The Christian Coalition SVG, a group of churches, will hold a March and Rally in Kingstown on Thursday, one day after a pre-trial hearing of a lawsuit challenging the anti-buggery laws in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with the rally beginning at 12.30 p.m. at Heritage Square.
The theme is “A Call to Righteousness, Calling our Nation to God”.
Bishop Stephen Ollivierre, of the Christian Coalition steering committee, said three areas of national concern will be highlighted.
They are: the challenge to SVG’s buggery laws of SVG, crime, and the family — rape/domestic abuse.
The march will start simultaneously at Mahogany Square (Girls High School Bus Stop) and Little Tokyo, There will be joint prayer at the Court House, after which both groups will march together to Heritage Square.
The organisers are asking persons attending the rally to wear plain white tops.
The Christian Coalition SVG is a collaboration of various churches, including the Association of Evangelical Churches, Seventh Day Adventists, Methodists, Catholics, and Spiritual Baptists.
Gay Vincentians Sean Macleish, 53, who is based in the United States, and Javin Johnson, 22, who successfully claimed asylum in the United Kingdom in 2017 have brought the legal challenges against SVG’s buggery laws.
The men are arguing that the laws, leftovers from British colonial rule, are discriminatory, inhumane and against the basic tenets of the Constitution of SVG that protect the rights and freedoms of every citizen, and that they were removed from the UK some time ago.