Gays have been compared to pedophiles, adulterers and even murderers, but never this before

Ghana’s chief psychiatrist has compared gay sex to an orgasm after sniffing underwear.

Dr Kwesi Osei has slammed LGBTI rights activists who are calling on the government to decriminalizeing homosexuality.

He stressed that homosexuality was comparable to the usual horrors of pedophilia and bestiality.

Osei but also picked the fetish of sniffing underwear to compare gay sex to, an act that has amused activists.

Ghana chief psychiatrist compares gay sex to sniffing underwear

The psychiatrist made the claims at the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values.

In an interview, he said the phenomenon was alien to Ghanaian and African culture.

‘We cannot legalize gay rights. This is not to say that we must seek out people who are gay and persecute them. But we can also not legalize gay rights,’ the psychiatrist said

He said the western world had criminalized polygamy, which was acceptable in Africa.

Osei argued homosexuality is ‘no different from bestiality, or pedophilia or fetishism where people smell undergarments for sexual satisfaction’.

He described them all as ‘abnormalities that need treatment to correct’.

‘There is absolutely no scientific basis . yes, there is a biological basis –a hormonal imbalance,- of some people having homosexual tendencies, and that is the biological basis of their being abnormal with respect to their sexual orientation,’ Osei claimed.

Is there a future of Ghana without anti-LGBTI laws?

Even though some Ghanaian officials have publicly called for an end to violence against LGBTI people, the country still criminalizes same-sex activity.

Gay sex is illegal in Ghana. It can result in up to three years of imprisonment for those found guilty.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said, however, that he sees a future when Ghana does decriminalize homosexuality.

When asked why homosexuality is still illegal, the president said Ghana is not ready yet to move onto these ‘social and cultural issues’.

‘I think it is something that is bound to happen,’ he added.