The Speaker added that he will walk out of the House if there is any attempt to start a discussion on the issue in Parliament.
Prof. Oquaye, who has been a staunch critic of same-sex relationships said presiding over a debate in Parliament on the topic was contrary to his personal principles and Christian values.
“If [a discussion] should happen, just by way of conjecturing, I would leave. I would not preside over that. No; I would not preside over that and I would not be part of that. It would be a matter of serious principle, including my Christian ideals.”
“You know, I’ve told you; homosexuals, Ghanaians recognize them as also having rights like thieves. If anybody should bring such a thing in Parliament and I have to preside over that. I would rather resign that subscribe to these delusions.”
Likening Ghanaians’ perceptions of homosexuals to what they thought of thieves, Prof. Oquaye said same-sex relationships were created by Satan “to destroy God’s best formation, that is the human being.”
“Very very evil. Dangerous. The church cannot allow it. God loves the sinner but he hates sin. We love them, but we will treat them and get them out of that miserable situation,” he added.
Earlier in the year, Prof. Mike Oquaye said the House will not be coerced to pass any legislation that endorses gay rights.
Addressing a group of religious leaders who paid a courtesy call on him, Prof Oquaye insisted that the current crop of parliamentary leadership would not endorse an act that majority of Ghanaians abhor.
“If you tell me that a man must sleep with a man so as to show his human rights for Ghana, I can assure you that our Parliament is a real microscope of the rule of Ghana. Ghanaians do not support gay rights and nobody is going to make any law that will support this kind of thing.”
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