Ghana: Say No to Hateful Christian George Boateng
It deeply saddened me when George Boateng professes to be a Christian, yet he is unwilling to love his gay and lesbian neighbours. How can this man look at the words of Jesus “Love One Another” and “Do not Judge” and yet state that he is willing to place his gay neighbors in front of a firing squad.
The Lack of Knowledge
Mr. Boateng seems to have little understanding of homosexuals. Has he never considered that homosexuality has been around since the dawn of civilization. It has existed and exists today in every country. This is because some babies are born heterosexual and others are born gay.
It is NOT a choice. Who would choose to be persecuted?
I am a lesbian and a Christian. I knew that I was different around the age of eleven. I had no name for it, but I knew that I liked girls more than I like boys.
Mr. Boateng is NOT a Psychiatrist or Psychologist.
None of us are experts in certain areas. It is education, wisdom and a good heart that makes us research things that we little knowledge about. I think Mr. Boateng needs to research homosexuality on the world’s Psychiatric webpages. These societies in South Africa, the U.K, Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan etc – all have the following information about homosexuality.
“Homosexuality is not a disease, mental illness or perversion. It cannot be reversed or change and this confirms that it is NOT a choice.”
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/members/specialinterestgroups/gaylesbian/submissiontothecofe/psychiatryandlgbpeople.aspx (British Psychiatric Webpage)
www.apa.org/helpcenter/sexual-orientation.aspx (American Association of Psychologists)
Let’s Be Christian – Let’s be Fair
Hitler put to death around 6 millions Jews solely on their birth as Jews. Why would anyone want to persecute or kill gays solely on account of their birth. It seems that Mr. Boateng is willing to do this. I question how educated Mr. Boateng is because of these terrible statements.
Who is My Neighbour?
What I do share with Mr. Boateng is the desire to enter the Kingdom of God. How do we enter it? A lawyer asked Jesus this question and received the answer: “Love God, Love Neighbour, Love Self.”
The Story of the Good Samaritan
Now, the lawyer was aware that certain non-Jewish persons were unclean. If a Jew came into physical contact with a Samaritan, he/she had to go to the Temple for Purification.
So the lawyer asks Jesus, “Who is my neighbour.”
Wasn’t he astonished when Jesus tells a story of a man being beaten up and left for dead.
When Jesus mentions the first priest arriving on the scene, the lawyer is sure that he will help. But, he passes by and so does a second priest. Mr. Boateng, Jesus was showing that a priest or you can shout “I am a Christian or a devout Jew” but it is our words and actions that count.
Imagine the lawyer’s surprise when the most hated, the most unclean, the Samaritan takes care of the man.
The Samaritan will enter the kingdom – not because he was born a Samaritan – but because he loved his neighbour. In another passage of scripture, Jesus drinks from the same bowl as a Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus loves us all.
Good People of Ghana
Yes, a man laying with a man is an abomination in Leviticus, but there are also 90 other abominations – eating pork, wearing two different garments, cutting your hair and beard. This was written 3,500 years ago when little was known about medicine or sexuality.
When Paul mentions “unnatural lusts” He is addressing temple prostitution in Greece. In pagan fertility rituals, it was thought that the goddess welcome all kinds of sex – so heterosexual pagans had sex with the opposite sex and with the same sex. Heterosexuals having same-sex actions is “unnatural” for them.
In the Acts of the Apostles, it is written that “they will know we are Christians by our love.”
Homosexuals are born of heterosexual parents. When we persecute homosexuals we are persecuting the parents, too.
Please choose love over hatred; life over firing squads and tell Mr. Boateng that he needs to love.