Bishop of Roseau reiterates stance on gay marriage

Bishop Gabriel Malzaire
Bishop Gabriel Malzaire

Catholic Bishop of Roseau, His Lordship Gabriel Malzaire, is urging Dominica to stay away from same sex marriages and has reiterated the church’s stance on the matter.

“In that area of life, the church has its own position, we cannot change the rules of the scriptures, we cannot change how God sees things,” Bishop Malzaire said.

Same sex marriages and gay rights have been gaining worldwide attention in recent times. US President Barack Obama mentioned the word “gay” for the first time in a presidential swearing-in speech when he was sworn in for his second term in office earlier this year.

“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” Obama said in his address on the Capitol steps after his swearing in.

On February 7, 2013, Britain’s House of Commons voted to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, culminating seven hours of heated debate. The bill now goes to committee and then to the House of Lords. But its approval in the House of Commons makes it highly likely that it will eventually become law.

The measure puts Britain on track to join other European nations, such as Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands, in opening up marriage to homosexual couples.

Last week Tuesday, February 12, France’s lower house of parliament approved a sweeping bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children.

Bishop Malzaire said he cannot tell anyone how to live their lives but his understanding of marriage is that of one between a man and a woman. “I cannot legislate for anybody how they have to live their lives,” he noted. “But I have to present it to humanity how the church understands how humanity should live and my understanding of marriage has to happen between a male and a female.”

He argued it that is the church’s stance and it will remain unchanged. “That is where the church is and that is where the church will be,” he said.

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231 Comments

  1. Justice and Truth
    February 21, 2013

    The Bishop represents God, His Word and teachings. He is within his right to inform you and warn you. Pay heed. Do not follow those so-called progressive countries and institute immorality in this Christian land for you will pay the price and for those whom you have encouraged and set a precedence. Our patient God’s repercussion upon you and your house will be severe.
    Hebrews 12: 25:28 – Penalties of Disobedience – See that you do not reject the one who speaks. For if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much more in our case if we turn away from the one who warns from Heaven. His voice shook the earth at that time, but now he has promised, “I will once more shake not only earth but Heaven. That phrase, “once more”, points to (the) removal of shaken, created things so that what is unshaken may remain. Therefore, we who are receiving the unshakable kingdom should have gratitude, with which we should offer worship pleasing to God in reverence and awe. For our God is a consuming fire.
    Colossians 2:2:8 – A General Admonition – Warning Against False Teachers – See to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to human tradition, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ.
    A few more to check out are: Matthew 5:-17:20 – Teaching about the Law
    Matthew 7:24:27 – The Two Foundations
    It is in the Bible! The Word of the Lord! He is faithful and true to his teachings and promises and will never rescind them.
    Why do I know? Because the Bible tells me so. :)
    Praise be to Our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God.

  2. Tut-Tut
    February 20, 2013

    @ Freethinker. Take a breather! Awah you will collapse.You will ruin your image like the resident prophet and her preaching nobody takes on.

  3. Observer
    February 20, 2013

    Bishop Malzaire, please stand for what you believe and what the church teaches. It may not be popular even among soem of us catholics. When Jesus was crufied, that did not change the course of salvation. In fact even at his crucifixion, tose who crucified him publicly exclaimed that he was the really and indeed the son of God. The truth, God’s word will always prevail even though some among us (including the clergy) have not lived up to the dictates of the good book and God’s teachings. Our chosen way of life does not change God’s teachings. And that is what that is important.

  4. Enlightenment
    February 20, 2013

    The Bishop should be addressing the sins within his church. The State of Dominica have to be enlightened to treat all its citizens equally with the same rights. That is not the bishop call. Time Dominica move away from the dogma of religion.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 21, 2013

      What about the sins within your household? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  5. Anonymous
    February 20, 2013

    I think the bishop should recognise that Dominica is not a theocracy,but a democracy.He is not a Dominican, and his responsibility is to his church members soul, not to try and influence government policy against its citizens. Catholics will not have gay marriages because it is their churches teaching,and the state will allow it. The state of Dominica have a responsibility to all of its citizens including its Gay citizens that they enjoy the same rights and privilages as other Dominican citizens.Bishop,we are no longer in the dark ages, we are now in the enlightenment. The church need to see to its own sins of child molestations ,still going on rampantly among the clergy.

    • sphinx
      February 21, 2013

      we are actually getting into the dark ages

      • May 28, 2014

        In the Bible a prophet said in the last days “Darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people.” :cry:

        But the Lord Jesus said “If any man follows me he shall not walk in darkness but shall have he light of life.” :-D

        The darkness is the lack of knowledge that comes from not having the light of the Word of God. :evil:

        Those who follow Christ in these dark days have the knowledge and understanding :idea: that ONLY the Word of God can give. Their lives show the difference. 8-O It is the only way to live.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

    • yay-z
      February 21, 2013

      What does being “Dominican’ have to do with it?

      Identify your sin first, and the church will do after

  6. Son of a Lesbian
    February 20, 2013

    I was raised by the most loving mother any son could have. She now identifies herself as a lesbian. She fell in love with the most wonderful partner she could ever hope for. I now have the most amazing Mothers. Each of them is a far better parent than my Dad ever was or is. And together they are full of love and support. They are in their seventies now and take care of each other with incredible respect and devotion. I know there is no God in this universe who would look at their relationship and their example to humanity and not be pleased.

    • anonymous
      February 20, 2013

      I’ll tell you what – why don’t you repeat the above to God in prayer and see what he says? He will not beat you over the head, he is gentle and loving – he corrects us when we are wrong (that is, he will reveal the truth to you).

    • yay-z
      February 21, 2013

      you need jesus

    • May 15, 2013

      Dear Son of Lesbian: My heart goes out to you because I have some idea what you must have lived through. The hurts inflicted upon you from outside your home make it necessary for you to be on the defensive. No doubt a significant number of people will read your comments and conclude that homosexual parenting can work very nicely. Others will read into your story and further conclude that homosexual domestic partnerships must be a viable alternative to heterosexual marriages if two lesbians provide such a good home for a child. Few of your readers have the ablility to objectively analyze your comments so this makes what you say dangerous to those who allow their opinions to be molded by what they read. For your sake and the benefit of the readers I am offering the following facts that should be considered by those who want to reach the right conclusions. (1) Obviously, your mother initially had feelings for a man or she wouldn’t have been in the relationship that brought you into the world. This strongly suggests she was not born a lesbian and there was some choice involved. (2) You imply that your father did not treat your mother and you well. I have heard of so many women who have turned to a lesbian relationship because they have been either abused by an older man early in life OR have been hurt by a male partner or partners. This strengthens the argument that they were not born lesbians. (3) God the Creator forbids homosexual behaviour in His Word (the Bible) and says it is sin. Please read Romans 1:21-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:9-10, and Jude vs. 7. Whether or not these two women were good parents to you and show respect and devotion to each other does not decide the rightness or wrongness of homosexuality. (4) The fact that a relationship seems to be working well does not make it right. If this critera is the deciding factor for two lesbians living together it could be – and would have to be – the critera for judging any relationship. What about a brother and sister or a father and daughter living together as man and wife? Would the fact that they seemed to get along and their home appears to be filled with love make it legal in the eyes of the law? Of course not! And it does not make it O.K. in the sight of God. (5) It is the natural thing for your mother to love and care for you. Regardless of whatever other things in her life are wrong (and noboby is perfect) she is a mother! The other lady may or may not be a biological mother. But as a woman she has a maternal instinct placed within her by God. No doubt she loved and cared for you. I am glad for this. But it has nothing to do with being a lesbian. It has everything to do with being a woman! I suspect she would have done even better in a God approved marriage with a husband and child or children of her own. (6) The love and devotion between your mother and her partner is partly generated by the disapproval of the outside world. The fact that they know they are in a relationship that is condemned by the church, sneered at by society at large (regardless of how broadminded and accepting they pretend to be), and held in contempt by their immediate community, drives them closer together in a sort of us against them syndrone. The psychological dynamic of this is little understood and easily misinterpreted. It does keep same sex couples together who might otherwise split up – not because of the great love they feel for each other but by the realization that there is nowhere to go. As far as finding somebody else they do not have the same choices hetrosexuals have. (7) You have been fortunate to have been raised in a situation where both your mother and her partner were good to you. Please believe me when I say I am so glad for this. It is not always the case in families where there are homosexual parents. I know of one situiation where a daughter was raised in a home by her biological parents but her father had a male live-in lover. What went on in that house (and was witnesses by the daughter) was so absolutely vile and criminal I would not include it here out of respect for DNO and their good, moral, and upright readers throughout the Caribbean. They do not deserve to be subjected to such filth! I also know of little boys raised in homes with two male parents who were abused by one or both these men. (8) Son of a Lesbian, you are not to blame because your mother lost her way. Many of us have an even worse situation than yours in our families that has caused us incredible pain. This lady is your mother. You will continue to love her and so you should. If she ever comes to the place where she is ready to turn her life around please be there to help her. She needs to know she can do this by the grace and power of God. I invite you to visit my website http://www.livinghopeministries.ca and go to SERMONS in the left margin. Listen to the sermon THE NEW BIRTH. Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

  7. FAE
    February 20, 2013

    I am always mindful of those idiosyncratic self-righteous fools, who are quick to denounce gay marriage…Those are the ones raping little boys and girls and screwing their male friends in the dark, thinking their “abominable” sins will NEVER come to light. Let the truth be told…we ought to watch them very closely!

