The African nation of Ghana could soon see the enforcement of compulsory conversion therapy courses for its citizens who identify as being gay.
The so-called “gay cure” program which has been proposed by the local anti-LGBTI group, The National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values (NCPHSRFV) is described as a “counselling and reformation” that will, (according to the group), change their sexuality.
Speaking with local media, the group’s leader, Moses Foh-Amoaning, said that “400 men and women voluntarily surrendered themselves and registered with the coalition to undergo a sexual evangelism programme recently.”
Foh-Amoaning revealed that the coalition is now planning on opening a ‘Holistic Sexual Therapy Unit’ at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra which will also attempt to ‘cure’ gay people.
Foh-Amoaning added that there are also efforts to introduce a bill, titled ‘Who is on the Lord’s Side’, into the nations parliament, which he says will force people found to be gay or lesbian to undergo ‘treatment.’ “We will make our punishment corrective instead of punitive,” Foh-Amoaning concluded.