During a UN meeting in New York, Samuel Nartey George, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, passionately defended traditional family values.
Mr. Nartey George stated at the November 17, 2023, fifth Transatlantic Summit hosted by the Political Network for Values that “supposedly progressive forces” are attacking the family and “agitating for a redefinition of the core principles of what a family is and represents in a somewhat regressive manner.”
According to Mr. Nartey George, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international treaties uphold the idea of the natural family, which is founded on the marriage of a man and a woman.
He asserted that gender cannot be used to alter the family and that the line between sex and gender must be kept.
“The pseudo-war being waged by some against the family is premised on the obfuscation and literal obliteration of the distinction between sex and gender,” he stated.
Additionally, Mr. Nartey George discussed the value of the family in African culture. He claimed that the principles of the enjoyment of rights without regard to sex or gender are echoed in Article 2 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
According to him, the family is the “natural unit” of society, and it is the duty of member states to safeguard the morality and physical well-being of the family. “As a proud African, the role of the family is cardinal to our society and its well-being,” he stated.
In order to advance appropriate human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values, Mr. Nartey George declared that he is supporting a measure in the country’s parliament. According to him, the bill is required to defend the traditional family against criticism.
“I am sponsoring, together with seven (7) other colleagues, the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 in Ghana’s Parliament,” he stated. In closing, Mr. Nartey George emphasized the value of the family in raising children. According to his views, parents should be free to choose how their children are educated morally and religiously.
“The family must remain respected and recognized as the union between natural-born men and women of full age who have the right and responsibility to determine, by their beliefs and in conformity with the generality of their community, the details of the religious and moral education of their children in a manner that respects communal norms of public safety, order, health, morals, and the fundamental rights and freedoms of the majority of their community,” he pointed out.
Source: 1Family Radio