    • May 28, 2014

      No, we denounce gay “marriage” because God Almighty the Creator of the Universe forbids homosexuality.

      Have you not read Romans 1:26,27. 1 Corinthians 6:9,10.
      1 Timothy 1:9,10. Jude vs. 7?

      Those who know me and follow our ministry know we are not guilty of the things you say we do. In fact they would consider your statements silly in the extreme.

      This is the way gay advocates defend themselves because they are not able to be objective. They have no scientific facts to base an argument upon. They have a problem when it comes to logic. Actually, your comments have not done a service to the gay cause. You have embarrassed them.

      Get an education!

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  8. Corrupt_Bastards
    February 20, 2013

    Sex education” and “gay rights” hide a degrading, anti-family, pedophile-friendly agenda.
    Angelo Scola for Pope!

    • May 28, 2014

      This is absolutely true.

      They are using the schools now as their main venue.

      They are trying to take away the rights of private Christian schools to teach scripture and Biblical morality. Here in Canada we are seeing governments trying to take away the right of private Catholic schools to teach against abortion and homosexuality.

      Schools are under pressure from governments to adopt sex education courses intended to make the students “less judgmental and more accepting” of homosexuality and in general more “gay friendly”. Children 1 accept as normal sexual behaviour deviate it would not have been discussed among adults 50 years ago.

      Parents have a right to know what their children are being taught in school. The teacher of one class here in Canada told the boys and girls if they thought their parents would object to the lesson material it might be better not to tell them.

      We are encouraging Christian parents to know, speak out, and fight back. Find out who the other parents are also oppose this kind of so-called education. Get together with them. Organize. Speak with one voice!

      Hopefully none of this applies to the beautiful nature island. Be watchful. You – the people – can make sure it never does.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

      • May 28, 2014

        Correction:

        Paragraph 4, the last sentence should say:

        Children 10 years old and up are being taught to accept deviate sexual behavior as normal that would not have been discussed among adults 50 years ago.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  9. Hmmm
    February 20, 2013

    I agree with the Bishop. People can live their lives however they choose. That is the free will given by God. But the law of God will not change to suit man or what is popular now. Christ hates the sin, not the sinner just as how parents hate when kids do wrong but never the child. It doesn’t mean because I love my child that I will accept a behavior that is wrong.

    I never understand why the gay and lesbian community wants the Church stop teaching the TRUTH. Live your lives how you choose. No one can stop you. But stop trying to make those of us who do not believe in it accept it. Thats all I ask. The rest will be decided at the Lord’s coming.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 21, 2013

      I will also never understand why they want to get married and why they marry. What fun is it that two people of the same gender have a relationship and get married? It is so ridiculous. Fools rush in where wise men never tread.

  10. Deleoncourt
    February 20, 2013

    People who are not black do not know what it is like to be black, people who are no chinese do not know what it is like to be chinese, people who are not gay do not know what it is like to be gay.Some people may say it is a choice but the reality is that you do not know because you are not gay. So this all boils down to ignorance and prejudice, I want you to replace in the article every time gay is said to black people. tell me how you feel about that? Eg the church’s stance is that Black people should not be able to be married etc…would that be acceptable?
    I would like to say moreover the catholic church due to its abominable history of torture, slavery, rape intolerance towards others of different religions and women has absolutely no right to pass moral judgements on anyone.. But I think most Dominicans are probably proud to have been brought from Africa to Dominica because the catholic church instigated and supported the slave trade. ompff me canse de arrojar perlas a los cerdos…”I’m so tired of throwing Perls to pigs

    • Willing to learn
      February 20, 2013

      Firstly your comparison is ridiculous. Are you saying that because one is not gay him/her does not know what it is like to be gay? We have gay friends, relatives etc, so some of us have a fair idea what it is to be gay. I agree with the bishop that we should not go down that way, it was for this very reason that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah – man want to sleep with Gods Angels that he sent to bring word to Lot, they refused his daughters and went seeking the Angels who appeared to them to be men (Lesbians did not exist then lol). I have gay friends and acquaintances, I do not support their lifestyle but I do love and tolerate them. Again it is up to them how they live their lives and just like me they are accountable to God only. I am not happy about slavery but just like the holocaust it had to happen, it is only because of mans stubbornness that these crimes against humanity are allowed to happen. And if you check your history you will see it was the black man that began selling their brothers and sisters to the white man. If you cannot appreciate yours why would someone else appreciate them? Finally I am happy that my ancestors came to the Caribbean for what I see black people in Africa still doing to each other I am happy that I am not living there and despite what Rasta say I am not going back to Africa!!

      • Deleoncourt
        February 21, 2013

        First of all you are insane. I just had to get that out there. Slavery and the Holocaust had to happen? where do I start to respond to your insanity.
        1. Yes even if you have friends who are gay and you bestow upon them all of your love and “tolerance” that does not mean you know what it is like.I have dogs and cats that does not mean because I’m in close proximity with them that I know what it is like to be one of them.
        2. Thank you for making reference to your book of fairy tales. However I dont think Goldy locks and the three bears should be used in the construction of law i.e approval or not of gay marriage “we are a state where the church and state are separate right?”
        3.If you checked your history you would know that the church started slavery. basically instigated it after missionaries found that Amerindians were not physically suited to hard labor so they were like ohh lets bring in the blacks instead!your point makes no sense. My point was an institution that claims to be gods representation on earth should not have such bloody hands
        4.have you been to Africa? not only have I been there I have lived there and there are economies far eg south African, Ghanian, Senegalese which are far more dynamic than Dominica’s. you should live a little maybe even read a little hopefully I have educated you sufficiently

    • Justice and Truth
      February 21, 2013

      Well, God did not create homosexuals and lesbians. He created babies who were normal human beings. Therefore, figure it out.
      If you are one of those, pray to God to release you of this bondage of sin and in Satan’s throngs.

  11. Peaches
    February 20, 2013

    Be warned! God NEVER loses! God never loses.

    • May 28, 2014

      Absolutely right :!:

      I have read the last chapter of the BOOK and guess what?

      It says we win!

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Internatonal Evangelist.

  12. ReeAreLeeTea
    February 20, 2013

    After reading almost all the comments posted here it comes to me that there are so much more people voting for gay rights and marriage. I am actuall scared for the future of this country. This is Dominica people. Dominigo. A land named after the Lord’s Day. Now no matter what problems we may have with history and religions, we cannot deny or defy nature. Sex is between a male and a female. It has consequences such as pregnancy. Gay intercourse is not sex. There can be no procreation with gay intercourse. Gay intercourse is wrong.

    The people who want to say that they are born gay, or that they can’t help being gay because their bodies are wired that way. I say to you that you have a problem and the solution is not to give in to it but to learn to fight it. What if a murderer goes into court and says he was born a murderer and can’t help being a murderer because he’s wired that way. Can we just say well it’s not his fault?

    We have to do better than that. There are so many more issues in this country that needs discussion for development, this topic shouldn’t even have to be brought up. There can be no gay marriage until the definition of marriage has changed. There can be no gay sex until the definition of sex has changed. Gay behavior should not be allowed or made legal until the laws of nature has changed.

    DNO I realize this may be a little long but please publish this one.

    • Evolved
      February 20, 2013

      I guess that all black people should learn to fight over the fact the being born black came with a slue of negatives.

      All we have to do is fight it – do you people even listen to how ridiculous you sound? Come on – what age are you living in? SMH

      • ReeAreLeeTea
        June 24, 2013

        It is interesting that you chose the name Evolved. Just a heads up. Evolution clearly shows that there can be no progress with gays.
        So I guess the next step are test tube babies all the way.
        I’m saying that we all have our trials and tribulations to deal with. Gay people, deal with yours. You know it’s wrong because even in your wording you still acknowledge it as a sin.
        PM Skerrit did the right thing for a change and refused to change the law. He better keep it up if he wants to stay the leader of this country or he will be the leader of the biggest landslide loss in the history of Dominica. I can assure you, this is one topic that he’s going to have to put his both feet down on.

    • Freethinker
      February 20, 2013

      What kind of psychopathic stupidity leads you to think a guy slicing victims into pieces is equivalent to two adults consenting to have sex? This has to be one of the most idiotic comparison I’ve seen in a while, and that’s saying something on DNO.

      • ReeAreLeeTea
        June 24, 2013

        Well I wouldn’t expect anything less from someone who thinks like you. You wouldn’t understand how this tears at the moral fabric of even morality itself. When we destroy man’s described laws we may find ways around it, but when we try to destroy even the laws of nature then where are we heading. Even the lowest of animals know that this is wrong. Don’t you have more sense, understanding and will power than an animal?
        That’s where you want to take our country? Isn’t all the crime and violence and immorality already present enough? Do we really need to condemn ourselves to more?
        God says, properly thinking men say and nature says it is wrong. What makes you think it’s right?

      • ReeAreLeeTea
        June 24, 2013

        I also notice that your statements have no credence of explanation. You only ask a question and then ridicule my opinion without offering anything to support your opinion. I could do it also. For example I could simply respond => I guess that’s how a gay person would think.

