The Ghanaian Member of Parliament Mr. Samuel Nartey George Popularly called “Dzata” has taken the Former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Seb Dance to a battle field over the passage of “The Private Member’s Bill” against the practices of L£sbian, Gäy, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Intersex (LGBTQI) Right movement in Ghana.
The debate between the duo Lawmaker has surfaced on Twitter that captured attention of the public and generated national and international commentary on all social media.
This came after Mr. Samuel Nartey George made a tweet on Twitter expressing his happiness on the Drafted Private Member’s Bill on the practices of LGBTQI in Ghana Intercepted by Coverghana.com.gh
In a tweet, the Nimgo Prampram Member of Parliament said, ‘I have been overwhelmed by the massive support even here on a very ‘liberal’ platform like Twitter for our Bill on the LGBTQI+ menance. Hem0sexuality is NOT a human right. It is a s¢xual preference. Preferences are not absolute or unregulated. We SHALL pass this Bill through.’
Surprisingly, after the post of the Ghanaian MP, a British Labour Party politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the London region from 2014 to 2020 Seb Dance replied Sam George saying, “What an appalling way to treat your fellow human beings. I hope you come to your sens€s and reconsider rather than build on backward, colonial legacies that have damaged and limited the lives of so many. Where is the love?”
The brave Sam George who never gives up easily has responded to Seb Dance with a retweet that said “I would be glad when you and your fellow MEPS come to your s€nses and legalise polygamy. Can you show me the science or common sense behind your criminalisation of polygamy? You may think yourselves so wise but the joke is on you mate. The love is in the common sense.”
The war of words continues as Seb Dance replied back saying “You can reach for absurd comparators all you like, but it’s not the sensible argument you think it is. There is certainly no science or common sense behind your bill: only hátred, needless pain and the pursuit of an arcane colonial legacy.”
Sam George who is part of the eight (8) members of The Private Member’s Bill again said, “You see how quick you retreat from the question of science and logic in your criminalisation of polygamy? Shows how weak your argument is. An arcane colonial legacy is you holding on to the vestiges of colonial economic sμppression of the African continent. You should be ashàmed.”
Seb Dance replied back by saying “The ones whom it will target probably don’t. Just because something has the support of a majority doesn’t make it right. Persecuting minorities isn’t a virtue. I’m not responsible for the economic system. You, however, are responsible for the decisions you make. There is no science or logic to back up your persecμtion of LGBT+ people – only hatred. You will drive people into fear and misery for the sake of votes. You are a disgrace.”
The Private Members Bill, when passed into Law will provide proper human s3xμal rights and Ghana family values; prescribe LGBTQI and related activities; pr0scribe propaganda of, advocacy for or promotion of LGBTTQQIAAP+ and related activities, provide for the protection of, and support for children, persons who are victims or accused of LGBTTQQIAAP+ and related activities and other persons; and related matter.