They want the buggery review to go on not be stopped as their message and that of others before the announcement from government that it is coming soon
A poor attempt as masking their real goal here which is the buggery law's retention yet barely looking at the real societal ills of the day that are far more egregious and visible, they were silent for example when four young girls were murdered in 48 hours at different points on the island.
In 2012 when a pregnant woman was shot by a male police man in Portland not a word came from them or the other anti gay groups out and about today but they are loud when it comes to homosexuality.
How selective on the things of private matters between consenting adults but numb on the gruesome atrocities right before our eyes everyday. Oh yea hypocrites
Crowd looks rather small I was expecting more persons or are the public too caught up in their own personal issues to be bothered with this?
Is it that persons feel the buggery review is a done deal or it will be at least decriminalized at best repealed?
A prominent attorney-at-law is urging that the conscience vote for the review of the law be done with the views of the members of the constituency taken into consideration, rather than the vote solely being made by the parliamentarians.
Shirley Richards of the anti gay parent group to Lovemarch wants the voting to be done with the views of the constituency and that these votes should be made public.
"They (parliamentarians) shouldn't be voting on their own conscience. They are representing the people. We want to know how the representatives in parliament vote on this issue. The people should know how their representatives vote," she said.
Another legal luminary, Bert Samuels, explained that it certainly will be interesting to see how the parliamentarians vote on this issue. He also said that having a referendum on this matter would represent the highest form of democracy.
"I think there will be a toss-up between fundamentalist Christian values on one side and the liberals on another. Having a referendum on this matter would display the highest form of democracy," he said.
Seventh Day Adventists absent from both marches?
So it seems as The Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDAC), Jamaica's largest single denominational group will not be participating in the anti-gay peace march that the partnership prayer ministry — Prayer 2000 as reported by perpetual post a SDA linked blog. Nigel Coke, Communications Director for the Jamaica Union of Seventh-Day Adventists, told Perceptual Post that the church was not consulted on the matter hence they will not be participating.
In October of 2012, The Seventh-Day Adventist Church reaffirmed its stance against members of the LGBT community, but also softened the denomination’s position statement to offer compassion toward gays and lesbians.
The Church's Official Statement on Homosexuals states that "Jesus affirmed the dignity of all human beings and reached out compassionately to persons and families suffering the consequences of sin. He offered caring ministry and words of solace to struggling people, while differentiating His love for sinners from His clear teaching about sinful practices. As His disciples, Seventh-day Adventists endeavor to follow the Lord’s instruction and example, living a life of Christ-like compassion and faithfulness."
Here is one of their leaders Daniel Thomas with some appeal to pray:
photos courtesy of Kaneal Gayle on Twitter
Splintering in the church camp regarding this issue or the usual territorial-ism between denominations where some feel they are too good to do certain things or it is beneath them to be seen in certain activities? let me play devil's advocate here; was the SDA not asked due to the perception that there are many down low members in that section of religiosity?
A male usher from a Clarendon church was fired from his job and booted from the church recently, after he was reportedly caught having sex with another man at his work place, THE STAR understands.
The usher was fired more than two weeks ago but was unceremoniously dismissed from the church two Sundays ago, after turning up for divine worship.
Reports reaching THE STAR are that the usher, who also sings on the choir, joined the church two years ago from another congregation, some of whose members had suspected him of having homosexual tendencies.
He was reportedly caught by his boss recently with one of his co-workers having sex in a bathroom.
It was learnt that his boss made an alarm and other workers in the establishment decided that they were not going to work with both men again, as they felt uncomfortable having them around. This forced their boss to dismiss the two with immediate effect.
THE STAR understands that the boss got word to the leadership of the church informing them of the homosexual act, as well as informing them that he was fired. Word is that the usher turned up for ushering duties on Sunday but was told not to work as his service was no longer required.
It is also learnt that a church members meeting was called and a letter was read out to the usher informing him of the report from his boss and that he was no longer a member of the congregation, as no one with homosexual tendencies can be allowed to be a member of the church.
Word has since spread in the community where the church is located that the former usher was sent packing from the church because of his homosexual act.
Betty Ann Blaine’s arrant nonsense request of Peter King's Alleged Sex Tapes (the murdered gay Ambassador)
also see: Shame On Church - Clergyman Charges Christians To Focus On Serious Crimes, Not Anti-Gay Protest
Peace and tolerance