        Now that would have been an uninformed and uniforming answer.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 21, 2013

      Dominique and Sunday Island which it was once called. It was a blest island. With what is occurring in it, although there are some nice people and religious ones, I do not know if it is still blest.

    • sphinx
      February 21, 2013

      check out your definition of the lord’s day.bible history teaches us that saturday is the Lord’s day.

      • yay-z
        February 21, 2013

        @ sphinx..LMAO

        The idiotic comparison is trying to substitute all thought regarding Gays as the same as being Black!!

        We are all doomed.

        Gay intercourse is wrong. Where is procreation? how are they going to multiply.

        Yes Fada! the devil really is present. because ignorancy is still prevalent.

        Preach it bishop

      • Waitukubuli-Original
        February 21, 2013

        Everyday is the Lord’s day. Don’t try to be holy one day and having sex the other 6 days. If you break one law, you break all!

  13. February 20, 2013

    Sometimes I really wonder why it is that we keep beating up on one another whenever such topic arises,knowing that it is a done deal.The Creator the entire universe(JEHOVAH)has the final say in this and all other such matters.We(humans)do have the final say.His word is exhalted above his name.His word will not return unto him void(in other words.What ever he says will happen now and in the future,that’s exactly what will come to pass.It’s for that reason he said,as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah so shall it be in the end.But folks usually quote that passage and leave out the other.He also said,as it was in the days of Noah so shall it be in the end.
    Now whose word is going to stand out.Is it ours or GOD’s.And so these things(same sex marriage etc.)must happen and must intensify(in order words get out of hand)inorder for GOD to intervene.And rest assured he will intervene.As sure as the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening,that’s how sure it is.
    I do not support same sex marriage,and the argument on that topic always comes down to good verses evil.And so,there is really no need for us to be beating down on one another
    I will support it 100 percent,when they can prove or show me the two men or two women that can bring forth(have a baby).And I’m not talking about that gabbage sex change views.Just as GOD designed it.It can’t be proven,then their concept is handicap.In closing I must also say that,”it is high time that the Catholic church takes a good look into itself,before commenting on such topics.It’s like satan trying to correct sin.

  14. sampler
    February 20, 2013

    I hope that religious doctrine is not determining legislative policy within my fair island. I do not judge the religious leaders who choose to live by the words and statutes of their faith but politicians should learn that faith based leaders are biased towards its own religious denomination. They are informed by their own faith’s teachings, and that is no way for political and legislative officials to govern a country. If we make biased legislative policy, it forces a biased society, full of unfavorable ideals on EVERYONE. Many persons of great or little faith may look at the western politics as heathenism but remember that when the greater society evolves, those failing to grow will be left behind to wither. If we create a biased anti-alternative society in Dominica, we will be the odd ducks and every informed individual will label us as bigots and seek to cut us off from advancing society. No one should be asked to amend their personal faith but biases of faith should not instruct how governmental policies are made.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 21, 2013

      Just where are you coming from and where are you residing? You are referring to Dominicans and a small island. It is not the U.S., Canada and Europe and is not to be compared to them. Do not place Dominica in that category. You should know that Dominica is a pre-dominantly Christian country. It was more Catholic prior to the influx of non-Catholic pastors. Therefore, I do not know what you are stating.
      Let Dominica be Dominica as it was in those days and keep out immoralities as abominations. Otherwise face the wrath of God.

    • Rev. Donald Hilla
      February 28, 2013

      Dear Sampler: What you say will sound democratic to many readers because it seems to have a certain ring of logic. But here are a few facts you are missing. Every nation and people are under the rule of the creator whether they choose to bow to Him or not. It is on the basis of the Word of God they will be judged. The measure to which a nation governs itself acording to the laws of God is the measure of its progress. The Bible says “Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” You seem to think a country that doesn’t allow “alternative” lifestyles will be left behind and the nations where everything is O.K. will be in the forefront of progress. This is backward thinking. The countries that have enjoyed the highest level of cvilization have been the Christian nations where the Bible was honoured, and Judeo-Christian principles for marriage and family life were adhered to. No, we are not asking for – nor would we want – a nation ruled by any denomination. My own denomination has certain standards we teach our people. When people join the church they do so because they agree with these teachings. But we have no desire to make our denominational rules the national law. What we DO want is for the laws of the land to be in accordance with God’s laws when it comes to something as vitally important as marriage because this is the cornerstone of civilization! This position is not a denominatonal thing. It is shared by people of many faith backgrounds. Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

  15. Freethinker
    February 20, 2013

    Tri-State, I concern myself with Jews during the Holocaust because I actually care about my fellow human beings, black or not, Caribbean or not. Trying to do that yourself once in a while might help you become a better person.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 21, 2013

      You will be even a better person if you recognize God as Creator and Ruler of the world and all who and what is in it. Give God his dues. Cease being haughty and proud and placing yourself higher than God who created you.
      Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and render unto God the things that are God’s. You should need no further explanation.

    • budman
      February 21, 2013

      thank you sir. the silly goose probably wont respond.

  16. February 20, 2013

    Romans 1: 21 – 27

    For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images, made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
    therefore God gave then over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator- who is forever praised. AMEN

    Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. EVEN THEIR WOMEN EXCHANGED NATURAL RELATIONS FOR UNNATURAL ONES.IN THE SAME WAY THE MEN ALSO ABANDONED NATURAL RELATIONS WITH WOMEN AND WERE INFLAMED WITH LUST FOR ONE ANOTHER.MEN COMMITTED INDECENT ACTS WITH OTHER MEN, AND RECEIVED IN THEMSELVES THE DUE PENALTY FOR THEIR PERVERSION.

  17. February 19, 2013

    According to 1 Corinthians 6:9 – ” Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither thee sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes NOR HOMOSEXUAL OFFENDERS, nor theives nor the greedy nor the drunkards nor the slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of GOD.

    ROMANS 1:18 – 20
    THE WRATH OF GOD IS being reveled from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made so that men are without excuse.

    • Rev. Donald Hilla)
      February 27, 2013

      Dear Shaking: I don’t know who you are but I appreciate the way you put the WORD OF GOD out front! When this day of grace ends and the curtain falls – when political correctness no longer buys the necessary votes – what God said will be all that is going to matter. When the rejected former Jewish carpender mounts the throne of David in Jerusalem and raises the scepter over the nations “…every knee (will) bow… and ever tongue (will) confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…” (Philippians 2:10-11) Until then let us continue to honor His Word! Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist. http://www.livinghopeministries.ca In the right hand margin click onto ARTICLES. Read my article THINGS THAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN.

  18. T mama
    February 19, 2013

    Thumbs up Bishop….we have to continue preaching what’s right for everyone whether they like it or not….wrong is wrong …

  19. Malfini
    February 19, 2013

    I love the Catholic Church. For one thing without them we not have had a Bible to fight over.

    However, those who are saying that gay marriage will destroy the sanctity of marriage, ask them how many times they have destroyed it and will continue to destroy it even with theirown virgn daughters. Jesus have the right mepuis for you lot, and this is just one of them: “Hypocrites. You are like whitened sepulcas whose inside is full of dead men’s bones.”

    • Justice and Truth
      February 21, 2013

      Do not avoid the issue and stick to it. Homosexuality and lesbianism are intrinsically evil. They bring down the Sacredness of Marriage.
      Get that straight, hopefully, once and for all. “God has ordained that marriage is solely between one man and one woman.”
      If you do not comprehend that and appear to be on their side as you say you love the Catholic Church, then, you are the one being a hypocrite. So what are you a two-faced person?
      You either be on the side of God or that of his enemies. You cannot (should not) defend their evil ways and support them. Stand up for what is right and the truth.
      Our Lord said, “You cannot love two masters. You will either love one or hate the other.”

      • Justice and Truth
        February 21, 2013

        And serve two masters…

  20. Sweet Pea
    February 19, 2013

    As soon as the PM endorses gay marriage we will hear a different song from his Holiness. I am against gay marriage and all other evils plaguing our lovely country. GOD BLESS DOMINICA!!!!

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      I hope not. Christians should know better than that. Should this take place, as God is my witness, woe to the PM. It is God’s world and not his. When all countries endorse this abomination, I visualize that, then fire and brimstone will rain down on the entire world. Do you think God is pleased with these lawless creatures that defy him and think that they own the world and can do whatever they please as elected politicians and legalize immoral laws? He is downright angry with them. They will pay the consequences of their action. They will have a rude awakening, too late on that day.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 21, 2013

      You want to bet? Should this occur you should not expect the Bishop to give his blessings. He is a man of God and he has to do the Lord’s work. He knows that. Likewise other genuine practicing Christians.
      Keep in mind the PM is not God. He is under God. If he endorses such an abomination, I am emphatically reiterating, “Woe to him” and sooner than he will expect. Furthermore, he might as well not go to church as any other who practices this abomination and those who endorse it.
      Those who legislate and encourage such displease God. What will their lot be? God knows.

