Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The agenda of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in The Bahamas

Greg Moss : Women’s rights being used to advance gay agenda

Guardian Staff Reporter

Marco City MP Greg Moss said the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in The Bahamas is attempting to advance its agenda “under the guise” of the advancement of women’s rights.

His comments were made on Facebook in response to Bahamas Faith Ministries International President Dr. Myles Munroe, who said he has watched with horror over the years as people have “hijacked” and “raped” the meaning of the civil rights movement in an effort to fight for the rights of the LGBT community.

The statement has received strong criticism from the LGBT community.

Moss said, “Under the guise of standing upon their civil rights, they are attempting to intrude upon our civil and religious rights.

“By their attempt to enlarge their civil constitutional rights, they are attempting to whittle down our religious constitutional rights.

“That is why the present debate in Parliament is so important.”

He was referring to debate on the constitutional amendments bills.

There has been widespread concern about the fourth bill, which would make it unconstitutional to discriminate against someone based on sex.

Several members of Parliament, including those on the governing side, have expressed strong concerns that the word “sex” is open for interpretation and could lead to same-sex marriages.

The government has proposed to amend the bill to define the word “sex” as a man and woman.

The debate fueled a wider national conversation about the LGBT community.

Munroe’s statement, titled ‘Homosexuality - Phobia or Principle’, was in response to a gay pride event that took place in Grand Bahama over the weekend.

“In the guise of civil rights and human rights, the LGBT minority community [has] decided to celebrate the civility of [its] very uniquely chosen lifestyle and sexual preference publically,” Munroe said.

“I am not sure what their mission or goals are in this effort but obviously they have received enough incentive and motivation to attempt something that 90 percent of The Bahamas and Bahamians consider unacceptable and violates their collective convictions, moral standing and values.”

The event was cut short because members of the LGBT community expressed security concerns.

Munroe said he is confident that the LGBT lifestyle will remain socially unacceptable.

He spoke at length about the importance of fear and phobia and said there is a misconception surrounding homophobia.

He said people who express disagreement about those “who practice this lifestyle” are seen as having a “phobia”.

Moss said he agreed with Munroe.

He said the minority movement to advance the LGBT agenda and stigmatize those who oppose it as homophobic is “at its core, an attempt to impose a redefinition of the word of God by political means”.

“A call to righteous living is redefined as being homophobic,” Moss said.

“An insistence that marriage is a institution ordained by God between men and women is redefined as being hate speech.

“A fidelity to the word of God is redefined as being backward.

He continued: “Ultimately, the attempt to advance the LGBT agenda is an attempt to redefine the word of God in order to legitimize that lifestyle.

“And, therefore, the attempt to demonize religious resistance to the advancement of that agenda is implicitly a recognition by those who practice it that their lifestyle is wrong and needs to be legitimized.

“If they were content with their decisions, then they would not need to attempt to redefine the word of God in order to legitimize it. They would stand on their convictions.”

September 02, 2014