Church to protest DP bill and LGBT community

| 18/08/2020 | 195 Comments
Cayman News Service
A couple at a previous protest against the legalising of same-sex marriage

(CNS): Local churches are not just campaigning to raise funds for a legal battle against the implementation of the Domestic Partnership Bill but they are also planning a demonstration against members of the LGBT community this weekend. Despite claiming that their actions do not constitute hate speech and are not homophobic, some of the messages circulating on social media from Christian leaders go well beyond objections to same-sex marriage.

Pastors, preachers and ministers of Christian churches are calling for a stand against the proposed law, which would provide a legal framework to protect the rights of same-sex couples to a private family life. But they are also protesting against the people themselves.

“Let’s not open the flood gates of the LGBT+ and their cohorts and all that they are desiring to do to destroy the Cayman Islands,” said one church leader.

Other pastors are busying campaigning to raise money for a legal challenge against Governor Martyn Roper’s move to steer through the Domestic Partnership Bill under his reserved powers. Plans to have MLAs collect that money were changed due to concerns about politicians handling the cash. Parishioners are now asked to donate directly to the church where they attend.

Despite very clear warnings that the UK would act to uphold the rule of law if legislators voted down the compromise legislation, the Legislative Assembly rejected to bill by one vote. Consequently, the governor has moved to republish the bill and take final consultation before a number of amendments will be made to the draft. Roper will then give assent to the bill early next month.

The need to pass the legislation is a result of a combination of factors, notably that Cayman was in breach of its international obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights as well as its own Bill of Rights. In addition, following the well documented Day-Bodden gay marriage legal case, the government has ignored a directive from the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal and is also facing a further appeal before the Privy Council in London next year.

Unless government implements some kind of legal framework that the courts deem functionally equivalent to marriage, the government will almost certainly lose that appeal and the chief justice’s original ruling legalising same-sex marriage will be reinstated with no further road to appeal.

On Friday the governor said the homophobic comments being made in public and on social media were unacceptable and urged people to think about the discrimination being suffered by some Caymanians.

Nevertheless, certain factions of the Cayman community, including most opposition members of the Legislative Assembly and some members of the government bench, as well as several conservative Christian congregations and other members of the community, continue to openly degrade and discriminate against members of the LGBT community.

According to various social media messages, the church demonstration is planned for 4pm on Saturday outside the Government Administration Building.


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  1. Paul says:

    Oh let me guess this one please – the church also thinks that climate change is fake and that the earth is flat too, just like Donald Trump! 🤣🤣🤣😃😃😃😆😆😆😂😂😂

  2. ANON says:

    I wish they would have this kind of energy when child molesters and rapist get slap on the wrist sentences…but no that’s not important right? It’s more important to be concerned about what 2 grown adults decide to do with their finances in case of death. Anyway…moving on.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Caymankind what a joke all people should be accepted no matter what their beliefs, religion, colour, race, sexual orientation is.

  4. atlee says:

    I counted like 30 bigots there when I crossed. What a joke.

  5. Anonymous says:

    as Christians you are supposed to accept everyone for who they are ,it was written in The bible , thats why I have no faith in churches and only in god and his son Jesus Christ.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Deep sigh. The photograph of these two church activists says it all.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Dear Governor Roper:

    This presents an urgent and timely new deployment opportunity for the brand new CI Regiment who are now formally in service. They can journal this in their calendar to encircle unreasonable public protesters, and help the RCIPS to arrest, fingerprint, and coordinate charges for offending ministers, and attendees contributing to malicious hate speech.

    Penal Code (2017 Revision) Sections 88-88C “create various criminal offences which may potentially be committed by individuals using hate speech”.

    In particular Section 88B: “A person who…uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour…within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress commits an offence…”

    All the people of Cayman are counting on this type of malicious activity to receive a proper and formal police and legal response led and overseen from the Governor’s office. Hate speech is not free speech, nor is it an acceptable opinion to hold in 2020.

  8. Cheese Face says:

    Fruit cakes

    • Anonymous says:

      …taste delicious when baked ol’ Cayman style (but without the lard).

      *you’re welcomed. i’ll finish your ignorant little phrases anytime. here’s one for you:

      The fair thing to do is…..

  9. George says:

    #BlackLivesMatter

    #GayLivesMatter

    #DomesticPartnershipBillsMatter

  10. Rodney Barnett says:

    Certainly, there are better things for the Churches and their leaders and supporters to be doing than going on and on about LGBT people and our rights.