    • Rev. Donald Hilla)
      February 27, 2013

      I do not expect Bishop Mzlzaire will change his position on same sex marriage to please the P.M. or any other politiian. The positon is not his to change. Here is something that does concern me. In Canada we have politicians who are Roman Catholics. Yet they are for abortion and same sex marriage. They are the very ones who brought abortion and same sex marriage to our nation. They know these things are contrary to the teachings of their church. Tell me something. If they can’t trust what their church tells them about asbortion and homosexuality how can they trust what their church tells them about salvation? Maybe the church is also wrong in it teachings on baptism, confirmation, and communion? Why bother with the church at all? But they give the people what they want to get their votes. It is all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Now here is something else that troubles me. These politicians are said to be “devout” Catholics. They go to church and are served communion. When they die they are given lavish Catholic funerals. Former P.M. Trudeau was an example of this a few years ago. How can this be? Am I judging when I say the reason is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$? Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

  21. Skeptic
    February 19, 2013

    So the Bishop has nothing better with his time. Besides religious reasons, there are no logical reasons against homosexuality. The bible or any type of religious book should not be used as a basis for how people should live. What irks me most is that people only regard certain parts of the bible. To me, if the bible is such a good book, it should be all or nothing. Not only should the Bishop admonish gay marriage, but she should caution people about wearing clothing made from different fabrics or planting different grains on the same plot of land. After all, these things are prohibited in the bible. You think homosexuality is wrong, good for you, don’t be gay. I hope that one day my fellow Dominicans come to the realization that gay people are no less human than their homosexual counterparts.

    • February 19, 2013

      “The bible or any type of religious book should not be used as a basis for how people should live” @SkepticFebruary 19, 2013.

      Not any type of religious book, but the Bible is the Living Word of God! It is the “blue print” of Life in the people who are born of God–I know for a fact that many of us exist in this world, though we do not belong to it.

      But you and others like you still exist as the person of your human parents–born of the flesh, not of the Spirit–you are a natural “man” ignorant of Life, but you do not know it.

      “For the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”. 1st Corinthians 2:14

      Your comment above, and all those like yours, is proof that the message of the Bible is true–no doubt about that.

      • Skeptic
        February 20, 2013

        Your religion, so you think it’s the truth. The same thing for Muslims and the Koran…they think it’s the truth. You want to follow all what is stated in the bible, good for you. I have no problem with that, however bear in mind, not everyone follows the same doctrine with you. Therefore, biblical law should not be applicable to everyone.

      • May 28, 2014

        In the Bible a prophet said in the last days “Darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people.” :cry:

        But the Lord Jesus said “If any man follows me he shall not walk in darkness but shall have he light of life.” :-D

        The darkness is the lack of knowledge that comes from not having the light of the Word of God. :evil:

        Those who follow Christ in these dark days have the knowledge and understanding :idea: that ONLY the Word of God can give. Their lives show the difference. 8-O It is the only way to live.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

    • ReeAreLeeTea
      February 20, 2013

      Did you say there’s no logical reason against homosexuality? That’s not a logical comment. Let me give you a simple reason. Forget about religion. Can gay intercourse produce offspring? That is a very logical reason excluding all religions and faith based thinking.

      I agree with you that gay people a no less of a people than any other. I hope you would agree with me that murderers and rapists and thieves are no less a people that any other as well. That don’t mean that there’s nothing wrong with them. They do have a problem and they do need help. And if they can’t be helped they have to be separated from the rest of society.

      • Skeptic
        February 20, 2013

        You are righ, gay intercourse cannot produce offspring. Likewise there are heterosexual couples who cannot produce offspring (for a variety of medical reasons). Moreover, there are heterosexual couples who chose not to have children. You seem to assert that not being able to procreate is a logical reason against homosexuality. On this premise, heterosexual couples who cannot or chose not to have children should not be allowed to get married.

      • ReeAreLeeTea
        June 24, 2013

        Directed to Skeptic:

        In that light are you saying that there are some gay couples that are capable of producing offspring? We are not isolating what are the abnormalities of a species to make a determination of the entirety. the Creator, who or whatever you want the creator to be, is infinitely more wise and informed that the smartest man, and even man knew that when he was making sockets and plugs to make it in an idiot proof way that the socket with holes and the plugs with pins must fit with each other. You can’t get two sockets to work and you get get to plugs to work. You have to use a socket and a plug to get the power going.

    • Peaches
      February 20, 2013

      Gods word will never be changed. He is the same God of yesterday, today and forever. Man has no power and is nothing before Him. Man can do what they want but my God is never shaken. Commit your ways to The Lord, humble yourself in His presence, get to know Him, and hear what His Spirit says. This bible s real, just like any other historical element so revered by man. The bible is real! God is Lord and cannot be denied.

      • Skeptic
        February 20, 2013

        I am humble, I respect all people…regardless of their sexual orientation.

    • MewMew
      February 20, 2013

      Dear Skeptic, please give me a logical explanation of the existence of male and female genders in the human species. No Bible; just logic.

      • Skeptic
        February 20, 2013

        To keep the species going!!!!

      • Freethinker
        February 20, 2013

        Evolution is the reason. And many organisms don’t have sexes at all. Ever heard of asexual reproduction? No? Thought so.

  22. budman
    February 19, 2013

    waiting on the Bishop to condemn fornication and see how people on DNO respond. same Bible say that fornication is punishable by death. so let’s sit back and see the folks on here lash out against it.

    • FED UP
      February 19, 2013

      @budman agreed – in Dominica it seems that the sin of homosexuality is worse than all other sins. Hypocrites! SMDH

    • Pope
      February 19, 2013

      Fornication has been misunderstood by many. The act of fornication was a sin because Jews were forbidden to have sex with non-jewish people. That is what fornication was. Fornication is non-existent in our society. We are not Jews.

      • Rev. Donald Hilla
        February 19, 2013

        Sorry, but you are wrong. Fornication is the English word translated from the Greek word porneia which means illicit sexual intercourse. It includes any sexual intercourse between two people who are not legally married to each other. It could be between two single people, or adultery when one or both parties are married to somebody else. It also includes homosexuality because two people of the same sex cannot be married to each other in the sight of God even if the government of a nation says they are married. Homosexuality was the sin of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. God called it fornication. The Bible says, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are SET FORTH FOR AN EXAMPLE, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (Jude vs. 7.) Actually, the Jews were not forbidden to marry non-Jews. They were forbidden to marry Gentiles who followed heathen religions. It was the worship of false gods, not the nationality, that was the issue. In the New Testament – even in the books that were written to non-Jewish (Gentile) Christian congregations we are told not to commit fornication and warned against homosexuality. Please read Romans 1:21-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and also verse 18. Note: This was written to non-Jews. And Galatians 5:19-21. Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist. http://www.livinghopeministries.ca

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      Budman, all adults know that fornication is a grievous sin. Will keep on imbedding it in people’s heads/minds make a difference or a world of difference? No matter how much they are told, there are some people who will not pay heed. You know, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. It takes worship, fervent prayers, penance and sacrifice to cease committing such sins. God can work wonders in people if only they will let him. He can root out grievous sinfulness in them. Remember He said: “Behold! I stand at your door and knock…let me in…” He is actually begging us “to come follow him.” He knows what we are missing out on.
      I could elaborate further and state that the majority of people fornicate. It is a sinful world where sex rules. God knows this as nothing is hidden from him. You should know that it goes without saying. This is between God and themselves who will repay everyone according to their actions/lifestyle.
      If you are religious, let us all pray for others as we pray for ourselves. God wants us in his Salvation Army to bring souls home to him. He expects it of us. It is a mandate from him.
      If you are not religious, get with it, do not waste his God-given allotted precious time. Conform your life to the Holy Will of God. Time waits for no one.
      We should not wait for the Clergy to do so. We, too, are obligated to inform them and that is if all of us/the majority of us do not practice it. People cannot teach and preach something if they do not practice it. Most importantly, love for one another as Our Lord taught us. We must first have love in our hearts for others.
      St. Paul said: “Proclaim the faith whether it is convenient or inconvenient.”

  23. Pope
    February 19, 2013

    If a man marries your son would you consider him your son-in-law? and if a woman marries your daughter would you consider her your daughter-in-law? This also goes for brothers and sister-in-laws or any in-laws.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      This is where the height of stupidity also comes in when people of the same gender get married. It is a grievous offense against God that they are allowed to get married. Woe to those who also legislate it. I would not want to be in their position when they stand before God and have to answer to him for instituting this abomination. They do not “think God” and “What will Jesus say.” They will not be exonerated.

    • May 28, 2014

      NO to both questions :!:

      The reason is neither of these “marriages” would be valid marriages in the sight of God.

      Even though they may be recognized as marriages by the government of any nation they are not be marriages in the sight of God. No intelligent informed Christian would dignify them as such.

      Here is what I believe and teach and what my ministry (Living Hope Ministries) stands uncompromisingly for.

      A law that is contrary to the constitution is invalid as far as the laws of any given nation is concerned. Most people have no problem with this.

      But here is what many people do not understand. Anything in a constitution that is contrary to the Bible is invalid as far as Christians are concerned. No law based upon it is valid.

      First the Word of God.

      Second the constitution created by the founding “fathers” of the nation.

      Third the laws made by politicians.

      Christians must obey the laws that are in harmony with the Bible and are constitutional.

