Blackett knocks gay-bashing
MONSIGNOR?Vincent Blackett says the church will not support gay-bashing.
The Catholic priest Blackett took issue with the severe public criticism of homosexuals when delivering the sermon during the National Independence Service at St Mary’s Church before a congregation that included Acting Governor General Elliott Belgrave, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Chief Justice Marston Gibson and Archbishop of the West Indies Dr John Holder.
“Whilst we will do all in our power to defend the sacred institution, the family, we will not support the bashing of people whose sexual orientation is different, nor are we going to join with those whose words can do nothing but create a homophobic atmosphere,” he said.
“Fundamental to the Christian teaching is the dignity of the human person and when we see that dignity threatened we will stand by them.” (MK)
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