SEXUAL PERVERSIONHOMOSEXUALITY/LGBT ELDER DR KEN ABOAH ESQ. CONSULTANT UROLOGIST SENIOR LECTURER BARRISTER AT LAW MEMBER NEC
MALE AND FEMALE :GENESIS 1:27 • MALE AND FEMALE CREATED HE THEM
THE MAN GAUTHIER DESTENAY IS THE WIFE OF THE LUXEMBOURG PRIME MINISTER/ HEAD OF STATE
IMPACT OF GAY AND HIV AIDS • SINCE 1979 • 78 MILLION INFECTED • 35 MILLION DEAD • THOSE LIVING WITH HIV AIDS TODAY 36.7 MILLION WORLDWIDE • AFRICA 25.5MILLION
SEXUAL PERVERSION OR PARAPHILIA PERVERSION: is a type of human behavior that deviates from that which is understood to be orthodox or normal SEXUAL PERVERSION :sexual behaviors that are considered particularly abnormal, repulsive or obsessive .ANOTHER TERMINOLOGY IS PARAPHILIA
SIGMUND FREUD AUSTRIAN PSYCHOANALIST AND NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER
FREUD’S ESSAYS ON SEXUAL PERVERSION • THREE ESSAYS ON THE THEORY OF SEXUALITYTRIED to construct a bridge between the "perversions" and "normal" sexuality. Clinically explored "a richly diversified collection of erotic endowments and inclinations: hermaphroditism, pedophilia sodomy fetishism exhibitionism sadism masochism, coprophilia necrophilia • FREUD CONCLUDED THAT "ALL HUMANS ARE INNATELY PERVERSE"
TYPES OF PARAPHILIA OR SEXUAL PERVERSION :ROMANS 1:18-32 .ROM.614 LEV18:1-30 • Paedophilia • Sodomy • Fetishism • Exhibitionism and Formicophilia • Sadism and masochism, • Coprophilia • Necrophilia • Masturbation • Bestiality/Zoophilia • Voyeurism • Satyrism and Nymphomaniacs
HOMOSEXUALITY AND LGBT • ILLEGAL IN 74 COUNTRIES • CRIMINAL OFFENCE IN 72 COUNTRIES • PUNISHABLE BY DEATH IN 12 COUNTRIES
LGBT MOVEMENT • L=LESBIANS:SAME SEX FEMALE TO FEMALE • G=GAYS:SAME SEX MALE TO MALE • B= SAME SEX AND OPPOSITE SEX • T=TRANSGENDER: CHANGE OF SEX MALE TO FEMALE AND MALE TO FEMALE
TERMINOLOGIES IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS • “HOMO” for gays • “LESBY”/”LESBO” and “SUPII for lesbians. • “BATTY” or “BATTY BUAY/BWOY” (these are originally Jamaican terms for gays). • “ASHETU”, “LOTTOSA” and “MUSKI” (a variation of it is “mooski”) • LESBOBO, • “FOUR LEGS ON ONE BED.” • “LESBO” denotes a “serious” lesbian relationship, “DEARISM” is used for “lighter” or less serious relationships. • BOGGA SEX’ is anal sex
HOW MANY GAYS ARE IN GHANA? • According to Gayghana.com, a website for Ghanaian homosexuals, out of the 200,000 gays in Ghana,forming about one percent of the total population in Ghana, only 40,000 gays have registered at the website. Homosexuality is on the increase in Ghana despite police brutality against homosexuals who are arrested and brought to the police stations.
