The founder and leader of Heaven’s Gate Ministries, Prophet Nicholas Osei, popularly known as Kumchacha, in an interview with Onua FM has sparked controversy with his recent comments on the LGBTQ community in Ghana.
For Kumchacha, individuals who practice gay, lesbianism and cohorts have a mental disorder that requires medical attention. He argued that God created man and woman to be partners, not the other way around, and even animals prefer the opposite gender for sexual relations.
Kumchacha also expressed disappointment in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for not taking a clear stance on LGBTQ+ activities in Ghana, citing the bravery of former President Atta-Mill in opposing such practices.
“What Kumchacha, I am saying is that our father President Nana Akufo-Addo…I am saying he has disappointed Ghanaians, he has disappointed Ghanaians and I am saying it categorically because, in President Atta-Mill’s time, he was brave enough to say that, we won’t accept it, and I clap for him, he was a true Christian” He said.
“But for President Akufo Addo, the same issue has come to him more than 4 times, still he can’t tell them we don’t like it,” he added
President Akufo-Addo recently claimed that the anti-LGBTQI bill before parliament had been modified. He noted that even if the bill is passed, it would still need to be ratified by him. However, this claim has been disputed by Sam Nartey George, one of the MPs who sponsored the bill. The incident has reignited the debate around LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana and the need for mutual respect in expressing opinions.