Friday, October 25, 2019

Gay, Straight - Just Why Does It Matter?

By RIEL MAJOR
Tribune Staff Reporter
rmajor@tribunemedia.net

RESIDENTS are criticising the apparent hypocrisy of the Bahamas Christian Council for planning to host an anti-LGTBI rally yet turning a supposed blind eye to pressing national issues.

The Tribune was out on the streets yesterday to ask the public what they felt about the council’s posistion.

One woman, who asked to be identified as Ms Minnis, said when comments are made about having an anti-gay rally, they provide a platform for people who are homophobic and violent to showcase their hatred.

She said: “I think it’s important to acknowledge that certain religions do have a set belief system. However, if that belief system does not also openly express that they don’t condone violence against or discrimination against persons who do not subscribe to that belief system, then I have a problem with that.

“While I understand that Christians will be Christians, I can only say things that they deem as Christ-like within that space of being Christ-like, Christ has also shown grace, mercy and He’s also represented marginalised people.”  Read more >>