This not the time for any 'Holier-than-thou' attitude from any sector of society including the churches.
All over the world, the phenomenon has decimated many churches.
One such development is called the “Down-low” syndrome.
It is going to be very difficult for mothers who solely depend upon remittance from the shoe-shine son or the hustling daughter or even the rich young executive or politician son to be able to restrict him from doing what he wants, when he wants and with whom he wants.
On Father's Day, June 15th, 2008, Barack Obama, then only candidate for the U. presidential nomination, stood before a black congregation at a Chicago South Side church and delivered an important message that is very relevant to the Ghanaian society today.
It has been very difficult for me to comment on the stories of homosexuality that is prevailing in Ghana at the moment.
This is because I am ambivalent about the whole idea.
In a culture like the Ghanaian society, where members depend heavily on traditional family networks, society and often religious institutions, for financial and emotional support, the stigma associated with homosexuality is bound to lead to “down-low”.
They will be forced to go underground by leading normal “straight” lives including keeping girl friends and wives in the open whilst still practicing sex with men in the dark.Due to the stigma associated with homosexuality in many societies, these individuals are unable to openly come out and some avoid sharing this information even if they have female sexual partner(s).Being on the “down-low” is a closeted homosexuality or bisexuality.We are in a stage where, people want to be different, and there is a certain freedom in not playing by modern society's rules of self-identification; in not having to explain yourself, or your sexuality, to anyone and we cannot do anything about it.The second thing is to reclaim our traditional family heritage and rebuild our family support systems that served as a source of honor to members and future generations.This naturally leads to the tricky question of what we can collectively do about it.