Jamaica: Pastors again try playing the victim card

News in brief:

JAMAICA: About 1,500 people rallied June 23 against proposals to repeal the nation’s anti-buggery law, with Christian pastors again proclaiming that Christians would be the victims if LGBT were no longer threatened with prison sentences for same-sex activity. Pastor Leslie Buckland argued that gay rights activists are trying to “take over the world” and warned that if anti-sodomy law were repealed, activists would “go back to the court to make it a criminal offense to speak against the homosexual lifestyle.”

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Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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