HOW MANY GAYS ARE IN THE WORLD? • HOW MANY GAYS ARE IN THE WORLD? • OVER 61,160,270 • ROUGHLY 10% OF THE WORLD POPULATION
MUSICIANS WHO ARE GAY/LGBT • ELTON JOHN • Ricky Martin • George Michael • Clay Aiken • Johnny Mathis • RuPaul • Robert Halford • Melissa Etheridge • Rufus Wainwright • Joan Jett
POLITICIANS WHO ARE GAY/LGBT • Sam Adams • David Gairns • William Fritzpatrick • Tim Barnett • Michael Brown • PRIME MINISTER OF LUXEMBOURG MARRIED TO A MALE PARTNER XAVIER BETTEL WIFE IS • Tim Brown • David Healey • Richard Barnes • Marco Biage • Ian Harvey • David Healy
PRIESTS WHO ARE GAY/LGBT • ANGLICAN PRIESTS • James Ferry (Metropolitan Community)Canadian • Robert Williams (Episcopal Church)(American) • Ellen Barrett (American) • Jeffrey Philip Hywel John(Current dean of ST.Albans) • CATHOLIC PRIESTS • Robert Earl Carter (American) • Robert Lentz (Russian) • Edmund Buczynski(American) • Gene Robinson (American) • Bernard Lynch (Americans)
CELEBRITIES • Zachary Quinto(Star Trek) • Neil Patrick Harris(How I Met Your Mother) • T.R. Knight(Grey’s Anatomy) • Sean Hayes(Will and Grace) • Rosie O’Donnell(Will and Grace) • Jane Lynch(Glee) • Ellen DeGeneres • Chely Wright • Jesse Tyler Ferguson(Modern Family) • LANCE Bass (N Sync)
UN HUMAN RIGHTS CODE To fall in line with the U.N declaration of human rights:1. We should remove from our statutes, all laws that can be interpreted as making homosexuality a crime. 2. Discrimination against someone for his or her sexual preferences should be made illegal where the sex is between two consenting adults. 3. Public attitudes should change. For instance, teachers in state schools shall not be allowed to teach hatred based on a person's sexual preferences.
POLITICAL RESPONSE • In February 2012, President Mills reiterated the Ghana Government.
WHERE DOES IT START FROM? • Feature Article of Thursday, 9 June 2011 • Columnist: Karikari, Isaac • Homosexuality in Ghana: Senior High Schools - The Real Hotspots? • OTHERS • INTERNET • FILMS • HOME • TOURISM • CONFINEMENT INSTITUTIONS eg PRISONS
WHAT DO HOMOSEXUALS DO? • ANAL SEX/RECTAL SEX • FAECAL SEX • URINE SEX:GOLDEN SHOWER • FELLATIO • PAEDOPHILIA • INSTRUMENTATION • FISTING • SADOMACHISM:TORTURE FOR SEXUAL SATISFACTION: SADISM & MASOCHISMO
WHAT DO HOMOSEXUALS DO? • ADVOCACY INCLUDING HOMOSEXUAL THEOLOGY • ADVERTYISEMENTS • SOCIAL MEDIA • MUSIC GROUPS/CHOIRS • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIPS AND CHURCHES • HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVITIES • OCCUPATION OF IMPORTANT POSITIONS IN SOCIETY • HUMANITARIAN WORK • POLITICS
WHAT DO HOMOSEXUALS DO/HOW THEY APPROACH • BRIGHT COLOURS LIKE WOMEN • GIFTS : VERY KIND • VERY FRIENDLY AND SHOW LOVE • AFFECTIONATE TOUCHES AND HUGGING • VERY SYMPATHETIC • LOVE FOR OBSCENITY AND PORNOGRAPHY • THEY WILL SACRIFICE TO TRAP YOU
WHY IS HOMOSEXUALITY WRONG? • BIBLICALLY • SPIRITUALLY • SOCIALLY • PSYCHOLOGICALLY • MEDICALLY WRONG • SCIENTIFICALLY • LEGALLY
BIBLICALLY WRONG • REBELLION AGAINST GOD GEN 1:27,2:18-25 ROMANS 1:32 • LEVITICUS 18:22 ABOMMINATION • ROMANS 1:26-27 SHAMEFUL • LEVITICUS 20:13 PUT TO DEATH • 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10 HOMOSEXUALITY WILL LEAD YOU TO HELL
HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE BIBLE • There are a number of direct references to homosexual activity in the Bible. • These almost exclusively concern male homosexuality . In the Hebrew Bible (more specifically, in Mosaic law), male homosexuality is identified as an "abomination". • In the New Testament, Paul of Tarsus condemns arsenokoitēs, which term is related to male homosexuality, but open to some interpretation, as either any male homosexual acts, or more specifically male homosexual prostitution. • Paul also makes a possible allusion to female homosexuality when he refers to "unnatural relations" between women in the Epistle to the Romans
OLD TESTAMENT • Leviticus 18 and 20 • Chapters 18 and 20 of Leviticus, which form part of the Holiness code, contain the following verses: • Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.LEVITICUS 18:22 KJV • If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.LEVITICUS 20:13 KJV
HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT • ROMANS 1 • VERSE 26: Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. (27) In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. • verse 27, "In the same way...", which is a comparative phrase, meaning that the women in verse 26 practiced unnatural relations in the same way that the men in verse 27 did, through homosexuality. • ”
HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT • I CORINTHIANS • Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, arsenokoitēs, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers, none of these will inherit the kingdom of God. And this is what some of you used to be. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-11) • The word ARSENOKOITĒS (ἀΡΣΕΝΟΚΟΊΤΗΣ) has challenged scholars for centuries, and has been variously rendered as "abusers of themselves with mankind" (KJV), "sodomites" (YLT), or "men who practice homosexuality." Greek ἄῤῥην / ἄρσην [arrhēn / • Greek has the word androkoitēs for this meaning. It is likely that arsenokoitēs is taken from the Septuagint (LXX) reading of Leviticus 20:13 where the root forms (Greek ἄῤῥην / ἄρσην [arrhēn / arsēn] and κοίτην [koitēn] both appear. • 1 TIMOTHY 1:9–10: • Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it legitimately. This means understanding that the law is laid down not for the innocent but for the lawless and disobedient, for the godless and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their father or mother, for murderers, fornicators, arsenokoitēs, slave traders, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me. 1 Timothy 1:8–10
SPIRITUALLY WRONG • MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME OUT OF HOMOSEXUALITY TESTIFY OF THE SPIRITUAL BONDAGE INVOLVED • MANY HAVE RECEIVED DELIVERANCE THROUGH THE POWER OF GOD • DESTROYS YOUR SOUL AND SPIRIT • SEPARATES YOU FROM GOD DUE TO DISOBEDIENCE • GOD CONDEMNS IT IN HIS WORD/IT IS AGAINST THE WORD OF GOD
SOCIALLY WRONG • DESTROYS MARRIAGE INSTITTUTION • DESTROYS FAMILY UNIT AND VALUES • PROMOTES PROMISCUITY AVERAGE OF 80-100 PARTNERS A YEAR
PSYCHOLOGICALLY WRONG • INSECURITY • DEPRESSION • SELF HATE • SUICIDE • VIOLENT DEATHS • MURDER
CRIMINAL SEXUAL OFFENCES IN GHANAIAN LAW ACT 554/ACT 29 • RAPE • INCEST • DEFILEMENT • HOMOSEXUALITY • BESTIALITY • PAEDOPHILES • PROSTITUTION • INDECENT WRITINGS IN PUBLIC PLACES • PORNOGRAPHY • INDECENT ADVERTISEMENTS
THE LAWS OF GHANA • Section 104 (1) (b) of the Criminal code state, “Whoever has an unnatural carnal knowledge of any person of 16 years or over with his consent is guilty of a misdemeanor,” while (1) (a) of the same code, which makes reference to sodomy, states, “whoever has unnatural carnal knowledge of any person of the age 16 or over without his consent shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of not less than five years and not more than 25 years.”
MEDICALLY WRONG • LEADING CAUSE OF STI’S IN THE WORLD INCLUDING HIV AIDS • PROCTITIS • INCONTINENCE OF STOOLS • INTESTINAL FLAGELLATES AND PARASITES • VIOLENT DEATHS • REDUCED LIFE SPAN OF 20 YEARS
GHANAIAN LAW • Under Ghanaian criminal law, same-sex sexual activity is illegal. • Chapter 6 of the Criminal Code, 1960, as amended by the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2003, provides: • Section 104. Unnatural Carnal Knowledge. • (1) Whoever has unnatural carnal knowledge — • (a) of any person of the age of sixteen years or over without his consent shall be guilty of a first degree felony and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of not less than five years and not more than twenty-five years; or • (b) of any person of sixteen years or over with his consent is guilty of a misdemeanour; or • (c) of any animal is guilty of a misdemeanour. • (2) Unnatural carnal knowledge is sexual intercourse with a person in an unnatural manner or with an animal. • Under Section 99, "unnatural carnal knowledge shall be deemed complete upon proof of the least degree of penetration”.
