It is said that it is better to keep mute and be suspected of being an idiot than to speak out and remove all doubt. Some “respected” people in this country really need to shut up and stick to what they know instead of making statements that do nothing but make them lose respect that they probably never had in the first place. The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye instead of focusing on important issues like how to pass the Right To Information (RTI) Bill into law has decided to dedicate his time to talking about homos*xuals every chance he gets.
After threatening to resign if parliament as much as attempts to try and legalize homos*xuality in the country, he now sees himself as some kind of expert on the topic and says gay people are simply suffering from deformities and can be either cured with medication or prayed for. Foh Amoaning must be very proud of him. People have gone as far as comparing homos*xuality to paedophilia and bestiality and in order not to be out-done, the Speaker of Parliament has added kleptomania to the mix.
According to him, if someone is suffering from a deformity, the best thing to do is to find a cure for the person instead of advocating that it is the person’s human right to be deformed. Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana, Prof Mike Oquaye said: “I wouldn’t dispute that because deformity takes many forms- It can be mental deficiency, physical deficiency, psychological deficiency, whatever deficiency…”
“Very often we are lucky if we do not have deficiency in one glaring form or the other and that’s why I say if a person is found to be deficient, it cannot turn into a human right. Because psychotic inclinations are a deficiency, paedophile inclinations are a deficiency, kleptomaniac inclinations are a deficiency. And in fact, there are people who are like that. A person if all is well, why should he be a paedophile?”, he wondered.
He said that instead of gay people insisting on their “right to be deformed”, they should seek both medical and spiritual help. “So you treat it in medical forms – the medical way of treating it sometimes is by medication or if it’s a psychotic deficiency then it’s dealt with in terms of psychology and that’s why mental medicines tell that there is a way of treating people which is not by medication but by psychosis.”
Apart from thinking it is a deformity, he didn’t forget to add that it is also very evil, dangerous and against the principles of the Christian faith. “If it is spiritual, then we deal with it by way of prayers and other things that will take you out of that situation which you need to be redeemed. Let us treat it but don’t turn it into a human right.”