Rothmans is the CEO of Get Familiar GH, which organizes the popular Friday Friends club night in the capital city of Accra. Many people have been disgusted by this mob rule. Ghanian singer Efya expressed disgust over the attack on Twitter.
‘Ppl sitting on Twitter laughing..but u do the worse things undercover..!! It’s not right what they did ..!’ she wrote.
‘You can’t beat the Gay out of someone..!! U can’t..!!’
I just read that this video and the beating is forcing the police to arrest Salim the traitor! However, human righties lawyer, Kuukuwa Andam commented that she doubted there would be any prosecutions. She stated that in her five years of representing clients, some gays were prosecuted for “unnatural carnal knowledge” while offences against the LGBTI community are ignored. With this kind of injustice in Ghana, many LGBTI persons who are persecuted or beaten are unwilling to come forth to the authorities.
Almost Lynched Teens
In this same month (Feb. 2015) two teenage boys were discovered having sex with one another and were nearly lynched. It happened at a school. Again, it was mob rule. Teachers who tried to save the boys were threatened and their homes stoned. The boys who were having sex were arrested. I am not sure whether for committing a crime or for their own safety. I, hold Christian pastors/priests and parents responsible for such un-Christian behaviour.
GHANA – A Note from Ghana to Homosexuals: “Go Elsewhere” (2011): As you pass through immigration at Accra International Airport, before you reach the baggage claim, there is a sign which reads “Welcome!! Akwaaba!!” in large lettering at the top. The tone of the seemingly friendly sign changes abruptly, however, when you read the note highlighted in red below the greeting: “Ghana does not welcome paedophiles and other sexual deviants.” The sign then proceeds to assert that Ghana “imposes extremely harsh penalties on such sexually aberrant behavior,” and that if you happen to be one of these sexual deviants, then you should “go elsewhere” for “everybody’s good.” In Ghana, “sexually aberrant behavior” includes homosexuality, and for that matter any kind of sexuality other than heterosexuality. Homosexuality is socially and legally unacceptable in Ghana. It is lumped together with bestiality in Section 104 of Ghana’s criminal code, otherwise known as the “Unnatural Carnal Knowledge” law. The law defines unnatural carnal knowledge as “sexual intercourse with a person in an unnatural manner or with an animal.”