    Take a look around you people and channel your concerns around the REAL problems in Cayman. Just in case you don’t see any, open your eyes to the Drug Trafficking, Drug Use, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Poor Housing, Poor Nutrition, Environmental Health, not to mention all of the quality of life issues the Churches could be addressing or helping the government with.

    The tiny number of your fellow Caymanians who are seeking equality and a sense of justice is very, very small. After all, the majority of GAY Caymanians have fled their homeland for other countries that respect equality for all humans.

  11. Anonymous says:

    There is a significant amount of discrimination &/or unethical conduct taking place these days. For example, free speech and the ability to express your views and opinions is still oftentimes denied or suppressed by people in positions of power who want to carefully control the narrative and spin the truth. These people are often unwilling or unable to defend their positions so they resort to using their power to suppress the free exchange of ideas and opinions.

    Let’s hope that people take the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed DPB and other related legislation.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hate speech is not protected free speech, and that’s not a matter of personal opinion. See Penal Code §88A-C, and B in particular. The governor should back up his statements from last Friday with a visible show of force deterrent that represents the new standard of acceptability going forward. To not do so, risks undermining his own authority and that of the FCO. UK Territories not only have the obligation to offer a legal mechanism for same-sex civil partnerships, but they also have to defend those rights against those who would participate in malicious anti-equality rallies such as this one. Stronger messages are necessary it seems.

  12. Jenifer says:

    I identify as a microwave oven, can I have special privileges immediately! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😆😆😆😆😆

  13. Paul says:

    As a conservative gay man why can’t we just abolish all marriage completely and replace with civil unions for all adult couples of any sex honestly. Seriously let’s be adults people and not act like children in 2020! The problem will be solved immediately. 📚📗📘📒😀😀😀

    • Not ashamed to be gay - Gay lives matter says:

      You are right Paul !
      This is what has been done in most laic states with civil contracts regardless of sex and no longer marriages (religious meaning). Words and definitions are important to avoid confusion and discriminatory shorthand. Here, there is no separation between the State and the Church, all the Churches …
      It’s curious to see so many different Christian communities in this tiny country, they can’t even agree on the interpretation of the bible …
      Let them take care of the salvation of their souls and let the adults work for the well-being and the emancipation of ‘poor sinners’ …

  14. Anonymous says:

    Tisk tisk tisk all this controversy over a god no one can prove exist. LAAAAAAME

    • Snoopy says:

      Your ungratefulness for life is lame. Even though we know not where we obtain the oxygen that we breathe, we should always give thanks to the source that created it…be with a thankful heart my friend because the littlest things in life will shine a truth on the bigger things and you will begin to pick sense from nonsense.

      • Last Zion says:

        We do know where we obtain the oxygen that we breath… How can you give thanks to a plant or algae? Why should you being thankful of oxygen lead anyone to accept the Christian creation story (myth?)

  15. Anonymous says:

    People pick an choose which win upsets them most. I wonder if those pastors sleeping with the church sisters speaking up? Or the church’s that say women are below men and have to sit separately during service

  16. Anonymous says:

    I have family who are gay and lesbians. I don’t really care if they get married, just not here in Cayman. Don’t want to recognize here in law in Cayman. Love them all, don’t care if they have sex with animals or think plastic dolls or cows in the field are their new wives or husbands. Don’t care, never will care. God made you, I cannot judge you. But you found us here like this. We are the way we are, just like you. Those that were born here grew up this way. No one ever stopped you living, working or cohabitating as long as you kept it your business. Why anyone wants to go the way of the world which is causing protests, rioting, violence is beyond me. If you want to get married go on the next available plane get married in Miami and its done, no problem. Leave Cayman alone. Nobody in Cayman wants to change at this time. Can that alone be enough or should we get crazy people start doing what they doing over there?

    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t think Cayman was found with electricity. So are you now going to protest that electricity was brought to the islands because you don’t want to change?

    • Anonymous says:

      If you don’t care, don’t get a gay wedding. Really simple. We need legal protections just like all of you have and we are getting them. Enough. You have your own life to pay attention to. Not mine or my future husband’s.

  17. Anonymous says:

    8/18/2020 8:58 pm

    Thank you for your post. Everyone should join this poster and begin these marches like yesterday.

    As a Gay Caymanian man who can’t wait to have his foreign-born partner here with him legally without the immigration BS that we still have to go through after 14 years together, is something I desire and rightfully and legally deserve.

