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VIDEO: Ghanaian MP Sam George defends traditional family values at UN’s 5th Transatlantic Summit

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Samuel Nartey George, the Member of for Ningo-Prampram, delivered a fervent speech at the 5th Transatlantic Summit organized by the Political Network for Values in New York. The summit, held on November 17, 2023, saw Mr Nartey George passionately defending traditional family values.

Addressing the attendees, Mr Nartey George expressed concern over the perceived threat to the family institution. He stated, “The family is under attack from supposedly progressive forces,” and accused these forces of advocating for a redefinition of family values in a regressive manner.

Emphasizing the significance of the natural family, based on the union of a man and a woman, Mr Nartey George asserted that this concept is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international treaties. He urged the maintenance of the distinction between sex and gender, opposing any attempt to use gender to redefine the family structure.

“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 asserted.

Highlighting the importance of the family in African society, Mr. Nartey George referenced Article 2 of the African Charter on Human and People's Rights, emphasizing the principles of enjoying rights without prejudice to sex, not gender. He stressed that the family is the “natural unit” of society, and member states have a responsibility to protect its physical health and morals.

“As a proud African, the role of the family is cardinal to our society and its well-being,” he declared.

Mr Nartey George announced his sponsorship of a bill in Ghana's Parliament aimed at promoting proper human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values. According to him, this legislative effort is crucial to safeguard the traditional family from potential attacks.

“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 disclosed.

Concluding his speech, Mr. Nartey George emphasized the family's role in raising children, asserting parents' rights to determine the religious and moral education of their children in alignment with their beliefs.

“The family must remain respected and recognized as the union between natural-born men and women of full age,” he concluded, “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.”

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