.