    Simply put, our union WILL NOT prevent you in any way from carrying on your hate in your places of worship or homes just not in mine.

  18. Divine Interventions says:

    “God Himself, sir, does not propose to judge a man until his life is over. Why should you and I?” ~Samuel Johnson

  19. Anonymous says:

    “Marriage is a divine institution” Sorry to say Christianity does NOT have the patent to marriage. Even IF it did, marriage is not what they are after. Besides, how did people get joined before Christianity? What, were we all living in sin till that tidbit of revelation came into being? Religious hypocrites.

  20. Anonymous says:

    The gov. wants to start taxing ALL of our a$$es and we are organizing to protest about ‘I Dos’!?

    I’m not LGBT and I’m not Christian, maybe I’ll show up too just to protest stupidity.

  21. Lomart says:

    “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
    I pray for wisdom for those Christians who will not accept the rule of law. The Governor is going to do what he has to do and no amount of petitioning will change that.
    With so many ills in our society, the church/ministers could choose a battle that is win-able and one that will make a meaningful difference to the lives of the most vulnerable Caymanians. Here are a few suggestions (in no particular order) the churches could spend time, energy and resources on. These DEMAND marching for:
    • Mental Health Facility for young persons
    • Youth Drug Rehabilitation Facility
    • Educational programmes for High School drop-outs
    • Fair Employment opportunities for ALL Caymanians
    • Better Public Education that actually prepares
    students for the REAL world
    • Accountability and transparency of government
    spending and concessions given
    • Career and Guidance counselling
    • Proper public VOCATIONAL institution
    • A decent minimum wage
    • Affordable facilities for Special Education Needs

    So many more things but this should be a start. Remember GOD IS LOVE and he commanded us ‘To love our neighbour as ourselves’. He also created mankind in ‘his own image’

    • Anonymous says:

      8:58 pm
      The most important one was left out:- JOBS for CAYMANIANS. They are told to pursue tertiary education and after they are successful and return home, they apply for jobs and never get as much as a phone call acknowledging the receipt of their application. Isn’t it time for a rude awakening. Wake up job applicants, it’s time to make your voices heard, The jobs are not for work permit holders alone.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Dumbasses

  23. Anonymous says:

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

    Bunch of religious hypocrital zealots.

  24. Anonymous says:

    There is a difference between tolerance of a sin and the legalization of a sin. The Christian community is against the sin and not the people. This protest is about the fact that a country with a constitution based on Christian values is now being forced to legalize a sin. There are many sins committed and tolerated daily but this one is about to be legalized. Caymanians are now a minority and therefore being forced by the majority to go against the values we were built on. The LGBTQ community is already being tolerated and thankfully we have not had any hate crimes in Cayman against this community. The intention of the Christian community is to protect the values our country was built on and they too have freedom of speech and should not be discriminated and ridiculed. It’s easy to stand and allow wrong to happen but it takes guts to stand for what’s right and for God’s spoken words. I pray for this world as we all continue to validate sin to make it an easy excuse to ignore and/or partake. God bless Cayman and may His words always prevail!

    • john berryhill says:

      Is practicing a religion other than Christianity a sin? If so, why is it legal?

      God does not support religious freedom.

    • Anonymous says:

      Gay sex is legal and atheism is a constitutional right.

      That horse done out the gate. Get over it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t be ridiculous. Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride–tell me which one of those is illegal.

      Thee concept of a sins is part of the values which you have chosen to follow to live your life. Stop trying to push your values and beliefs to restrict what others do. They aren’t making you get gay married.

    • JTB says:

      There is a difference between tolerance of a religion and the legal imposition of that religion.

      You can believe, on the basis of what your own personal imaginary friend tells you, that being gay is a ‘sin’, but that doesn’t give you the right to discriminate against anyone else, and it doesn’t (or shouldn’t) have the slightest legal effect.

    • Anonymous says:

      You aren’t in Jamaica anymore.

      You might be surprised to learn that (unlike in Jamaica) Homosexuality was legalized in the Cayman Islands in 2000 (for the record, that was 20 years ago) with the revocation of stone-aged Buggery Act 1533. For emphasis, the year of former governing Act of Law was 1533, which was 487 years ago. For context, that’s when Henry VIII (six marriages and many executions) sat on the throne, dressed like an extra from Game of Thrones. Even he was excommunicated by the Church of England in 1538 for being an idiot. He built the Tower of London and is recorded as one of the most notorious evil-doers in the pantheon of monarchy. So we’re clear, that was the moral-compass that authored that Law. Tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousand of people, were murdered in the UK and colonies since 1538 under that law.