      The fact that not everybody in the country is a Christian and not everybody accepts the Bible changes nothing. Christians know Jesus Christ is LORD. This is what rules our lives. Soon the former Jewish carpenter will mount the Throne of His ancestor David in Jerusalem and rule the nations. In that day, “…at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, … and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…” (Philippians 2:10,111)

      When the “fathers” wrote the constitutions of our nations same sex “marriage” was unheard of. Nothing they wrote was intended to allow for gay marriages. The fact that certain statements in the constitution that were well intended to assure equality for all are being taken out of context and misapplied to provide for homosexual “rights” shows how intellectually dishonest they are.

      Even more offensive is the fact that there are lawyers and judges – men and women with keen minds – educated in law and trained in logic and debate – who would be unethical enough to bow to this deception. They are betraying the majority to please a few activists they would not trust to babysit their children.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  24. February 19, 2013

    Hello Mr Bishop are you married. I guess not otherwise you would not be a Bishop. Anyway am not here to prevent or discriminate against anyone for engaging in any life style they chooses. I know I am not marrying no man but if they choose to marry then I say more woman for us.

  25. Rev. Donald Hilla
    February 19, 2013

    I pray that Christians everywhere will stand uncompromisingly for the Biblical truth that the only true and valid marriage is the union of one mnan and one woman til death do them part. Such a union is typical (symbolic) of the mystical union between Christ and the church. Anything that spoils that picture is wrong and must be opposed by the people of God. Christian leaders must be the face and voice of that opposition regardless of how unpopular that protest is. The Bible forbids homosexuality. Some of the laws given in the Old Testament were intenderd only for the Nation of Israel and were meant only for a limited period of time in its history. But the moral laws which reflect the character and holiness of God were carried over into the New Testament. These are binding on all mankind and are valid today. According to the New Testament homosexuality is a sin and it says, “… they which commit such things are worthy of death,…” Please read the entire passage of scripture in Romans 1:21-32. Similar statements can be found elsewhere in the New Testament. Homosexuality is an unhealthy lifestyle. There is a high rate of STDs including HIV/AIDS, alcoholism, drug addiction, and suicide among homosexuals. Are the rates higher than among hetrosexuals? I will let you do the research because the statistics are available. Homosexuals often find themselves on an endless quest, going from partner to partner, and ever seeking something new and different, something more exciting. A significant number become involved in acts that are so perverse and so criminal I won’t mention them here because there is no reason to offend the readers. Again, the documentation is available for those who care. Unfortunately, many who make the laws for the nations don’t care. This is why it is important for people of faith to stand up and speak out! Better still, we must make the impact of our convictions felt at election time! Christ said “Ye are the salt of the earth… Ye are the light of the world…” (Matthew 5:13-14) If same sex marriage becomes legal is is only a matter of time before other special interest groups begin to lobby for equal treatment. What about polygamous marriages? What about brother sister marriages? Or parent child marriages? Some will say, “Society would never go THAT far!” A hundred years ago, even fifty years ago, they would have said that about same sex marriage, except such gross immorality was never imagined back then. When the time comes you can be sure the same civil rights organizations that are now pushing for same sex marriage will take up the causes of these other groups and the UN will be cheering them on! Once the God given model for marriage – one man and one woman til death do part – is put aside, the brakes are off! When ANOTHER format is accepted EVERY other format MUST be accepted on the grounds of EQUALITY. In Canada we have lost the battle against same sex marriage for the present. Actually, we lost the battle years ago when our government decriminalized homosexuality. It was all downhill after that. Now – since the legalization of same sex marriage – we have begun to hear rumblings from those who want to legalize polygamy. Please, don’t let it happen in the beautiful nation of Dominica! Let the church be the church! Let the people of God rise up! For those who want to know the scientific truth about homosexuality I recommend yoiu read the book HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE POLITICS OF TRUTH by Dr. Jeffery Satinover, M.D. Dr. Satinover has practiced Psychiatry for over twenty years. He has lectured at Yale and Harvard Universities. This book can be ordered from AMAZON, the world’s largest online bookseller. Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist. http://www.livinghopeministries.ca

    • budman
      February 19, 2013

      the stupidity of this long winded post is legendary. firstly everything you just wrote could be applied to heterosexuals. but what upsets me is your dishonesty. you stated “Homosexuality is an unhealthy lifestyle. There is a high rate of STDs including HIV/AIDS, alcoholism, drug addiction, and suicide among homosexuals. Are the rates higher than among hetrosexuals? I will let you do the research because the statistics are available.”

      well i have done the research and when adjusted for sample size, all those maladies are no more prevalent in the homo community than it is in the hetero community. i suspect you knew this otherwise you would have proudly told us the results instead of the ridiculous “i will let you do the research”. you said this because (1) you know not many people on DNO are inclined to do the research and (2) you didn’t have the answer yourself. and you call yourself a Rev. maybe you bought that designation in a sweetie shop.

      • Malfini
        February 19, 2013

        i secan ya moshun.

        is like dey still lookin for people dey kall witches to bern. Dem poor people life difficult enough widout Missa bishup biggin up on dem wid he fals doktrin. chor man. look in yor chuch an leav poor suffrin ppl alown homosexuals.

    • Skeptic
      February 19, 2013

      Shame on you pastor; comparing homosexuality with incest. This is the problem I have with most religious people…randomly choosing parts of the bible to live by. How do you decipher which laws were applicable for the people of Israel and not for the present times. Did God have a personal conversation with you? Funny how you refer to all homosexuals as alcoholics and drugs abusers. Homosexuals make meaningful contributions to society as politicians, scientists, doctors and educators. FYI, some years ago people also thought that interracial marriage was wrong, and should be illegal. Any rational thinking person will tell you that discrimination on the basis of race is wrong. This situation is no different from discrimination based on homosexuality. All your arguments are futile and idiotic.

      • Justice and Truth
        February 20, 2013

        It looks like you will enter eternity being a skeptic. Ever wonder where your immortal soul will be? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
        Do you possess any common sense to know that homosexuals and lesbians, two men and two women should not be allowed to get married. Are you one of them?
        Heterosexual couples did not need a legislation to get married. This should tell you much that it is normal that they get married and not two people of the same gender who fought to get this abnormal legislation passed. The devil is in the offing.
        They can keep their personal affairs to themselves. When they bring it out in the public arena and expect us to approve, then it is everybody’s business. We who object and are against this abomination have every right to do so and voice our comments. This practice is intrinsically evil and goes against the Law of God and of Nature.

      • MewMew
        February 20, 2013

        Skeptic, what’s wrong with incest?

      • Rev. Donald Hilla
        February 23, 2013

        Dear Skeptic: Thank you for reading my comments. I also appreciate the fact that you responded. You asked a question and I believe it deserves to be answered. God gave Israel a law that containedmany rules and regulations pertaining to their diet, types of clothing, special days and ceremonies which ended when Christ died on the cross and a new era of faith began. How do we know which commandments found in the Old Testament are for us today? Today we follow the New Testament. If the New Testament says it is a sin we know it is wrong for us. Homosexuality is forbidden – not only once – but several times in the New Testament like in Romans 1:21-32, I Corinthians 6:9-10, Jude vs. 7. I did not say ALL homosexuals are alcoholics and drug abusers only that thay hve a high rate of alcoholism and drug abuse, and also a high rate of suicide. I said if anybody wants to compare the rates among homosexuals and hetrosexuals they should do the research. The studies have been done. The statistics are available. However stats may be different from country and may change from time to time. I had a friend (yes, I said a friend) who was an educated young man working in the health care field. He was a homosexual. He was also an alcoholic. Once we discussed this very issue. Very seriously he said to me, “All alcoholics are not homosexuals. But all homosexuals are alcoholics.” I do NOT agree with him. I have no idea on what he based that statement. So please don’t misunderstand me. I know the rate is high but I do NOT believe it is THAT high. The last time I saw my friend (his name was Charles) he told me he was living with a male bank manager and was very happy. I had not seen him for years. Then I heard that he had contacted AIDS and committed suicide. I checked this out and found it was true. You have no idea how badly I felt. So please…. don’t call me homophobic or say I hate homosexuals. I am an international evangelist. Few people minister to a wider cross-section of humanity than I do. But I hate the sin that is destroying the people I care about. You have correctly pointed out that there are homosexuals who are politicians, scientists, doctors, and educators who have made contributions. This is true. God bless them. But it does not justify their sinful lifestyle. It is equally true that there are kidnappers, rapists, murders, and arsonists who are politicians, scientists, doctors, and educators. Anybody weho is honestly sincere and wants to know more of the truth ab out this grim subject can read HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE POLITICS OF TRUTH by Dr. Jeffery Satinover, M.D. available from AMAZON, the world’s largest on-line bokseller. Dr. Satiniover has practiced psychiatry for over twenty years. He has taught at Yale University and Harvard University. Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      They go from one extreme to another – worst – to the valley of death, eternally. All, including those who legalized it are on the path of perdition. This is another reason why I will also never donate to AIDS research. We who know better know that there is no cure for AIDS. It is a scourge as it is an epidemic. We also know how they happen to contract AIDS and pass it on to the entire world. They must cease practicing abomination. Then, if God sees that they are refraining from it and turn to him, only then will AIDS/HIV be stabilized and eradicated. As long as they do these abnormal things, it will increase. It is a punishment for them, for those who participate in it.
      It appears that we have lost the battle which I agree with you. However, as long as there is a God, we have not lost the battle. God is patient, allowing them to continue condemning themselves. Someday, we will get the last laugh.
      We are told in Holy Scriptures: “Do not touch their garment.” Also, “Some people’s sins precede them to eternity. Others are followed by their sins.”

