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St Vincent government minister raises concerns over same sex marriage
Published on September 5, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Robertson S. Henry

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- St Vincent and the Grenadines minister for ecclesiastical affairs Maxwell Charles raised the issue of same sex marriage during a recent address.

Speaking on the contentious subject, the Vincentian government minister told his audience that the same sex marriage issue is coming upon the world and St Vincent and the Grenadines will not be immune to it.

Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs Maxwell Charles
“Something is coming on the world and you see this same sex marriage thing, we will not be immune,” Charles stated. “Already I am hearing and observing little rumblings in our little St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“My opinion on this and I will stick to this until I die. In the Garden of Eden during the week of Creation, one of the precepts or one of the pillars that God made was the family, a marriage between Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.”

He stated his displeasure at “marriage between a biological man and another biological man” and observed that “when you go to some of these lectures on same sex marriages, people are talking with water in their mouth.”

Accusing church leaders of being divided on the issue, Charles pointed out that, if the nation is going to say no, to help government ministers, some of whom are Christians, then the leaders must stand up and stand their ground.

To combat this influence, he told the gathering “you the Church of God must learn to stand your ground. You will have to tell men and women that what said the Lord is stronger than any political organization that would want to bring ruin to a nation that depends on the Bible as its rule of law.”

However, he noted, “we are going to have a problem if a section of the churches are saying yes to it.”

To cries of “Preach it preacher!” the minister warned the gathering of “aid to our country will be attached to that issue.”

He then gave an example of an encounter that he had when he was the country’s ambassador to England, which revealed the extent of the forces arrayed against St Vincent and the Grenadines. Part of the proposed new constitution for St Vincent and the Grenadines stated that marriage was recognized as being between a man and a woman.

There were forces lined up against St Vincent and the Grenadines and “one day a certain gentleman” came to see him at the embassy.

According to Charles, “He was not that girly-girly person. He was a big strong strapping man like me, and he was showing me the dangerous road that St Vincent was going down in saying that we recognized a man and a woman. He admonished me that we should word it differently so everybody can have their own rights.”

The former ambassador told the gathering that by the time he returned home after completing his tour of duty, a letter had already been sent to leaders in St Vincent and the Grenadines to change the wording of that particular clause.

He reiterated his earlier warning in stating, “There is a movement afoot to back this thing (same sex marriage). What is going to happen if a donor organization says, following another disaster like the December 24, 2013 one, that you have to pass something in Parliament to back same sex marriage; otherwise nothing for you?”
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Peter Binose:

It really pisses me off that this so called man of the cloth spends a day this week with PM Ralph Gonsalves and starts all this crap again.

There is no such proposal by anyone, no discussion about such, nothing, except between you Mr Charles and Gonsalves.

You will never go to heaven, if you keep repeating the lies of others.

Peter Binose:


Tellus Alie (aka Peter Binose) shut your foolishly lying clap trap of a mouth, go away! I have a new phrase for you that fits in with Vincy lingo “you, too previous” Lol.

Serious! Every time I go on line to read something of importance about SVG, up comes this phantom of an Idiot “Tellus Alie”... Go away!

“Minister Charles concerns are to be taken seriously”!

Maybe one day SVG will be placed in this “uncomfortable situation” to either make some constitutional changes to go along with the developed countries interests especially the leading countries rights of same sex marriages, or be faced with socio-political and economic sanctions (blackmail).

And to “fail to prepare” at this juncture for that inevitable day is to “prepare to fail”! Well now, “what is to be done”?

While we sit and ponder on how this “economic blackmail” will come about, consider the World Bank, the IMF and the Vatican as the foremost Institutions that will be taking the lead on matters like this and of this magnitude? But, ex President George W Bush says it best... “You’re either with us or against us.” That’s the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Economics they say!
This thing is more “philosophical” than political in my book! We need to understand “each other” more “thoroughly”. May God help us all!
“Man! Know thy self”!

Peter Binose:

Vinciman alias Gonsalves, go and boil your head and stop bringing this smoke screen crap to us.

There are much more important things to consider at the moment, like the theft of 23 million dollars from the NIS.

More money needed again for the airport.

No money coming anytime soon from CDB for Leeward road, due to default on previous loan.

Airport runway to be laid with concrete despite the compaction test's are still unfavourable.

Rivers still have no defence work started on them puting further life and property at risk.

No one can impose same sex marraige on us, except us, and no Vincention is going to support that, so quit the crap.

Tobia Pastel:

Hello Mr Binose, I will never support the ULP not in this life or the next, however what Maxwell Charles said, is a fact, the big countries will be coming to force that issue down our throat. In the country where I now live, they are already talking about attaching it to any aid being given to developing countries. However they are calling it equal marriage to twist the heads of the young people. Out governments have to make sure the y generate economic development to so we can generate wealth and be able to resist the blackmail that will be coming with the AID.

The only equal marriage I know is a equal between a male and a female. We will have to be prepared to stand up for what we believe and not to kick out the values and norms that keep our society intact, and not to adopt foreign values into our laws, and resist the one world order.


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