      Even subsequently to legalization in 2000 in Cayman there was a headline violent deadly hate crime in 2008 that cannot be erased by your poor memory or attempts at revision:

      “…although Frederic Bise was a gay man, his brutal killing was never prosecuted as a hate crime. Anglin met Bise at a West Bay jerk stand and went home with him. But at some point the men went to another location, possibly Barkers, where Bise was beaten to death and later found in the trunk of his own blazing car on the driveway of his own home.” Leonard Ebanks was convicted of assisting Anglin with disposing of his body. Both men circulated in the community for years, boasting of what they did, before being finally sentenced in 2017. That means that for years there were entire social circles of people that were perfectly fine with the murder and gruesome disposal, and very few came forward to provide witness testimony.

      That’s serious evil, witnessed by an all-seeing God and most of us.

    • Anonymous says:

      YOUR PERSONAL INTERPRETATION of what is sinful has absolutely no bearing on my life and the fact that ppl like you think that it should is terrifying.

      How a group of people filled with the “grace of God” can be so ridiculously insecure boggles my mind. You worry about your salvation and I’ll worry about mine.
      If God exists, I assure you, she doesn’t want or need your misguided cheerleading. You’re making her look bad.

  25. Anonymous says:

    When will the CMA come out for banning divorce and criminalizing adultry?

    • Anonymous says:

      And penalize those that have children outside of marriage or with multiple partners.

      • Anonymous says:

        Hahaha. I think the collection bowl might be a little light if they condemned people who did that….

    • Anonymous says:

      …what about the rapists, wife beaters and child molesters they insulate and promote in their ranks?

      …what about the corrupt church leaders that attempted to embezzle public funds via the NBF?

      …what about the prohibition on eating unclean pork, pointy-nosey fishes, reptiles, crustaceans and mollusks…conveniently omitted!

      …what about picking the log out of your own eye before helping someone with the speck in theirs? …blind to their own hypocrisy!

      …what about GOD’s forgiveness of sin, and the Good News of the New Testament? …why do our self-righteous zealots feel it’s their place to have everyone answer to them on Earth?!? …cardinal sin 101: judge not lest thou be judged!!

      …what about the primary mission of helping the poor, feeding the hungry, clothing the unclothed, spreading the Good News? …lessons lost!

      These guys better hope and pray there isn’t a St Peter to reconcile their catalog of transgressions. On balance I wouldn’t like their chances any more than hardest non-hypocritical athiest! I would suspect the God would act more severely towards those that ought to know better, yet consciously defied anyway, lying to everyone about their own piety!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Is a bisexual person normal? If so, should a bisexual person be allowed to enter into a domestic partnership with with both a man and a woman if they are all in a committed relationship and are consenting adults? Why should we discriminate against bisexual people and why does the DPB not take into consideration the discrimination taking place against bisexual individuals?

    CNS:
    You’re tying yourself into silly knots in a failed attempt to make some sort of point. LGTB includes bisexual people. After the DPB is passed, a bisexual person can marry whomever they like. Polygamy will still not be legal. No discrimination.

    • Anon says:

      Not the point CNS. XXX

      CNS: I’ve deleted the rest of this comment because you are making the same point with more words. The response is the same. The notion that same-sex marriage will lead to polygamy is a non-argument intended to stir up the gullible, just like all the other utterly ridiculous ‘slippery slope’ arguments.

  27. Anonymous says:

    While the six passages that address same-sex eroticism in the ancient world are negative about the practices they mention, there is no evidence that these in any way speak to same-sex relationships of love and mutuality. To the contrary, the amount of cultural, historical and linguistic data surrounding how sexuality in the cultures of the biblical authors operated demonstrates that what was being condemned in the Bible is very different than the committed same-sex partnerships we know and see today. The stories of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19) and the Levite’s concubine (Judges 19) are about sexual violence and the Ancient Near East’s stigma toward violating male honor. The injunction that “man must not lie with man” (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13) coheres with the context of a society anxious about their health, continuing family lineages, and retaining the distinctiveness of Israel as a nation. Each time the New Testament addresses the topic in a list of vices (1 Corinthians 6:9, 1 Timothy 1:10), the argument being made is more than likely about the sexual exploitation of young men by older men, a practice called pederasty, and what we read in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans is a part of a broader indictment against idolatry and excessive, self-centered lust that is driven by desire to “consume” rather than to love and to serve as outlined for Christian partnership elsewhere in the Bible. While it is likely that Jews and Christians in the 1st century had little to no awareness of a category like sexual orientation, this doesn’t mean that the biblical authors were wrong. What it does mean, at a minimum, is that continued opposition toward same-sex relationships and LGBTQ identities must be based on something other than these biblical texts, which brings us back to a theology of Christian marriage or partnership.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Hilarious to see an interracial couple protesting against marriage equality. If only we could stuff them into a Time Machine and send them back to when their marriage was illegal because of Christians citing Bible absurdities.

