The flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Dr. Edward Mahama, revealed that his intentions towards homosexuals if he’s elected president is not to discriminate against them.
In his opinion, homosexuals have rights and must not be despised or judged by the public, especially the Christians. The doctor however, considers the act as unhealthy and a sin against God’s commandment.
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Mahama spoke during the Institute of Economic Affairs evening encounter with presidential candidates on Tuesday and he noted that as a Christian, he believes gay people are condemned by the Bible, but Christ teaches us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
“As a Christian I think homosexuality is condemned by the Bible, but as much as I disagree with their lifestyle as a Christian, Christ said we should love our neighbour as we love ourselves so I love them.
I have a very close friend whose son was a homosexual and I always looked at him and loved him inside me but the fact that he was doing the wrong thing for himself.”
The presidential candidate who is making a fifth attempt at the presidency quoted Apostle Paul in the bible who says that when we commit sexual sin it’s against our own body first. He stated further that on scientific bases, homosexuality is not a very healthy practice.
“And I tell lesbians and gays who come to me that it is not a very healthy sexual practice. If you enjoy it, do it, but you are taking the risk.”
“What I am saying is that it’s their right to do what they like with their body but I don’t endorse it and I think it’s wrong which is why I educate them. And that’s all I can do because I am not going to think for somebody,” Dr. Mahama said.