From THE FREEPORT NEWS:
A group of local pastors is speaking out against a cruise ship carrying homosexual passengers that is expected to call on Bahamian ports. In a joint statement released over the weekend, Pastors Lyall Bethel, Allan Lee, Cedric Moss and Alfred Stewart responded to what they called a recent announcement that a cruise ship may once again be bringing hundreds of homosexual passengers to New Providence.
"We, as Bahamian pastors who are concerned about upholding the morality and decency of our Judeo-Christian heritage, take this opportunity to reaffirm our position regarding such events that have the potential of impacting that heritage in a lasting negative manner," said the statement.
"In accordance with the clear teaching of Scripture, we reiterate that homosexuality and lesbianism is a sin. However, we welcome all people to our shores as long as they are willing to obey our laws, respect our values, and not mock them by openly flaunting social behaviour that are contrary to them. Knowing that we risk being misunderstood, we hasten to say that we are in no way hateful of homosexuals and lesbians; to the contrary, we love them," the statement read.