    Read Genesis, fundies. The curse of Ham nonsense used to be cited widely as justification for legally prohibiting interracial marriage.

    It is so tedious dragging you people along through history.

    #lame

  29. Anonymous says:

    Natural selection has an influence on what we ultimately come to see as normal and abnormal. Some people say that nature favors a heterosexual pairing as it is the only natural way to ensure the continuation of mankind. As such, to them, homosexuality is clearly a deviation from the norm.

    Many creatures have variations that are not all considered normal. These deviations can come in the form of both physical and mental abnormalities. These abnormalities can and often do take root during development in the womb but might not manifest themselves until later in life.

    Homosexuals might not be considered normal because they don’t represent what most people believe to be normal. However, normal is not the criteria that should be used for us to extend love and compassion to anyone that is in need.

    • Anonymous says:

      Gay people lived among us forever. Families cared for all and no difference was made, they were accepted in their communities. Only now, these newcomers are making waves about rights, when all these years they all had rights. What Is so different now? If in the beginning there was only two men or two women, could the governor tell us how there could/would be a populated world. Someone should be able to enlighten the confused populace. Can they procreate???

      • Anonymous says:

        The human world stayed with 2 men and 2 women? That might explain your difficulty understanding this topic. Ever heard of evolution?

      • Anonymous says:

        @ 7:58
        How did Adam, Caín AND Abel procreate, if the only woman (supposedly) was Eve? Are details missing from the Bible (😲) or something more unacceptable than civil unions for LGBTQ happened? 👀

      • Anonymous says:

        This is such an ignorant statement. Maybe if you ask yourself and reflect upon what rights marriage affords to heterosexual couples you will begin to understand what equality we are about to get for us, LGBTQ. And also : do you believe heterosexual couples who can’t procreate for whatever reasons should not be allowed to get married, according to your logic?

  30. Anonymous says:

    Fellow haters, don’t waste your time raising money to fight this battle. Instead lets collect to build a large Ark to sail us to a more god fearing country. Somewhere God’s values are still upheld and homosexuality is illegal.Our godliness cannot save these sinners. Who’s with me? lets set sail for Guyana, Syria or Iraq and leave Cayman to the same fate as Soddom and Gomorrah.

  31. Anonymous says:

    All the crap thats going on and this is what people are spending time and energy on!
    Get with the times and look around your island to see what’s pulling it down!!!!!!!
    Not this 😉

  32. Anonymous says:

    Sad. Anyone with common sense knows that the governor is under instruction from Her Majesty.

    We had a chance to grow up and instead we quoted leviticus during parliamentary debate to defend our decisions.

    The bill will pass through royal assent. The protest is a pointless display of hatred and will only serve to further ruin the image of the church as being loving and accepting.

    Absolute shxt job at Evangelism here, Kat. A.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are a disgusting bunch of hypocritical people So molestation of a child by an adult (possibly a family member is acceptable?) never seen any of you fight for their rights over this. Domestic abuse, nothing, yet two people who aren’t hurting anyone you are going to fight against them….keep it up, you think covid is destroying tourism…..let the us news get wind of this….

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s a Christian issue my darling. If you think those are happening in lgbtq homes you may want to look who is sitting in the pew next to you.

      • Anonymous says:

        The congregations are encouraged to pray for them. There is nothing wrong with abuse or rape (as long as it is male and female). All is forgiven if you pray for them. (Sarcasm in comment).

    • Anonymous says:

      It surely isn’t helping the division between people. Seriously hope someone counter protests even to troll.

  33. Nicole Ann Eldemire says:

    Where is my 2 cents CNS??

    CNS: Here.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Really want to apologize for the impression of the church that these few persons are giving. There are many loving and accepting Christians here, and believe it or not, ministers of religion who are supportive of these equal rights. Please come forward so that the name of Christ does not continue to be maligned. His business is about saving souls, not fighting to keep the status quo.

