Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has backed aspects of the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education preaches tolerance of different sexual orientations, ABC News can report.
Kwaku Baako contends that since Ghana as a country frowns on mob justice, there is the need to teach school children to appreciate the choices of people in the LGBT movement.
He believes orienting students to tolerate such lifestyles will prevent the occurrence of mob justice on these people.
Speaking on Newsfile on Saturday, the veteran journalist averred “you ought to preach this and inculcate in our kids because we are all against mob justice.”
He added that he cannot fathom why there seems to be a deliberate attempt by a section Ghanaians to totally demonize the CSE in order to invite public sentiments against it.
Kweku Baako is of the view that the CSE is not going to teach the school children to become gays, lesbians among others but rather it will teach them to be tolerant which is one of the values of the Ghanaian society.
“They are not being taught to become gays or emulate their character,” the Editor-In-Chief expressed.
Even though he describes the lifestyle of homosexuals as strange, the Editor-in-Chief insisted there is the need for the Ghanaian society to develop the spirit of tolerance to tolerate them.
He, therefore, described the controversy surrounding the CSE an a “non-issue”.
Government of Ghana, especially, Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education, National Council on Curriculum and Assessment has come under intense pressure over supposed plans to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools.
One of the goals of the CSE guidelines is to teach school children to “nurture positive attitudes” such as “open-mindedness”, the “concept of gender”, develop “non-judgmental attitudes” and “respecting gender differences.”
The Ministry has clarified that the policy is a draft document and will not be approved until it meets the desired standards of stakeholders and the Ghanaian society.