Government warned!

Urged to resist pressure from British PM to support gay agenda

BY PAUL HENRY Co-ordinator -- Crime/Court Desk henryp@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, September 28, 2015

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RELIGIOUS leaders and other proponents of traditional marriage and the family have cautioned the Government ahead of today's visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron against caving to the gay agenda.


The call was made during a mass rally Sunday in Half-Way-Tree, at which the Portia Simpson Miller-led Administration was urged to resist international pressures to put the nation on a path to repealing the buggery law and legalising same-sex marriage.


Dr Alveta King, the granddaughter of famed American civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr, urged Jamaicans, in a video message at the rally, to maintain the resistance, as she described same-sex marriage and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) push as an "evil agenda authored by the father of confusion and lies".


She said this "anti-procreation" agenda distorts the meaning of human rights and destroys lives, families, and the communities.


"I urge you to resist this agenda with all your might. Please, do not fall for the deception of this anti-procreation agenda. Rather, expose their lies and affirm the truth that God made us equal as human beings, but not all behaviour have equivalent worth and outcomes," said King, who is director of African American Outreach for Priest for Life.


Cameron's pending visit has been a cause for unease among the church and those who hold a traditional view of marriage and the family due to his position on the issue.


Gay marriage became legal in the United Kingdom at midnight on March 29, 2014, due to the push by the Cameron Administration.


"I am proud that we have made same-sex marriage happen. I am delighted that the love two people have for each other and the commitment they want to make can now be recognised as equal," the UK Evening Standard newspaper quoted Cameron in 2013.


During Sunday's rally, staged by Jamaica Churches Action Uniting Society for Emancipation (Jamaica CAUSE), Cameron's position on same-sex marriage was highlighted by several speakers.


Fear that Jamaica may cave to the tide of the LGBT push has been further heightened by the fact that Jamaica's weak economy relies heavily on grants from European countries that tout gay rights.


"Be careful who you take grants from...," Bishop Alvin Bailey, chairman of the Jamaica Evangelical Alliance, told the rally.


Bailey also warned against the Government making "secret" deals that could take the country down what he said was the wrong path.


"David Cameron is coming, but we have to know where we stand on this thing," said Daniel Thomas, president of the Christian youth group Love March Movement.


He urged Christians to get enumerated in order to vote for candidates who share their views on marriage and the family.


Dr Everett Brown, president of Jamaica's largest denomination, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, called on the Government to resist any international efforts to impose same-sex marriages and homosexuality on the country. He said these "evil" and an abomination, and said they are product of minds void of understanding.


Father Richard Ho Lung, of the Roman Catholic faith and head of Missionaries of the Poor, quoted scriptures and urged attendants at the rally to resist the LGBT agenda, which he said is from the devil. He urged the sea of people decked in the national colours of black, green and gold to stand up for God's truth, even if it eventually cost their freedom and lives.


Helene Coley-Nicholson, president of the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship, told the audience that the Jamaican Constitution recognises marriages between a man and a woman and quoted Martin Luther King Jr, saying that the people had a moral duty to disobey unjust laws.


Representatives from a Christian delegation from the Eastern Caribbean also addressed the rally.


 

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