      • budman
        February 21, 2013

        in this day and age you still believe AIDS is a homosexual disease? wow! just wow!

    • Peaches
      February 20, 2013

      Pastor, I join you in declaring Psalms 68:1-5 over this situation. No matter how many thumbs down our comments will get doesn’t change the word of God. The word of God stands and the Spirit of God lives. May you be blessed for sharing such a powerful message and may the God who answers by fire, speak to the lives and hearts of those turned away from His principles.

      Again,let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered in the name of Jesus. Homosexuality is wrong and will NEVER be rot in the eyes of God. No sin will ever be right in HIS eyes.

      • Peaches
        February 20, 2013

        “Rot” should be ” right”… These auto corrections……..

  26. SMDH
    February 19, 2013

    1st thing– Obama is a puppet to the American take-over system… Now to all the losers that think Gay marriage is a good idea.. think again

    America invades Muslim countries to force them into the belief that gays and the so-call marriage should be the norm..

    Now like every other inferior nation Dominica will follow the devil…

    I love all my brothers and Sisters but lets make it clear.. Gays and Lesbians don’t need to be glorified!

    They want to adopt kids?? lol
    Go make your own… I’m sure i won’t get publish for saying ….

    • Malfini
      February 19, 2013

      You are the looser. You dont even know what you are talking about, you jus blablaing trying to make your ugly religion look good. Your head good, nor? Out of which level of your brain you pull this one.

    • Freethinker
      February 20, 2013

      I see. So, when the ancient Greeks talked about homosexuality, it was because America invaded them, right? Even though, like, America didn’t exist back then as a nation.

      If “Idiocy” was on the A-levels, you would be the island scholar.

  27. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    Man want to marry man and woman want to marry woman but they still want children ???? Really ? If you want children then you know how it is done.

    • Me , MY Dog and I
      February 19, 2013

      i so agree with you and if it was so natural why does one have to be feminine in the man and man relationship , and one have to be masculine in the woman to woman and why do they buy penises?

      • February 21, 2015

        I want to confirm these statements. As a researcher and a pastoral counselor I have found them to be true.

        In the homosexual relationship there is usually one playing the male role and the other playing the female role.

        A man who had been delivered from homosexuality told me he use to pretend he was with a woman when he was having anal sex with another man. A young homosexual man told me about his platonic relationship with a gay older man. He said they were both girls (in the gay life) so they could not do anything together.

        I have also been told that in a lesbian relationship one plays the female (fem) role and the other the male (dyke) role. Yes, this is why they use artificial penises.

        In spite of their perversion they knew there is suppose to be a male and a female and they had to improvise. Obviously, these are not natural (meant to be) relationships.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill, International Evangelist. (Pastoral Counselor Certificate)

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      This is why they should never be allowed to get married. Foolish politicians who legislate this abomination.

      • February 21, 2015

        Peaches …

        Thank you for your encouragement!

        There is no substitute for the word of God. Human reasoning will fail. Philosophy will fall short.
        But the word of God is our greatest weapon against the enemy.

        “…take… the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Ephesians 6:17)

        “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  28. cotten
    February 19, 2013

    DNO this is going to far, where is the respect for GOD? are you part of the non belife of GOD? you have allowed to publish a comment including statement (GOD IS EVIL). DNO please dont do this to your program. GOD IS ALWAYS LOVING. so i pray for the many who because of there personal wants and not the wants of God, got failed and cause the hate for GOD, he will always forgive you.

    • budman
      February 19, 2013

      Cotten, DNO is simply against wholesale censorship. everyone has a right to an opinion.

    • Freethinker
      February 20, 2013

      LOL

    • Son of a Lesbian
      February 20, 2013

      I was raised by the most loving mother any son could have. She now identifies herself as a lesbian. She fell in love with the most wonderful partner she could ever hope for. I now have the most amazing Mothers. Each of them is a far better parent than my Dad ever was or is. And together they are full of love and support. They are in their seventies now and take care of each other with incredible respect and devotion. I know there is no God in this universe who would look at their relationship and there example to humanity and not be pleased.

      • Justice and Truth
        February 21, 2013

        So you have two live-in Mammies? This is what is bad and a poor example of irresponsible motherhood. She has no shame and is leading you astray to accept this abomination. She should be ashamed of herself including the other woman.
        It is still evil. God will not excuse them. They are not living the life that God has set for them as a woman.
        They are in their seventies? Oh my! They are almost ready for their eternal judgment. Imagine entering eternity as lesbians before God.
        A few final words, I feel sorry for you. You have it all wrong. These women are living a life of sin, a downright abnormal one. God looks upon such relationships with disdain for they highly offend him. He will never approve of them. Pray to God to reveal this to you.

  29. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    why the gays want to spoil the sacredness of marriage,why not call what they are doing by some other name….We are human we have the ability to analyse things,not even looking at the bible,nature it self shows that there is an Oder so that there should be continuity. come on people….. man plus man how far are we willing to go.

  30. carrotop
    February 19, 2013

    Get with the real world, ok.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 21, 2013

      What world? The one which is on the path of perdition for those who practice and approve this abomination? You are not real.

  31. trute
    February 19, 2013

    I know a bunch of non gay girls just waiting for UK and US to allow gay marriage just for them to get their papers/green cards. So let them legalize it in their skin. To see if the immigration issue will not just get murkier. On another note, I support my church 100%. You can do what you want in the privacy of your bedroom but you cannot call a man and a man joining togehter marriage. Call it jarriage then if you want.

    • flu time
      February 19, 2013

      This is the best comment on here! Well tell america as soon as dey pass dat law, my greeen card will be in stow!
      Obama dodo, I’m waiting

  32. melanie
    February 19, 2013

    Sir, I stand with you on the Word of God. The church message must remain the same because God does not change.I am proud of you sir! Men can do as the choose to but the message of the gospel remains stedfast. Thank you for speaking!

  33. Freethinker
    February 19, 2013

    This is why Dominica is an embarrassment to the rest of the world (except such exemplars of progress as Uganda). Can any of the commenters here actually explain, without quoting the bible, why gay people and gay marriage are the worst thing in the world? Can any of the commenters here explain, without quoting the bible, why anyone should care about anything the bible says about anything?

    I sure can’t. And this from someone who enjoys studying history and science, among much else. The fact is that there is nothing different about gay people except that their brains are wired to like the same sex. And there is no objective reason to deny gay people rights based on an ancient book. If you believe in the bible, well, more power to you, but until you can prove without a doubt we should base laws off its verses, you better keep those beliefs to yourself.

    • FED UP
      February 19, 2013

      @Freethinker – thank you!

    • Friday
      February 19, 2013

      Man…

      We never grew up seeing man and man / woman and woman together. We are not used to it. If you grew up in a place where these things are everyday…well we are not complaining….
      So please respect our views as well. The majority does not want it…Period

      • FED UP
        February 19, 2013

        @Friday – who made you the majority?

      • budman
        February 19, 2013

        @Friday. stop tell lie. cos since i born and i am 40 i always see gay people in this fair LAND

      • Lol
        February 19, 2013

        @ bushman, only thing is they together and all of us children thought was brother n brother or sister n sister.
        I am no gay, but seriously, the world has far bigger issues than homosexuality. Every grown person has the right to do what he or she chooses to do with his body, so long as is with another grown person.

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2013

      Wired for same sex. Hmmmm….. And you study science. Oh what a fool you are. I guess your thinking and teaching as been wired wrongly. There is no negative and negative or for that matter positive and positive in science but NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE.

      • Malgraysa
        February 19, 2013

        Well observed Anonymous….if you put postitive with positive what do you get? A short circuit and your bulb burst!!

      • Freethinker
        February 20, 2013

        …you come to me with a comment about wires being positive and negative (when I was, for one, using “wired” metaphorically) in the brain, and you have the audacity to say I am a fool. Well, you are a special breed of buffoon, indeed. If you think the brain is literally made of positive and negative wires, or that that was even what I meant, you are ignorant beyond belief, and no amount of CAPS LOCK will change that.

      • February 21, 2015

        Anonymous:

        You are correct.

        I am not sure there is any difference in the internal wiring of a heterosexual and a homosexual.

        Some scientists have tried to prove to us that homosexuals are different on the inside (brain structure, hormones, genes, etc.) What we have found is that some of these scientists are themselves homosexuals. Some of their studies were found to be flawed. Some have been outdated.

        If a child is born with a physical problem we do not say “Oh, well, he was just wired wrong. It is natural for the kid to be like that.” We recognize the affliction for what it is and begin medically to do what we can to treat him or her. When we look at the hurts homosexuality brings into a life we realize even IF this IS caused by “faulty wiring” it should be treated.

