Homosexuals Are Not Sick People, Respect Their Human Rights – British High Commissioner To Ghana

On Wednesday May 20, 2015, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin was the guest on Starr Chat on Starr 103.5 FM hosted by Bola Ray.

He opened up to Bola Ray about his education, family values, his views about the Ghanaian government and the standard of education, VISA applications and many more.

According to him, homosexuals are not sick and urged Ghanaians to respect their human rights.

“I know it is not a popular view in Ghana…but I think it is about consensual relationships between adults. I think that sexual orientation is something that is natural and inborn in people, I don’t think that it is a choice they make and therefore I don’t see any basis for treating people differently or removing any right they have as full citizens.

“It is their natural innate preference and all these nonsense about changing people and curing people, I think that is totally misplaced. I think that in a free society and a democracy people have the right to express themselves and be who they really are,” Benjamin told Bola Ray, host of Starr Chat Wednesday on Starr 103.5FM.

His Excellency Mr Jon Benjamin

His Excellency Mr Jon Benjamin

He also denied reports that, the UK government intends cutting aid to Ghana if the country did not legalise gay marriages.

“In what way are we forcing Ghana to accept that…demonstrably not because economic corporation package with Ghana has continued regardless and increased in recent years but on other hand we are not going to accept any lectures about we should organise our society”.

Listen to his full interview



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