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False doctrine

Selfish and out of touch with reality!

That is how the gay, lesbian and transgender community here this afternoon described the churches that organized Sunday night’s Barbados Religious Rally on protecting the traditional family.

Speaking on the theme, Family, Faith and Freedom, one of the main speakers at Sunday’s event, American research professor Dr Judith Reisman, warned Government to be aware of homosexual influences on the society and the educational system.

Reisman charged that the new comprehensive sex education programme being taught in American schools, if implemented here, would lead to drug and alcohol abuse, and a number of other ills, including higher rates of sexuality transmitted diseases, because children were being introduced to sexual perversions in order to turn them into little sexual deviants.

But in a stinging response Tuesday afternoon, head of Barbados Gays and Lesbians Against Discrimination (B-GLAD) Donnya Piggott stopped just short of describing the religious leaders as hypocrites.

Piggott said the time spent at the rally could have been better spent on a campaign against gun violence, child abuse and chronic water outages.

“I thought that the Church was completely out of touch with the people. And if you want to talk about an agenda, that in itself is an agenda. You [are] talking about the moral and social fabric of a society and a country and you completely ignore that gun violence has been on the rise in Barbados and people are not safe in their communities any more,” Piggott said.

The B-GLAD spokesperson scoffed at the churches for staging “a whole rally with tonnes of people coming out to talk about same sex marriages and same sex unions”, at a time when the social and moral fabric of Barbados was being challenged by violence and the sexual abuse of young people.

“The efforts could have gone more towards talking about love and peace. When you talking about the 50th anniversary of Barbados [Independence], you want to get the country together to talk about these things. Even last week, there were about three murders or so . . .  and I thought it was completely out of touch and selfish,” Piggott emphasized.

She questioned whether the Church could lay claim to being a caring institution when it had failed to speak on behalf of the people who were being forced to endure lengthy periods of water outages “in as aggressive a manner as was shown through the staging of the rally”.

The gay, lesbian and transgender activist also challenged the religious leaders behind Sunday’s rally to organize a march in support of consumers in water-starved communities, especially those who could not afford to pay their bills.

13 Responses to False doctrine

  1. Philip Clement
    Philip Clement November 9, 2016 at 7:48 am

    the church and “you people” are no different.

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  2. Lara Crofte
    Lara Crofte November 9, 2016 at 8:00 am

    If she is so concerned about the people who are facing water shortages why doesn’t she organise the rally and march and show the way? That way you could try to “win” people over to your side since clearly is becoming an issue of late.

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  3. allison archer November 9, 2016 at 8:08 am

    BGLAD you people do not understand the ramifications of your lifestyle to personal and wider society, though facts are being published and having thousands of examples ( just look at America even in your own country) that you people can draw from to see the destruction of family life still you continue to hold on to your lifestyle as you people only think of me, myself and I
    And I am not even mentioning what God have to say on the matter, if only you people can see yourself in a mirror. I pray your eyes will be open that you can receive the whole Truth

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  4. lester November 9, 2016 at 9:59 am

    The TRUE doctrine is recorded in Romans chapter 1 whole chapter, it is u guys that change the truth of God into a lie, THAT IS THE FALSE DOCTRINE, YOU SHOULD RENAME YOURSELF B-SORRY THERE IS NOTHING GLAD ABOUT YOUR LIFESTYLE

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  5. Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore November 9, 2016 at 10:25 am

    You don’t want a man but would dress like a man and still have the role of a man in these relationships. Scratching my head

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  6. Anita Alleyne
    Anita Alleyne November 9, 2016 at 10:45 am

    The Bible speak is all these things happening

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  7. KathyAnn November 9, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    As a Christian we stand by the stander of God man and women no other, you have freedom to express and walk around as you like in the society where is the freedom of religion to come together as a people and share our views and concerns. In connection with our country it is a Bajan concern not a group or any particular person. A mature person would understand these facts. So you may change man views on sexuality but God never change so I don’t know why it such a fuss for this group to want the church change God word stand. God bless you

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  8. drewboy November 9, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Look, you have the right to be gay, to be who and how ever you choose, however it is also the right of every other person to choose rather to accept you or not. why not go live with who accept and forget who don’t? what i see here is one set of persons trying to force their lifestyle down another set throats. i am not saying any one lifestyle is right or wrong, what the hell do i know. i am saying if someone don’t like who or what you stand for or do, remember as it’s your right to be it’s theirs not to like , accept or want to be a part. lastly i am glad to be here and i am here due to male -female relations

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  9. Mac November 9, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Why are people so obsessed with a person’s sexual preference.?
    I am sure there are more important things which contribute to
    the decay of the traditional family.
    Dr Judith Reisman was speaking at a Barbados Religious Rally.
    She should have stayed away from the topic of Homosexuality
    given the history of the church in relation to this subject.

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  10. Rose harvey November 9, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    God made man and woman,not man and man,or woman and woman as a fsmily. A man and a man Kant have babys.amd women with women also.

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  11. Kathie Daniel November 9, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    This particular “expert” is a nutjob. And this event seemed to be a thinly disguised anti-gay rally.
    Whatever happened to love one another? As in “Love the sin, hate the sin. Forgive everyone and leave it to God to judge…”

    Here is a sample of Dr. Reisman’s teachings and bio…

    http://www.alternet.org/story/20744/her_kinsey_obsession

    Ostracized by mainstream academia, within 10 years, Reisman had found a more receptive audience for her ideas. At a May, 1994 conference of Christian right leadership in Colorado Springs described by the Washington Times as “top secret,” Reisman introduced her theory of a proselytizing homosexual movement. “I would suggest to you,” she told the conference, “that while the homosexual population may right now be one to two percent, hold your breath, people, because the recruitment is loud; it is clear; it is everywhere. You’ll be seeing, I would say, 20 percent or more, probably 30 percent, or even more than that, of the young population will be moving into homosexual activity.” The notion of a surreptitious homosexual recruitment campaign is now casually advanced by conservative Christian leaders as they rally for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

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  12. Jessica Joseph November 10, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    The Comprehensive Sex Education in the USA has not destroyed families. It has finally done what Evangelical Abstinence Only Education could not. It has REDUCED teen pregnancy. It has REDUCED abortions. The evidence speaks for itself.

    Reisman is a QUACK and she is not respected by academic experts on these issues in her own country. She has to come to a third world nation with less educated people to sell her nonsense.

    The greatest threat to the family are heterosexual men and THEIR violence, irresponsibility and infidelity and abuse. It is heterosexual male and heterosexual female issues that need to be addressed. The mistreatment of women and the mercenary relationships between men and women.

    The greatest threat to the family is the economy failing the working and middle class and them working more and more for less money and having less time to spend parenting and building their relationships.

    Stop blaming LGBT people for your own heterosexual problems.

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  13. N Day November 12, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I wouldn’t expect anything different from Ms. Piggott. The church may be out of touch with your reality but not Jesus’ when it comes to homosexuality. It’s expected that you would try to cast the attention on other issues. What you and your kind advocate is not supported by Jesus and you know it. Then again obviously you don’t care.

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