        Personally, I do not believe this is the problem. It is a spiritual condition best treated by pastoral counseling and sometimes a deliverance ministry.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International…

    • Me , MY Dog and I
      February 19, 2013

      I am not going to quote form the bible just yet , because i want to answer your question . Gay marriage is one of the worst thing in the world and i said ONE (1) of the worst, now i am not saying the worst. i mean just look at how we are created when you believe in evolution or that God created us , ONE male ONE female , in both people and animals. The male is made to produce the sperm and the female is made to produce the eggsso that life continues, so tell me with man and man and woman and woman ,no science involved will life continue ? if you can prove to me that life can and will continue then i will support gay marriage . There are many other things in Dominica that you need to be embarrassed about not that the bishop ,the church and the people are standing for what they believe in .

    • February 19, 2013

      Can any of the commenters here actually explain, without quoting the bible, why gay people and gay marriage are the worst thing in the [email protected] February 19, 2013

      Yes I can! If I had never seen a Bible in my whole Life, much more to read and study it effectively as I have done, I can envision two men engaged in sexual conducts and I see this conduct as shameful and ugly like the man who is engaged in bestiality or any of the sexual conducts which is not accepted in society.

      For those conducts are unnatural to the minds of the majority of human beings. Some people can get sick to the stomach by bumping into anything that is filthy unclean–that is the habit of homosexuality–it is an unclean practice. God is a Holy God to all those who know Him!

      I will not condemn homosexual conducts as the only bad thing in the world–all sin is sin in Gods opinion, but this conduct is one among the ugliest and shameful practice in a person–take it or leave it.

      As I have said to you in the past, it is God’s Love in Jesus Christ which is protecting you from the wrath of His Holiness, but your day will come–mark my word!

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      What happened to cause you to go astray and become a believer? How could you have failed? Satan did a very good job on you to no good.
      We care what the Holy Bible says because we are Christians and what is contained therein is The Word of the Lord and our directives on how to love and serve God in this life and to be happy with him forever in Heaven. It also tells us how we should live; what God expects of us and informs us of the condition for obtaining eternal salvation – Heaven – God’s Blissful and Glorious Kingdom. Who would refuse to believe and reject God’s teachings? Who would not want to go to Heaven after their bodies are dead? Life is short. Our souls are immortal. Eternity is forever.
      If you have common sense and eyes to see, it should be visible to you why people of the same gender should never marry. You would not need it explained to you. Pray to God for enlightenment and to conform to his holy Will.

    • yes i
      February 20, 2013

      no bible. dum dum – a male and male or a female and female cannot reproduce, that is, create new life/ humans. Boom – tells you everything you need to know. no bible. That said. whatever you choose to do with your life and your body in the privacy of your home is your business. don’t try to force us to accept your unnatural ways.

    • Rev. Donald Hilla
      February 28, 2013

      Dear Freethinker: Thank you for using your democratic right to free speech and giving us something to think about. Please allow me to do the same. I am an international evangelist who has conducted gospel services on four Caribbean islands. I have not been to the Commonwealth of Dominica but for months now I have been researching Dominica with the hope of visiting. I can assure you that Dominica is not an embarrassment to Dominicans. A few days ago I mentioned to a Canadian couple that I wanted to go to Dominica. One said “It is a beautiful country” and the other agreed. In Canada I hear only good about Dominica. They say it is paradise! Furthermore, the fact same sex marriages are not legal, along with the laws that forbid public lewdness, does not make Dominica backward and non-progressive. These things cause millions of people around the world to admire Dominica and pray that its rulers will honor Biblical marriage and the teaching of the Christian church. “Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide…” Freethinker, would you really like somebody to give you proof that the Bible is true? I have in my library – I think it is – maybe ten books written by Ph.D.s and M.D.s who offer convincing proof. Recently I read (1) THE SIGNATURE OF GOD and (2) THE HANDWRITING OF GOD, by Grant Jefferies, Ph.D. (in Biblical Studies), and (3) GENESIS AND THE BIG BANG, (4) THE SCIENCE OF GOD, and (5) THE HIDDEN FACE OF GOD, all by Gerald Schroder, PH.D. (in physics), and (5) THE PUZZLE OF ANCIENT MAN by Donald Chittick, Ph.D. (physical chemistry). I think these books can all be ordered from AMAZON, the world’s largest online bookseller. If you are honestly interested in proof for the inpiration of the Bible this will give you a start. You can also visit my website http://www.livinghopeministries.ca and click onto SERMONS. Listen to my sermon MANY INFALLIBLE PROOFS about the evidence for the resurrection of Christ from the dead. I give you the actual names of lawyers who say the evidence for Christ’s resurrection would stand up in a modern court of law. Wishing you the best. Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

  34. February 19, 2013

    How dare anyone representing an organisation that has protected pedophile priests for decades from criminal prosecution lecture others on morality. Wow, where others would be quiet and reflect on their own wrong doing, they’re right out there telling others how they ought to live their lives. – In any case, if marriage was merely a religious ritual the anti same sex marriage crowd would have a point. However, given that marriage is a state sanctioned institution, with all sorts of legal ramifications, equality before the law demands that all competent adults may choose to cohabit with other competent adults as they see fit. The Church has no business interfering with that. – It’s end game for this organisation anyway, it only attracts members among the less well educated. The wealthier and better educated the world gets, the fewer members it will have. It’s a simple function of progress in civilisation…

    • hope
      February 19, 2013

      Get understanding! The church is not dictating to anyone how to live; the church is making its position clear. If this offends you … deal with it!

    • #soreal
      February 19, 2013

      So true…. Why u think the Pope standing down… Too much pressure ..cuz- year after year instead of him removing the priests including those of the vatican who continue to molest young boys.. he simply had them move from church to church. This just rang a bell in my head… the same thing is being done in our country for the gay teachers and principals who molest our young boys.. instead of fireing them ..they are simply moved from school to school.

      LET HE WHO HAS NOT SINNED CAST THE FIRST STONE.

      The catholic church trying to gain face.. Intelligent Dominicans , you really think the bishop just woke up and decided to give such a message… yeah right.. It is and organisation people.. The head(vatican0 controls
      everything

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      What is your life like? Are you holy of holies? Tell us about yourself and your lifestyle and we will tell you what type of person you are; who you are. The pot calling the kettle black. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Rev. Donald Hilla
      March 1, 2013

      Employees of any organizaion working with children or young people should be brought to justice if they are found guilty of sexual abuse or molestation. They should be relieved of their duties and dismissed from their positions of trust. To simply move them from one location to another is totally unacceptable. Please allow me to make these comments. I am not a Roman Catholic. I am an evangelical Christian and a Pentecostal Assemblies evangelist. But we should be careful what we say about one another. To make an objective observation is one thing. But to sling mud is quite another. The Catholic Church is facing problems within its ranks and should deal appropriately with those problems. However, when the Bishop speaks against same sex marriage this is a different matter. Please be objective and avoid confusing the issues. What he says about homosexuality is what the Word of God (the Bible) says. Thank God it is also the position of the Catholic Church. It is the position of my church. Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

  35. February 19, 2013

    Hats off to you bishop,your stand is based on biblical facts, the word of GOD. IN no way should we as christians accept any other perspective on “marriage’ other that what is stipulated according to God,s law ie marriage between one man and one woman.Ipray for protection and sanity for my fellow Dominicans,May GOD RICHLY BLEES YOU.

  36. Massacre
    February 19, 2013

    This why I will keep going to the Catholic Church. Because it stands like a “Rock,” in the middle of the ocean,and the gates of hell shall not prevail. The Church will not be pursuaded by the popoular decisions of the rich in this world. Like I have seen so many Pastors changing their beliefs for money. But I want to tell them that just becuae the rich pay people say it is right does not make it so.
    Three main reasons why the Pope resigned.They wanted him to cave-in to the below pressures of society and he said “NO”
    1) He said “NO” on gay mariage
    2) No to women becoming priest
    3) No to priest getting married.
    Heaven and earth shall pass away but “HIS” word shall not. The same yesterday , today and forever. Amen.
    These popular presidents who support these acts , are put there by the very people who commit these acts.So these deals are made even before these guys are elected.Don’t be fooled and become complacent.

    • budman
      February 19, 2013

      what about the same church that condoned by its inaction the practice of paedophilia? some Rock. what about the FACT that when the Pope was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, he was head of the committee responsible for the discipline of priests yet did nothing in the face of the massive cover up of the sex abuse scandals in Ireland ,Boston, Western Canada, Wisconsin. DNO print this cos I am stating facts.

      • Justice and Truth
        February 20, 2013

        Budman, prior to lambasting anyone and speaking evil with your naive, uninformed, misinformed and warped mind, take a look at your personal lifestyle and that of your ancestors; also those who are close to you in relation. When you have performed a thorough examination/investigation and one of your conscience and lifestyle, then you can criticize; you will then be in a position to criticize. Until then, keep quiet. Laissez nous tranquil. :twisted: :mrgreen:
        What have you done for Dominica, to make it a better, happier and peaceful place to live and also the world lately? In other words what have you done to enhance it. See about that. Be fruitful. This is what God requires of you including love for all.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      February 20, 2013

      MASSACRE, nonesence

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      I endorse your comments. No to abortion! Yes to the Most Holy Will of God, His Ten
      Commandments, His teachings and obedience.

      The following are two verses of a traditional hymn as I recall from childhood which rings true today: Jesus Christ is the Same, Today, Tomorrow and Forever.

