It is very normal for humans to feel better when they act in their own free will with regards to what they feel like doing. It is uncommon to have people behaving contrary to how they were nurtured.
Ideally, people feel normal when they are allowed to react from their own intuition. Sexual orientation is one aspect of life that people are always interested in exploring for more other avenues of experiences.
When it comes to sexuality, it’s surprising that no one is taught how to go about sexual relations but as time goes on, one becomes conversant with it.
When the issue of sexuality is tackled, cultural settings can never be relegated unto the background because it forms an integral part of it. People practise sex based on their cultural definitions, standards and beliefs.
In Africa, it is predominantly absurd to have same sex relations. Our ancestors had no way practised it or taught us to do same. Africans, from time immemorial, have always seen homosexuality as an abominable act that must be entirely condemned.
The western world have always indicated the need to allow people to practise without any intimidation one’s sexual orientation. The issue of legalizing homosexuality have gained grounds in the western world with a lot of advocacies from high profiled personalities. Some renowned peeps have openly indicated their preparedness to push the homosexuality agenda. In their bid to make their impacts felt, some developed countries have once gone to the extent of adding certain conditions on their grant and loan facilities to African countries that include the promotion of LGBT related activities.
Some African presidents have been labelled tyrant and oppressors for openly making it clear that homosexuality is punishable by the laws of the land.
As Africans, most of us have always stood our grounds when it comes to the issue of legalizing homosexuality.
The only open secret available to us as Africans is that homosexuality is a very heinous crime that is very far from gaining total grounds on African soil anytime soon.
From your personal conviction, what is your candid opinion on this subject under review?
C. A. Asante
Ghana – W/A