1. petchary
    petchary at |

    I will be there and looking forward to it. They are personal heroes of mine, too. Members of J-FLAG and also Yvonne and others should be there and I hope they all have the opportunity to meet the Shepherds. I plan to blog about it afterwards.

  2. stanely21
    stanely21 at |

    No one will listen to them in Jamaica, they’re white!

    1. Rev. Donald Hill, D.D.
      Rev. Donald Hill, D.D. at |

      I am white and I was received in Jamaica where I preached for 8-10 weeks to good crowds. I do hope Jamaicans will show the normal Caribbean hospitality to these dear people.

      I oppose homosexuality but believe in being kind and considerate to all people even when we disagree with their lifestyle. My work involves preaching the Word of God and teaching Biblical principles. This means I must tell you that same gender sexual relations are a sin.
      Homosexuality is forbidden by the Word of God. I ask you to read Romans 1:26,27 and
      1 Corinthians 6:9,10.

      But by the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross God has provided legal grounds whereby ALL our sins can be forgiven if we will believe this, and receive Christ by faith as
      our Savior.

      The Bible says “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalms 103:12) God also promises “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:12)

      My sympathy goes out to Judy and Dennis Shepard. They are loving parents and have learned much from what they have gone through. My wife and I are also parents and are now grandparents. We all face challenges even though they are different. I say to them “Thank you for sharing.”

      In the strongest language possible I say this to all our readers, to the people of Jamaica and the whole world: We are totally opposed to any form of violence against homosexuals.
      On the contrary. We want you to be polite, speak graciously to them, and show them every practical kindness.

      At times I may used strong language in my preaching and writing but it is directed against the practice not the persons.

      It I because I love them I explain over an open Bible why it is in their best interest to avoid homosexuality, and I am there for them to help them break free by counseling and prayer if they choose to go that route.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  3. David
    David at |

    Colin, now its after the fact, can you do a follow-up and let us know how the visit went?


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