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Anglican Gay Priest to host a 3 day prayer for the safety and well-being of LGBT Ghanaians



A British Black Anglican Gay Priest to host a 3 day prayer for the safety and justice of LGBTIQ Ghanaians

Rev. Jide Macaulay, Anglican Gay Priest

As many Christian churches and various religious denominations are fighting against the legalization of LGBT Rights in Ghana, a popular UK based British Black Anglican Gay Priest known as Rev. Jide Macaulay has openly disclosed his eagerness to host a 3 day prayer for the safety and well-being of gays living in Ghana.

The founder and CEO of House of Rainbow who double as a Queer Theologian and HIV+ Activist revealed in a tweet that, his church is going to pray for the safety and well-being of LGBTIQ Ghanaians, they will also pray to end homophobia and religious abuse in Ghana and also call for love, kindness and to do Justiice.

Anglican Gay Priest

The gay priest who recently celebrated his one year anniversary of priesthood ordination in the Church of England quoted Micah 6:8 as his  Biblical scripture for their 3 night prayer.

Design for the 3 day prayer for LGBTIQ Ghanaians

The known Gay Priest and LGBTIQ rights advocate made this revelations on Twitter when he replied a tweet by a popular gay Twitter activist account known as @RightifyGhana.

In the tweet, @RighifyGhana added their voice to an opinion shared by Shatta Wale on the LGBT debate during a live Twitter Space discussion with Twitter influencer @KalyJay.


During KalyJay’s Twitter Space session with the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Shatta Wale, the Gringo hitmaker disclosed that, he doesn’t discriminate among human beings because he is having so many friends who are gays and lesbians of which many of his fans are also part of the LGBT Community therefore they should be allowed to enjoy their life.

Shatta Wale in a voice note further said that if the government is finding it difficult to make decision on the LGBT issue then thats their problem but for him Shatta Wale, he loves all his fans who are gays and lesbians so they should focus on enjoying good music as they enjoy their life.

Quickly, the popular gay Twitter account @RightifyGhana retweeted the voice note of Shatta and this what they said;


‘Nobody should sit on anybody’s freedom about them being LGBTQ’ – Ghanaian reggae dancehall musician, Shatta Wale @shattawalegh on #KalyJaySpace

Says he doesn’t discriminate, has fans who are gay, lesbian and reveals he was recently styled by a gay person. 

In a reply to @RightifyGhana’s tweet, The Gay Anglican priest, Rev. Jide Macaulay added his voice by announcing the plans his church has for the LGBTIQ community in Ghana.


In his tweet reply, he said;

This is so important. @HouseOfRainbow will be holding a 3 day prayer for the safety and justice for LGBTIQ Ghanaians. See poster for details

The research team at Sintim Media through a thorough online research realized that, Rev. Jide Macaulay, is an ordained Anglican Priest of the Church of England, an Author, TV Presenter, HIV+ Activist, a Queer Theologian and the founder/CEO of House of Rainbow who  has championed and championing the rights and justice of Gays of Black African communities.

Rev. Jide Macaulay celebrating his one year priesthood ordination in Church of England


Story by: Bismark Botchwey (Sintim)


Source: Sintim Media

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Kobby Stonne Tours Voice of America As Part Of His Visit To The United States.




Renowned Ghanaian sports journalist, Kobby Stonne on Saturday, March 2, 2024, embarked on a business tour to the premises of Voice of America as part of his vacation in the United States.

Kobby Stonne at Voice of America.

In an exclusive interview with Sintim Media, the multimedia sports journalist shared his experience during his visit to Voice of America. 

In narrating his experience at Voice of America, Kobby Stonne wrote;

“Journalists are civilians. We are not targets. We are not combatants. Our pens and our cameras are not weapons of war, but tools of justice. And above all, we are human beings,” – CPJ president Jodie Ginsberg.


My recent visit to Voice of America (VOA) in Washington DC on February 28, 2024 was organized by Go Ghana LLC, a sports and tourism consortium based in the U.S.A. The goal of the tour was to know more of the Voice of America (VOA) Journalist Standards & Practices.

Voice of America (VOA) is the state-owned news network and international radio broadcaster of the United States of America. It is the largest and oldest of the U.S. – funded international broadcasters. It is an independent federal agency overseeing public service media networks that provide unbiased news and information in countries where the press is restricted.

VOA occupies a unique position of trust worldwide as a consistently reliable source of news and information. VOA considers it a duty to provide accurate, balanced, comprehensive and objective news and information to audiences around the world.


The tour started with an in-depth studio visit where I learned about the rich history of VOA and traced its beginnings to 1942 when it was founded as the US Government Agency for Global Media. One interesting fact about Voice of America is that, it is not under the control or supervision of the President. Even though it is fully government funded.

It is controlled by an independent agency. Their declared mission is “to broadcast accurate, balanced, and comprehensive news and information to an international audience. That gives them the power not to be biased in their broadcast.

I also had the opportunity to engage with other journalists as well, and a one-on-one interview with VOA sports journalist Mike Hove, who offered a perceptive analysis of the significance of Lionel Messi’s entry into the MLS and the changing face of American football.


The impact of Lionel Messi on MLS is a great one as it opens doors for MLS to have great players, he stated. He also made it clear that, football or Soccer is still among the top sports in America.

With the U.S.A. government delegation attending the just-ended AFCON tournament in Africa, will open more opportunities for Africans to join the USA team.

He also emphasized the importance of getting more attention on the sports than the relegations. Mike elaborated on the closest Sports of Africa which is closest to America is Rugby.


VOA has also honored some Media personnel who gave their lives to protect the truth, including notable figures like Abdul-Hussein Khazal, Georgi Markov, and Leonid Karas, Ricardo de Mello, Abdul -Hussein Khazal, Abdulrachmann Fatalibey , Iskandar Khatloni, Nazzar Abdulwahid Al-Radhi, Ogulsapar Muradowa, Vira Hyryeh,  Ali Nur Said, Sabawoon Kakar, Maharram Dumani, Basher Fahmi, Mohammed Ali Nuxurkey and many others whose efforts continue to influence VOA’s journalistic philosophy.

VOA produces digital, TV, and radio content in 49 languages, which it distributes to affiliate stations around the world. Its targeted and primary audience is non-American. As of November 2022, its reporting reached 326 million adults per week across all platforms.

With more than three thousand five hundred (3,500) affiliated radio and television stations, VOA continues to be a pillar of global journalism today. Its dedication to providing accurate, in-depth news analysis is emphasized by its aim to counter disinformation, and misinformation and speak up for the voiceless.


The legacy of VOA was emphasized by its dedication to impartial reporting, which was demonstrated by its thorough coverage of major international events and its capacity to win praise from listeners all around the world in addition to the American press.

With the addition of music and educational programming, particularly its music program that has linked the United States and Africa for decades, and its Special English broadcasts targeted at English language learners worldwide, the new millennium marked a revolutionary period for VOA.

Plans are underway for media internship program in U.S.A. through Go Ghana LLC. The purpose of the Media Program is to gain a new perspective on a different culture, the opportunity for career exploration and development, and to learn new skills.


VOA is proud of its long and distinguished record of journalistic achievement. Since 1942, in times of war and peace, VOA journalists have upheld the highest standards in their broadcasts to a diverse worldwide audience. Their determined efforts, sometimes in the face of danger, have helped VOA attract its audience and earn its reputation for excellence.

Source: Sintm Media

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