The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference(GCBC) is fighting the government over what it describes as a subtle attempt to introduce homosexuality and lesbianism in Ghanaian schools.
The President of the Bishops’ Conference(GCBC), Most Rev. Philip Naameh has revealed that attempts to introduce the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Ghanaian public schools raises an eyebrow.
Most Rev. Philip Naameh in an interview with Kumasi based Fox FM revealed that prior to designing the new curriculum, the Minister of Education Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh hinted to heads of churches in a meeting that some Western NGOs were scheming to infiltrate our educational sector with all manner of things on sex.
According to him, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh pledged government’s commitment towards resisting any such move.
He revealed that they are therefore taken aback by the turn of events despite the earlier promises from government.
“The Minister of Education called heads of churches to a meeting and said that some western NGOs are bringing all kinds of things to Ghana, but he (Minister of Education) and the government are not ready for that.
“They want to put this in the syllabus, and start teaching five (5) year olds about sex”.
In the view of Rev. Philip Naameh, the country is already battling with serious issues on morality and cannot afford to compound our problems by introducing our children to issues related to gay and lesbianism.
The Catholic Bishops Conference has vowed to resist the move and urged all well meaning Ghanaians to join the crusade and force goverment to rescind its decision.
“Some people are telling me the syllabus is a draft and therefore we will like to appeal to people like you and parents to reject it outright and to make noise about it because this is not for us.”
“It is a subtle way of introducing this gays and lesbianism thing into our children. We are already struggling to teach morality to our children at all levels in our schools and they want to bring this in. It is unacceptable.”
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