The Reverend Adolph Davis addressing the rally in Kingstown on Thursday. (iWN photo)

A Christian preacher says that the family, as the foundation of society, has been shaken because of several things, but he has to highlight the “LGBTQIA+ agenda”.

“It is a serious thing. It is an attack on the family, my brothers and sisters,” the Reverend Adolph Davis told a rally in Kingstown, on Thursday, in support of the anti-buggery and gross indecency laws in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

“When you give permission for same-sex relationship, it is an attack on the family, when you teach our children that you can have two daddy and two mommy, what kinda craziness is that? It is an attack on the family. When you watch our innocent children, boys and girls and you watch the boy and say, ‘Not because your body look so mean you are a boy you know, you might very well be a girl’, it is an attack on the family.”

Davis, a Methodist cleric, said deliberately sabotaging the principles of procreation is an attack on the family.

He was speaking at the rally organised by the Christian Coalition, a group of churches that had bonded together amidst a legal challenge to the constitutionality of SVG’s anti-buggery and gross indecency laws.

“You have two men, you know they can’t make children, they does have to borrow other people child, two women can’t make children,” Davis said in an address delivered partly in the Vincentian vernacular.

“And the problem is not that they can’t make because some problem with them being able, them can’t mek because they can’t mek. That’s how God mek nature.”

“It is an attack on the family when we encourage our men to get a smallie,” he said, a reference to adulterous relationship between older married men and younger unmarried women.

“Say Amen!” he told the hundreds of persons, mainly wearing white, the colour that the Christian Coalition had asked participants to wear at the event.

 “And here nuh, at times, we encourage the nonsense. We gi’ the man a bump and say, ‘Yeah boy, you’re a bad man.’

“That is an attack on the family. It is an attack on the family when the woman wouldn’t leave the married man alone,” he said to cheers.

“I didn’t hear amen for that,” Davis said.

A section of the crowd at the rally. (iWN photo)

The preacher said that it is an attack on the family when parents cannot get over themselves for the good of their children.

“And so you have so many stories where mommy and daddy ah fight one another and cuss one another. It wrong. It’s an attack on the family when we encourage daddy fuh go drink and behave stupid and go slap up mommy. It wrong. It is an attack on the family when mommy slapping up daddy too. It wrong.”

He said it is an attack on the family when children have to be moving from one household to another, Davis said, adding that that is not how God intended for it to be.

The reverend also spoke out against parents who pay more attention to their job and making money than to their children.

“Too many children are raised by strangers. It is an attack on the family when our children’s primary babysitter is the tablet, TV or cell phone,” Davis said.

He said that some parents behave as if a handheld device is a necessity and because they don’t want to spend time with their children they give them tablets and cell phone.

“We have to once again give our children some space to play and interact and vex and mek up…”

He also spoke out against the sexual abuse of children.

“It is an attack on the family when our big men troubling our little boys and the little girl and them. It wrong. It wrong…  I heard a song the other day calling them dutty man because it wrong.

“When did we become a society that want to look the other way? Now, the truth is that this been happening a little while but we keep encouraging it, tolerating it, excusing it. It wrong man. Tekking away the innocence of our little children,” Davis said.

Demonstrators take part in the march in Kingstown on Thursday. (iWN photo)

He said the home is supposed to be a safe place.

“Some ah you does know the wrong thing them going on and yo’ doh talk. Some ah you see the 13-year-old live next to you and the gyal geh pregnant and yo’ just left the thing so. We have to stand up against it.”

Davis said that when a society accepts “the homosexual agenda, what we are covering up and not addressing is that there are a lot of people who felt unloved, who are broken and abused and molested and damaged and that’s how they turn to homosexuality and then you want to call that an orientation? That is wrong.”

He said it is an attack on the family when parents and children no longer spend time together

“It is an attack on the family when we borrow foreign values and fail to discipline we children and them. Too many parents have to ask the children’s permission. ‘Tommy, can I spank you today?’ Craziness!

“That’s not how God designed this thing. Too many parents operating a hotel at home; so the children and them only get up fuh eat, go back to sleep, get up for school. Stop the nonsense.  Too many parents don’t know how to tell their children no. Too many parents don’t know how to give their children discipline.

