Don we now our gay apparel
This morning there is the most recent article (apparently there have been ongoing debates) on the subject. According to the article, T & T is the only place in the world that has ever called for a ban on Elton John because of his sexuality. Hmmm ...
"Members of the public who called in to radio programmes gave reasons of moral and spiritual value while one person claimed that there is an immigration law banning confessed homosexuals and lesbians from entering the country." (Source).
Er ... is it also illegal to be born, bred and living in the country?
Tobago Christians say no to gay Elton John
Elizabeth W Allard Tobago Bureau
Sunday, March 11th 2007
Various sections of Tobago's Christian community are calling for the banning of Sir Elton John from performing at the third annual Plymouth Jazz Festival scheduled from April 27 to 29.
John, an acknowledged and unrepentant homosexual, is one of the festival's biggest draws, and Tourism Secretary Neil Wilson has countered that John is coming to perform and not to transfer his beliefs to the wider community.
In any case, Wilson said, let who is without sin cast the first stone.
However, Archdeacon Phillip Isaac, insists that John's lifestyle does not abide by what the Bible says, and firmly stands by the Christian principle that a man should not lie with a man.
He continued, "The artiste is one of God's children and while his lifestyle is questionable he needs to be ministered unto. His visit to the island can open the country to be tempted towards pursuing his lifestyle."
Isaac further stated that whether or not John is allowed to come to the island to perform, the religious communities need to cover their congregations spiritually.
Pastor of the People's Pentecostal Church, Glenroy Frank,Â said the controversy over John coming to perform in Tobago is a bit hypocritical since the very same church has endorsed gays as priests. In addition to this, he pointed out, several priests, both locally and internationally, have been charged with sexual crimes against children.
Frank however emphasised that he stands by the word of God which condemns homosexuality.
His message to John is to accept Jesus Christ into his life, and change his ways.
CL Communication's CEO, Tony Maharaj, who at this time is in Los Angeles, USA, making final confirmation of artistes, told the Sunday Express that John will be performing on April 29.
His being a homosexual should not prevent him from performing as an entertainer. He is not coming to preach, he insisted, "and nothing has changed with respect to him performing".
Comments from members of the public are below that article)