Bishops in Ghana condemn harrowing anti-LGBT+ bill for being too severe: ‘We must show love’

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02/04/2022

The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in Ghana said Friday (28 January) that the draft Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill is too “severe”. Ghanaian archbishop Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith pleaded for lawmakers to “review” the legislation that the church fears will be used as a warrant to “assault” queer Ghanaians. But such unprecedented assaults are already happening, LGBT+ activists warned to PinkNews. Rightify Ghana said that the bill, which would make it a crime to simply advocate for LGBT+ rights, has already incited a rise in homophobic violence. LGBT+ Ghanaians, the group said, are not simply living in a state of emergency – they are living in imminent danger.

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