“Too many parents want to give their children what they never get; careful with that. It is time for us to take back our families. It is time for us to take back our homes. Our nation needs strong families.”

Davis said families need to start praying and worshiping together again.

“Our families need to be grounded in the word. That’s how God designed it. That’s why the first thing God gave the family –Adam and Eve — was the word.

“My brothers and sisters, our families are under attack but we thank God that we are more than conquerors through him that loves us and we will take back our families,” Davis said.

8 replies on “‘LGBTQIA+ agenda … is an attack on the family’ — preacher”

  1. ‘Sin is an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.’ So who are these Pastors to categorize the value between one sin and the other? All are ‘attacks on the family, our brothers and sisters.’ …..”For this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no distinction, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

  2. Orlando Alexander says:

    Good morning St Vincent and the grenadines. I really dont want to say much anymore on this topic but I will say this though. I just pray and hope the St Vincent is prepared for the after effects of legalizing the LGBTQ legislation.
    I don’t know much about the USA, but her in the UK if a member of the LGBTQ community decides they wants a transformation surgery and is being refused it’s a law suit under the discrimination act.
    Then the government have to start paying out for these medical and medicines putting tax payers under more stress and may even lead to the country being bankrupt trying to please and meet the needs of each individual.

    The only reason these two individuals are trying so hard for this to be in place is because they know what outcome they looking for.

    1) Are they hoping to move back to St Vincent to live?
    2) What exactly is their motive?
    3) Has anyone interviewed them to find out their motives behind all this?
    4) If they have chosen their paths in life and became resident of another country, are they willing to give up the status in the UK and USA to retain their citizenship in St Vincent?
    5) correct me if I am wrong, but from my understanding if an individual claim asylum in another country he cannot at any point return to the country he is running from. So then tell me what is in the mortar besides the pissle here?

    And in that not I done!!!!!!!!

  3. Yes all sin is sin….but the LGBT whatever agenda is to destroy our families. Praise God for this pastor who has the courage to stand up and speak out. It appears my country of birth are following the democrats straight to hell.

  4. So shall it in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah ,God is going to judge the world. This includes the batty boys who are in and out of the closet. The Nigel included. Abrahams fought with the gays . They did not want his daughter, they want carnal.

  5. ELMA you write the following, perhaps in defence of those two individuals; “Sin is an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.’ So who are these Pastors to categorize the value between one sin and the other?” And “There is no distinction, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” And also “For this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.”

    If that is the case ELMA, I am inclined to think that you are surely and thoroughly misguided in your defence. Very much like those Lawyers, JOMO and his counterpart Shirlan “Zita” Barnwell.

    It is accepted that as individuals, that we “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” but you must accept ELMA, that God has granted repentance to some individuals and not to others!

    Therefore, it is sure most strange to write of the “righteousness from God (that) comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe” when there has been no granting of repentance! As is demonstrated through the ignoring of Jesus Christ and his requirements!

    You thus cannot claim ELMA, that all are in the same situation, when all most clearly are not, for some remains as reprobates while others are granted sure and guaranteed repentance.

  6. Stop hate your gay brothers and sisters. It’s the way they were born. Black folks should know better than to discriminate against anyone for something they can’t help. Remember how they treat us because of our skin color?

  7. Jessica Joseph says:

    As someone who receives reports of abuse of women and children around the Caribbean, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines is one of the WORST places for women and children. Not because of LGBT people but pedohiles, rapists, violent men. The UN once reported it is the rape capital of the English speaking Caribbean. Government corruption is rampant. One of my co-worker’s mum had a heart attack, there wasn’t even a cardiologist or proper equipment in the hospital and the health care is ABYSMAL. Domestic abuse is rampant and women are at the mercy of philandering men making children all over the place who they cannot take care of.

    But yeah, LGBT people merely existing, living and working and enjoying their equal rights is somehow going to destroy families. As if that destruction has not already been happening for GENERATIONS and you never once saw a single pastor organizing a march for the hundreds of little girls and women raped. Not for the thousands of women beaten by their husbands. Not for the Vincentian model victimized by the PM’s son and locked up in an asylum and then hush-hush removed from the island.

    LGBT people are a convenient scape-goat. They aren’t the problem in Saint Vincent at all. Not by a long-shot!

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