GHANAIAN LAW • According to Section 296 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which applies because of Section 1 of the Criminal Code, a misdemeanour is punishable by imprisonment for not more than three years. • Whilst the law may not be actively enforced, reports suggest that instances of persecution are widespread and common. • Application to women • In 2017, a well-known lawyer, John Ndebugri challenged views on the illegality of lesbianism under Ghanaian law. According to him, lesbianism, which is also homosexuality, does not involve penetration with a penis and therefore cannot be described as sexual intercourse or unnatural, based on section 104 of the Criminal Code.]He added: "females don't have [sic] penis. They cannot penetrate," in a story published by MyJoyOnline. • Application to heterosexuals • The law also applies to straight people who have anal or oral sexThoughthe state "does not concern itself with this" because it is their private life, causing allegations of hypocrisy.
CASE LAW • . By analogy, in Republic v. Atiso & Gligah, the Supreme Court held WRT “carnal knowledge” simpliciter, that “least degree of penetration” means anything that goes beyond what is generally referred to as “brushing.”
HEALTH PROBLEMS IN HOMOSEXUALS • High rates of psychiatric illnesses including depression, • Drug abuse, and • Suicide attempts • Debilitating health • Reduced life span (up to 20 years).
Homosexual Health • One study concludes that 56% of AIDS is found in 2% of the population, • As of June 2001, 64% of men with AIDS were men who have had sex with men. Bisexual men become a bridge for transmission of all these diseases to women and the rest of the population according to Center For Disease Control. In one CDC study 17% of homosexual men had sex with men and women. Seven percent were HIV positive.
MEDICAL SCIENCE AND HOMOSEXUALITY • METHODS OF REPRODUCTION:IN VITRO FERTILISATION AND SURROGACY
MEDICINE GENETICS • Evan S. Balaban, a neurobiologist at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, noted that “ In recent years, researchers and the media have proclaimed the “discovery” of genes linked to alcoholism and mental illness as well as to homosexuality. None of the claims...has been confirmed” (as quoted in Horgan, 1995).
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN HOMOSEXUALS AND HETEROSEXUAL FEMALES • BRAIN AND FINGERPRINTS OF GAYS SIMILAR TO THAT OF HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN BUT DIFFERS FROM HETEROSEXUAL MEN.
HUMAN GENOME PROJECT • The human X and Y chromosomes (the two “sex” chromosomes) have been completely sequenced. Thanks to work carried out by labs all across the globe, we know that the X chromosome contains 153 million base pairs, and harbors a total of 1168 genes (see NCBI, 2004). The National Center for Biotechnology Information reports that the Y chromosome—which is much smaller—contains “only” 50 million base pairs, and is estimated to contain a mere 251 genes. • NO GENES FOUND RELATED TO HOMOSEXUALS.
SIMON LE VAY • Simon LeVay—Brain Differences • The first “significant” published study that indicated a possible biological role for homosexuality came from Simon LeVay, who was then at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California. In 1991, Dr. LeVay reported subtle differences between the brains of homosexual and heterosexual men (1991). LeVay measured a particular region of the brain (the interstitial nuclei of the anterior hypothalamus—INAH) in postmortem tissue of three distinct groups: (1) women; (2) men who were presumed to be heterosexual; (3) and homosexual
LeVAYS FINDINGS • LeVay’s Reported Findings • LeVay reported that clusters of these neurons (INAH) in homosexual men were the same size as clusters in women, both of which were significantly smaller than clusters in heterosexual men. LeVay reported that the nuclei in INAH 3 were “more than twice as large in the heterosexual men as in the women. It was also, however, more than twice as large in the heterosexual men as in the homosexual men” (1991, 253:1034). This difference was interpreted as strong evidence of a biological link to homosexuality. LeVay’s assumption was that homosexual urges can be biologically based—so long as cluster size is accepted as being genetically determined.