Mass bathing in SHS could promote gayism – Muslim group

The Ahlusunna Wal Jamaa’a Muslim group in Ghana has condemned mass bathing in secondary schools.

Speaking at the World Congress of Families event in Accra, a leader of the group Sheik Salmon Mohammed Alhassan said such a system promotes unwanted behaviour including homosexuality and lesbianism.

“We say this is a girls’ school and so girls can be bathing in one bathhouse naked, they are all girls and so no problem. We sometimes say this is a boys’ school so boys can come into one big bathhouse and bath together they are looking at each other and we think it’s no problem. These are spots where negative tendencies can thrive so all of these things must be checked because at that time when they go to the secondary school that is when hormonal changes happen in them.”

In a related development, the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament Professor Mike Ocquaye says homosexuals need medical and spiritual help.

“Gay people are humans with deviant conduct who should either be treated medically or subjected to spiritual deliverance. The ideas, believes, norms and values that Ghanaians hold about Homosexuality still stronger,” the speaker stated at the maiden Speaker’s Breakfast meeting in Parliament, in Accra Wednesday.

He also noted no part of the Bible or Quran supports homosexuality.


“There is no chapter or verse in the bible or Quran that supports Homosexuality”.

Professor Ocquaye who is noted for the dislike for homosexuality, however, said gays must not be abused.

“Of course, it doesn’t mean they must be killed, it doesn’t mean your arm must be amputated. We don’t do any such thing here. We try to handle the matter; either we teach you medically, or we also handle it psychologically”.

The comments come in the wake of the discussion over the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education.

President Akufo-Addo has however assured his government will not allow any “inappropriate” content in the curriculum.


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