    • Anonymous says:

      The Cayman Island’s Minister Association has ruined the image of Christianity and church. Half of their website is dedicated to bashing homosexuals, yet not a peep about pedophilia or fornication.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes and what about the pastor who fathered the out of wedlock child by his congregant and took the child home to his wife to raise? Or the pastor who was ‘counselling’ the 13 year old girl and molesting her at the same time?
        Please you holier-than-thou Christians, find a good cause and go support it. And don’t forget the church treasurer who stole from the church to send to his gay boyfriend in Honduras. Church is what/who are keeping people from God. They are the biggest deterrents.

      • Anonymous says:

        Shame on them

  35. Anonymous says:

    Both sides have a right to express themselves and with this right will come many things that are said that will upset both sides.

    I’ll be out in my rainbow regalia just to show my support for Chrsitians and my right to do whatever I damn well please.

    Mind your OWN business.

  36. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know about you but I’ll definitely be out there counter-protesting. Let’s show them that there’s an even larger number of people that SUPPORT the bill!

  37. Anonymous says:

    The Cayman Islands is built on Christian values, from our national anthem and our logo on on the flag which comes from the Bible. Why not get married somewhere else why do we have to conform?? People who came to work etc.why don’t you look for somewhere else to live that accept you the way you are. Marriage is between man and woman finish, God loves you but did not create marriage to be like that. Governor Roper you came to Cayman and the people accepted, accepted you to be for the the caymanians and do right by them not force a law on us which we won’t stand for.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is a domestic partnerships bill. It’s specifically not a marriage. Isn’t this exactly what you all wanted?

      • Anonymous says:

        No matter how many times that is repeated some can not understand. Yet they have opinion about how others must live their lives. I honestly don’t think it’s about same sex marriage, DPB, or whatever. It’s about the grip of power some of them are losing. A lot here like to play God and decide how others are allowed to live.

      • Anonymous says:

        No.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not a marriage, it merely gives same sex couples the legal rights we all enjoy, such as pensions etc..

    • Anonymous says:

      For people who claim to be Christian, it would serve you well to read your own Bible. There is nothing in there aside from Leviticus that even mentions homosexuality. For something that you claim is important to your religion, you people certainly do a terrible job understanding your own Bible.

  38. David S. says:

    Good job.Bravo Cayman Ministers Association, you are leading the way and for a good cause that will impact Cayman for generations.
    Don’t let up, donot retreat, keep on fighting.

    • Anonymous says:

      Equality won, discrimination and bigotry lost. What is it that you can’t understand? Fighting what?

  39. JTB says:

    So long as there’s also a straight tax with 10% of revenue allocated to Colours Cayman

  40. Anonymous says:

    Let’s live by the Bible. How many wives did King David have?

  41. SSM345 says:

    Great photo.

    Couple of things to note;

    i. up until the 60s they wouldn’t have been allowed to marry each other due to their skin color in places like the US, UK pretty much everywhere;
    ii. women wouldn’t have been able to work, vote etc until the 40-50s?

    That’s called….wait for it……..discrimination.

    Then look what happened……..

    #legalizecommonsense

    • Anonymous says:

      You are so illinformed about God’s word I feel emphathy for and pray for all those who think that this “gay marriage thing is ok but God has something in store for us come September! Let us all pray for our Islands! God Bless us all!

  42. Anonymus says:

    I believe if we preach and exhibit Christ’s love and grace more we wouldn’t have time tobe so worried about what people do with their lives. People are more susceptible to love. It’s not our duty as Christians to protest what we choose to conceived as sin. it’s our duty to profess love and allow Christ to do the rest. I am a sinner saved by grace and I pray that day will never come when I would forget that, because that’s the day I become a judge and jury of others. Let’s pray for each other and let God be God.

    • David S. says:

      Anonymous 3:31, you are a poor excuse for a Christian. Its wolves like you in sheep clothing that cause harm and confuse the little ones who really want to serve God and seek truth. Shut up will you.Get a life.

      • Anonymous says:

        And sadly David, it’s homophobes like you that give Christians and Caymanians a bad name. You get a life – hopefully one not stuck in the 1950’s.

      • Anonymous says:

        And you XXXX, are a poor excuse for a human being.

        CNS: The writing skills of this commenter is much too poor for it to be who you think it is.

      • Irony says:

        Saves me having to spoken like a true Christian.

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