A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, is advocating for a Private Member’s Bill for a law against adultery.
In his view, since the majority of Ghanaians are Christians, he is motivated to push for the bill to uphold the Christian values since in “Leviticus 20:10, adultery is a serious sin punishable by death.”
Mr Otchere-Darko’s comment follows a backlash he has received for opposing the anti-LGBTQI+ Bill in Parliament.
He fears Ghana might be blacklisted by the international community for promoting hate against homosexuals.
But proponents of the Bill, led by Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam Nartey George, said their motivation is to protect Ghanaian values.
In the same spirit, Mr Otchere-Darko, in a post on Facebook, proposed a Private Members Bill on adultery.
Below is his tweet below.
Majority of Ghanaians are Christians. They believe in upholding Christian values. Adultery is a serious sin punishable by death (Lev. 20:10). I am therefore proposing a petition to Parliament for a Private Member’s Bill for a law against adultery, imposing stiff penalties.
— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) July 27, 2021