Reject homosexual agenda, Miller urges Jamaica
FIREBRAND preacher Rev Al Miller yesterday urged Jamaicans to reject what he called "the homosexual agenda" when they go to the polls tomorrow.
Miller made public his very strong position in a letter to the editor in which he also called on religious and political leaders to speak out on the issue which has marked the final days of the election campaign.
Rev Miller was among the first church leaders last week to voice opposition to PNP leader Portia Simpson Miller’s announcement that a Government led by her would review the buggery law.
Simpson Miller, in responding to a question in the National Leadership Debate last week Tuesday, said she would initiate a conscience vote on the controversial issue in the Parliament and clearly stated that she was not opposed to having gays in a Cabinet led by her, adding that she would appoint people based on their ability.
Expressing concern about the buggery law review proposal last week, Rev Miller said: "I am disappointed that we are still insisting to go back in that direction, because the matter was dealt with in the amended Bill of Rights earlier this year."
Yesterday, in his letter, Miller reiterated his opposition to having homosexuals serve in the Cabinet, arguing that to do so "would be to declare homosexual behaviour as normal and right".
Homosexuality, he said, "challenges human existence and the true family values and culture to which all Jamaicans should aspire. There are also implications for the institution of marriage and the education of our children".
Miller said that while he rejected any notion to deny the homosexual minority their human and national rights, he rejected the gay agenda of acceptance of homosexual activity as normal and right.
"We therefore call on all Jamaicans islandwide to use the vote to reject the homosexual agenda," he said. "We also call on Jamaica’s principled church and political leadership to make heard your voices now."