Nearly 300 Caribbean ministers and church leaders have urged President Donald Trump to end U.S. efforts to export the LGBT agenda.
The Jan. 31 letter contains signatures of pastors from the Bahamas, Guyana, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, and Trinidad and Tobago. The church leaders claim the Obama administration‚Äôs State Department deployed coercive measures to normalize same-sex marriage and elevate LGBT issues at the expense of human rights.
‚ÄúIt is not only the view of our Christian churches but the testimony of the recorded history of millennia of civilization that marriage can only be between a man and a woman,‚ÄĚ the letter states. ‚ÄúWhy should we be forced to believe otherwise?‚ÄĚ
The ministers cited concerns over the influence of the State Department‚Äôs special envoy for the human rights of LGBT persons, a position the Obama administration created in early 2015....
Meanwhile, even the solidly evangelical Vice-President Pence, has proved on the LGBT issue, to be a limp lettuce!!
The only good thing on this LGBT issue, is it does seem that the infamous "Transgender" federal funding ordinance for states and public schools that are receiving federal funding, and the "Dear Colleague" letter passed by President Obama in his last days in the White House, will not be defended or enforced by President Trump.
We must pray. This LGBT community, about 1% of the population of the US, I believe, have power, it seems, out of all proportion to their numbers.
Romans 1 seems very relevant at the moment, not only in the US, but also in my country of Great Britain, as well as the rest of Europe, Canada, Australia, etc.
African and Caribbean countries have enough problems as it is, without having this LGBT agenda forced on them by pressure from the US White House and State Department.
Regrettably, President Trump, though to a great extent affirming the pro-life and anti-abortion stance in many ways, has however, proved very disappointing on the LGBT etc. agenda.
He appointed Tillertson as his Secretary of State, who did make pro-LGBT noises in the past.
Supreme Court Judge Gorsuch, his nominee, I understand, did make a pro-LGBT decision, I think when he was in the lower Court of Appeal.
It seems that also President Trump's son-in-law, though supposedly an Orthodox Jew, has also advised him to retain LGBT rights, as has his daughter.
He described that wretched, and I believe unconstitutional Supreme Court decision of Obergefell as "the law of the land", which he will not oppose.
He has also retained the Special LGBT foreign envoy, that President Obama appointed, and declined to rescind the LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance that President Obama passed for federal contractors, while not signing any kind of religious exemption.
Forcing African leaders to march in homosexual parades to earn US aid is repulsive. Especially when male rape is prevalent in cultures, where being robbed at gun point also means you get raped to humiliate the victim. Male rape in Africa is part of the tribal dominance culture that is a revulsion on the continent of Africa. To force African leaders to march in gay pride parades is tantamount to pow's being marched to the Hanoi Hilton or the Bataan death march.
‚ÄúPlease understand that this same kind of coercion is being used against our countries to force us to fall in line with the entire same-sex agenda,‚ÄĚ the pastors write. ‚ÄúIn this letter, there is no room to enumerate the various ways in which this is happening.‚ÄĚ
What happened to biblical standards of evidence when bringing an accusation? This is pathetic! Did they run out of paper?
From article; "It is not only the view of our Christian churches but the testimony of the recorded history of millennia of civilization that marriage can only be between a man and a woman,‚ÄĚ the letter states. ‚ÄúWhy should we be forced to believe otherwise?‚ÄĚ"
Now if only the Anglican heretics could realise this simple truth!
the word coercion co¬∑er¬∑cion kŇćňą…ôrZH…ôn,kŇćňą…ôrSH…ôn/Submit noun the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats. "it wasn't slavery because no coercion was used" synonyms: force, compulsion, constraint, duress, oppression, enforcement, harassment, intimidation, threats, arm-twisting, pressure "Johnson claims the police used coercion to extract a confession"
to use coercion in the USA is illegal and the government has been using it on the citizens