“Same sex marriage is a cancer. We must keep the buggery laws” says T&T Cause

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“Same sex marriage is a cancer. We must keep the buggery laws” says T&T Cause
From left to right: Vernon De Leon, Bishop Dr Victor Gill and Bishop Keith Ramdass at a media conference at the Redemption Worship Centre, Chaguanas on Wednesday. Photo: Renuka Singh
From left to right: Vernon De Leon, Bishop Dr Victor Gill and Bishop Keith Ramdass at a media conference at the Redemption Worship Centre, Chaguanas on Wednesday. Photo: Renuka Singh

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – People who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, homosexual or transgender should not have the same rights as “normal” people.

That is the view expressed by the Christian non-governmental organisation, T&T Cause.

The group is led by Bishop Keith Ramdass, Bishop Dr Victor Gill and Vernon De Leon and was formed “to resist the tide of immorality sweeping across our nation”.

The NGO held a media conference at Redemption Worship Centre, Chaguanas yesterday to promote their agenda and advertise a rally and march against same-sex marriage, which they say will follow if the buggery laws are repealed.

“Same sex marriage is a cancer. We must keep the buggery laws, if it is removed it is a slippery slope to same sex marriage,” said the group’s communication officer Aquila Holder.

The group seemed to contradict itself several times, saying that they love and respect gay people but not homosexuality and could not explain that contradiction.

They also contended that if the anti-buggery laws are repealed, it would mean that homosexual rights trumped heterosexual rights.

When asked if the group thought that heterosexuals had more rights than people in the LGBTQ community, they answered in the affirmative.

“Yes, we are saying that heterosexual rights are superior (to LGBTQ rights),” De Leon said.

The group’s ire seems to stem from the expected outcome of the unprecedented case in which gay activist Jason Jones is challenging this country’s homophobic laws.

Back in January, High Court judge Devindra Rampersad reserved his decision after hearing submissions in the landmark case. Rampersad is expected to deliver his judgment on April 12.

In the lawsuit, Jones is challenging the sections 13 and 16 of the Sexual Offences Act, which criminalises buggery and serious indecency even between consenting adults.

Jones is claiming that the legislation contravenes his constitutional rights to privacy and freedom of thought and expression.

But T&T Cause does not believe in those rights, which they claim for themselves, should be granted to anyone who identifies as gay.

“As the LGBTQ..I whatever other letter, it is not a human right, it is a human wrong,” Gill said.

“We are saying having rights and being right are two different things. You must respect the rights of others,” Gill. He did not see the irony in his statements and when questioned about the rights of all people, he said homosexuality is “unnatural and illegal”.

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  1. That's a lot of people to put outside the rights promised by reasonable laws. Those cruise ships can just sail right on by, you know; and those resorts can close. Be careful what you wish for in a world with fewer and fewer "borders".

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  2. This is the general view of the people of the Caribbean. Our laws should be respected as is. GLBTQ have all their rights at home. We don't need this unnatural behavior exposed in public for our children to emulate . We are a small society and cannot escape the wrath of homosexual immorality if allowed to thrive in public. We have enough to deal with.

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    • Speaking as a Canadian, I believe that foreign aid and tourists should not go to countries that criminalize homosexual consensual sex and which permit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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      • You must be gay. However, homosexuals are such a minute aspect of our population , it doesn't warrant changing our laws. Why can't we be democratic about it, and settle it legally at the polls instead of using scare tactics.

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        • So, equality and respect are a numbers game? Must be nice to occupy a position in the comfort of majority.

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    • Bigotry and discrimination are not worthy of respect. The sooner that these laws are repealed the better.

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    • Nothing says Christian love so much as making criminals of people who aren’t but because of their alleged sin, and who aren’t bothering anyone except to offend you and your god who thinks the same way you do.

      Read your own posting. Nonsense about escaping the wrath of homosexual immorality, whatever the hell that means. By allow GAY PEOPLE to thrive in public. Would you like to talk about SCARE TACTICS?

      You people are simply unbelievable in what you allow to pass from you under the guise of your religious beliefs.

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