Rev Owusu Bempah’s take on CSE good but shallow – Human Rights Activist

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Wisdom Eli Kojo Hammond

Rev Owusu Bempah’s question and posture regarding the CSE is flawed. In a post published on Ghanaweb, he said Nana Addo can’t propose CSEbecause the president does not have gay friends. As a human rights activist, I will continue to defend the defendable rights but it will not include CSE and the associated negative implications on our children and the future of this nation. 

Rev Owusu Bempah must know that, one needs not be a gay or lesbian or have them as his or her friends to defend their rights but a conviction that they deserve these rights and recognition. Not all human rights activists defend all rights as well. 

Action speaks louder than words. President Kufour in 2007 stopped a gay conference in Ghana. Prof. J.E.A. Mills, former president of Ghana spoke against “homosexual aid with strings”. The late president of Ghana rejected the UK’s threat to cut aid if he refuses to legalize homosexuality. Prof. Atta Mills said the UK could not impose its values on Ghana and he would never legalize homosexuality. This has been the position of Ghana and will forever be unless we have political leaders who decide took take the will of the people for granted

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Upon all these, this current government has gone for loans with strings attached in the name of development to harm our culture, nation, people and future. The writings are clear on the wall. Napo is championing the evil called Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and anyone he is working for is supporting it. 

“Founder and Leader of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah says under no circumstance will President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo propose to the country’s Education service to inculcate the now divisive Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) subject in the curricula.” Source: (GhanaWeb 28 April 2018)

If the above is true, let the president come and tell Ghanaians and not a reverend minister. The Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is more than just having or not having gay friends. As a human rights activist, a Christian,  a Ghanaian and a proud African, I have a personal conviction that, the attempt by this government and the Ministry of Education to force this thing called Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) on Ghanaians very unfortunate. 

Also Read: 8 God forbid dangers of Comprehensive Sexuality Education to your child

“Nana Addo has never associated himself with homosexuals and has no intention of doing that now or in the future.” Source: Ghanaweb

This is not true, Mr. Robert Jackson, the US ambassador to Ghana in April 2018 was optimistic that Ghana will legalize same-sex marriage in the next 10 years. This implies that the introduction of CSE into our curriculum is to prepare Ghana’s next generation to see nothing wrong with being gay, lesbian or engage in sex at an early age. This is a calculated attempt to prepare the minds of Ghana’s next generation of youth for this. They Know today’s’ youth and adults will reject it.If they win this battle, it will become the norm. 

“Speaking at the Global Evangelical Church’s 2018 SYNOD on the theme, “Effective Discipleship; The Cross and our Commitment,” the President assured that the church has no reason to be worried that his government will legalize the phenomenon in Ghana.” Source: (GhanaWeb, 9 August 2018)

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It is rather unfortunate that the man of God will think the millions of parents and Ghanaians of varied reputations who want to protect our good cultural values are ill-mannered. How can a man of God say this? Will he want Comprehensive Sexuality Education taught in the Sunday school of his church? 

Per the directive of the GES in its own document, children from age 5 are to be educated on their sexuality. This is a catch them young approach that will increase sexual promiscuity and introduce our children to sex so early in life.

The Ghanaian people have the right to protect the rights of their children. We do not want to copy and assimilate bad cultures and values into our society. Is this what the new curriculum means when it said our learners must become global citizens? No way. 

“The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said legalizing homosexuality is not something his government is considering. He said the social and cultural environment in the country does not give room for this to be done.” (Myjoyonline.com, Nov 2017)

This was Nana Addo in 2017, Speaking on Aljazeera’s Talk to Al Jazeera. He said that “At the moment, I don’t feel, I don’t see that in Ghana there is that strong current of opinion that is saying this is something we need to deal with. It is not so far a matter that is on the agenda,” 

This could be interpreted to mean, gradually we will get there. We as a people do not want to enjoy such human rights.

“I think the issue of same-sex marriage should not even be a topic for Ghanaians to discuss, simply because it is not part of our tradition, this is a taboo and it’s against our traditions as far as Ghanaian tradition is concerned.

“Our customs do not even permit us to see two males even playing together at certain points. It is not allowed. You and I know for sure that it’s a man and a woman who gave birth to us before we became who we are today”. This was The Chief of DodowaNene Teye Kwesi Okukurubuor Agyemang V in 2015. Source: (Joy News, 2015)

If the western ward is rejecting this same form of education, why should Ghana be accepting? The truth is that this government has taken some credit facility or loan or grant that requires them to push this evil into our society.

Rev Owusu Bempah, Nana Akuffo Addo as the president of Ghana cannot exempt himself from this mess because he is the leader of this nation and the decisions and actions of his ministers and appointees are those of his. 

Rev Owusu Bempah must focus on his calling if he cannot add his personal voice to the call by the Christians Council, The Islamic faith, and traditional leaders. Rev, please stop the politics, pray fervently to God for guidance on matters like this and receive God’s direction before you pollute us.

Very soon, the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSEwill be taught even in Sunday Schools in Ghana. Drop the CSE now!!!. It has found its way into cartoons our children watch on TV. You need an extra eye to see them. 


Source: Wisdom Eli Kojo Hammond |Human Rights Activist|Public Speaker| Budding Leadership & Research Expert |Educationist, Author & Blogger |Newsghana24.com

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