      An Army of Youth flying the Standards of Truth
      We’re fighting for Christ, the Lord:
      Heads lifted high, Catholic Action our cry,
      And the Cross our only sword,
      On earth’s battlefield, never a vantage we’ll yield,
      As dauntlessly on we swing;
      Comrades true, dare and do,
      ‘Neath the Queen’s white and blue, (The Mother of God)
      For our flag, for our faith, for Christ the King.

      Christ lifts His hands,
      The King commands;
      His challenge: “Come and follow me.”
      From every side, with eager stride,
      We’ll form in the lines of victory,
      Let foemen lurk, and laggards shirk,
      We throw our fortunes with the Lord,
      Mary’s Son, till the world is won,
      We have pledged You our loyal word…

  37. grell
    February 19, 2013

    graet stance all,am against gay n\
    marriage its wrong.

    • Freethinker
      February 19, 2013

      The only thing “wrong” here is that such idiotic comments as what you wrote are allowed to be posted.

      • Justice and Truth
        February 20, 2013

        Yours came straight from inside the jaws of Hell. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

      • MewMew
        February 20, 2013

        I can just imagine you, sitting there feeling your comments are worth posting while another person’s comments aren’t. Sad!

  38. FED UP
    February 19, 2013

    Organized religion should be abolished. How can someone claim to be a follower of Christ, and still encourage others to hate. People should be free to marry whoever they wish – opposite sex, and same sex. The church should focus less on those who want to marry, and more on those who don’t. How many men and women in Dominica have children outside of marriage? Some with multiple partners. What does the Bible say about that Mr. Bishop?

    • Waitukubuli-Original
      February 19, 2013

      I think you are confusing “hate” with accepting wrong/sin. Although God is loves, but that does not mean you can sin and expect him to accept your wrong, just because he loves you. Regarding marriage, God has set a boundary and he will not allow anyone to cross it just because he loves. Everything he does is for our own good.

      Nature itself teaches you that an ideal parent will not accept/tolerate their children breaking their rules. They spank or as they say in D’ca give them a volay for disobedience. That doesn’t mean they hate. Obedience is better than sacrifice.

      • Freethinker
        February 19, 2013

        God is love? If God exists, God is evil, not love. No one who knows human history can say that God is loving. Only people sitting behind the comfort of their computers can type out such disingenuous feel-good nonsense.

      • Cowboy
        February 19, 2013

        Again, it is so difficult to have a rational conversation when people simply retreat to hide behind an ancient text they have been TOLD (as the slaves no less of the people doing the telling!)is THE word of God. Sad truth is though I have little hope of concincing them to think otherwise. For them to admit they may be wrong is heresy and allowing of themselves to be inflenced by the devil. There is no way out – except a long term hope that rationality and education will continue to move the ball forward.

      • Waitukubuli original
        February 19, 2013

        Sorry to burst your bubble cowboy, et al, but nothing about GOd’s word is for intellectualizing. Why would I want you to convince me? Everything is by experience. I have experienced God /Jesus in my life – yes the supernatural- so there is no convincing me that GOD does not exist. You speak from experience, so do I.

        You speak of rationalizing – that is the way of the world. The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. I will say nothing further because only by the Spirit of God can one understand the things of God. I don’t try to convince anyone, everyone is entitled to an opportunity to seek God and have his/her own experience. I’ve had mine and continue to do so and no human on this earth will convince me otherwise!

        Every knee will bow and every tongue (including yours) will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Whether in Joy or Sorrow, my friend. So don’t graduate into eternity without Jesus – the prince of Peace!

      • February 20, 2013

        @Waitukubuli originalFebruary 19, 2013

        Amen! And Amen again.

      • Cowboy
        February 20, 2013

        Hey Waitukubuli, I feel your passion my friend and it is admirable. Having a mystical is part of the wonderful, mysterious inner experience of life. It happens to people of all faiths and many of no faith. In fact, witnessing a beautiful scene or feeling another person’s love can invoke the same feeling of awe, wonder, and inner presence that you have been told to label as God. Now it’s your choice to call that presence and connection to the universe God if you wish. I have no quarrels with you. We tight so far. But when you then allow a text or an ideology to kidnap that feeling and turn it into mythology; When you then start believing men created myths about talking serpents, non-human births etc., then sorry Waitukubuli, you have just allowed a very beautiful experience that you have had to be degenerated into a very human, political exploitative thing – organized religion. The diabolical thing about religion is though – that it is based on a very real spiritual human capability. So it is very easy to make people confuse the two.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      Who encourage others to hate? You are another misinformed person who does not think straight.
      Have you heard, “Love the sinner but hate the sin?” If others object to an intrinsic lifestyle, they hate? This is the problem with some of you. We will not stand by and keep quiet whether this abomination is legalized. We are part of the world. We have a say in this, a right to voice our opinion and object to it. Let those people keep their business to themselves behind their closed doors. If they had not gone public with their abomination, we would not be writing this. Blame them for it. Stay tuned for God’s due punishment on those who so highly offend him by marrying same gender people including those who legislate it. Pay heed!

    • MewMew
      February 20, 2013

      Would you be interested in reading Christ’s definition of marriage? Check out Matthew 19:4,5. Followers of Christ cannot afford to contradict Him.

    • March 18, 2013

      FED-UP: You say people should be free to marry who ever they wish. This confirms what I have suspected all along. People who approve same sex marriage will approve ANY kind of marriage. God gave us one marriage model: one man and one woman united to the exclusion of all others for as long as they both shall live. This was for the continuity of the human race and for the care, nurturing, and dscipline of children. If government allows ONE alternative model they must allow for EVERY other type of marriage! What about adult-child marriage? Parent-child marriage? Brother-sister marriage? Polygamous marriage? The same civil rights organizations that are pushing now for same sex marriage will then throw the full weight of their support behind those who want these other abominatons to be legalized and called “marriages”. And make no mistake about it. The UN will cheer them on showing no respect for the sovereign self rule of independent nations because that is what the UN does and small countries are easier to bully. It is true society has a problem with babies being born to unwed mothers. The Bible says sex outside marriage is a sin. It s called “fornication”. It says, “…they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:19-21) However, because there are people committing sin “A” does not mean the church should excuse people committing sin “B”. The reason the Bishop is asking his flock to stand against same sex marriage at this time is because it happens to be the current issue. Other nations have recently legalized it. He sees that the well being of Dominica is being threatened. It’s not as if the church has never spoken out against other sins and immoral behaviour. It has. But same sex marriage is the issue under consideration now. It is the immediate danger facing the nation. Don’t think it strange that those who give leadership to Christian faith communities speak out. It’s our duty to do so. Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

  39. A Concern Dominican
    February 19, 2013

    It is amazing that our Bishop is speaking on this issue now, when our Ambassador to the USA signed up in this convention a few years ago and he said nothing on the issue. My Lordship I am very dissappointed in you and your modus operandi, as someone who worship in the churches that you lead.
    I am not for gay and their marriages because as you say it is contrary to the word of God but your Lordship is that the only thing you see that is affecting our society. I am of the veiw that you are indulged in all the ills of our society because of your association of members of the clergy who seems to advise you on what you should or should not speak about.
    We continue to blame the young people for immorality and ungodly behavior when you as the leader of the church remain silent when the other leaders that the young persons suppose to be emulating behave in the same fashion. We were taught that children live what they learn, therefore they should not be blamed in isolation.
    I believe your Lordship that you should first address our decaying society that is directly affecting the fabric of our blessed Dominica and to also caution your priest to stop using the place of worship as a platform to carry out their political agenda. The priest before would have been in the village interacting with the people but now you only see them during election when they want to push their agenda.
    My Lordship if the church was playing its part as God say then you may have no reason to speak on this issue because the values the society would have embraced, would have dealt with that issue.
    In my few you have failed the Church and by extention the people of Dominica.

    • Observer
      February 19, 2013

      And your point is? Remember when Jesus did not speak the language and followed the political agenda of the Pharisees? Remember when he did not condemn the authorities in the same way and manner that they, the Pharisees wanted him to or rather were expecting of him? What did they do? They trumped up or manufactured criminal charges against him to satisfy their worldly plans, mobilized the people against Jesus and handed himover to be crucified. You have just crucified Jesus thru the Bishop. You and others want the Bishop to act and say exactly as you wish – according to the dictates of your partisan agenda. Doesn’t it occur to you that there priests and clergy and evangelicals on both sides of the political divide here? Why would those who suppport your side be right, absolutley right and those who see things differently eb absol;utely wrong? It is like two lawyers going to court to argue and litigate the same piece of legislation. How unfortunmate you chose to offer up the Bishop on your altar of partisan sacrifice.

  40. From Giraudel
    February 19, 2013

    I absolutely agree with the Bishop and in addition, because we love those persons, but not the sin, we will all PRAY that the enemy will not blind them anymore. That the scales will be removed from their eyes, that their hearts will not be heardened, by extension, they will now be able to see and understand, and receive all the blessings that God has in store for them, They will come to know God as their Lord and personal saviour. Again, as their eyes are opened and they now understand, they will be healed of this disease. I thank God in advance for deliverance for those persons. Amen.

    • February 19, 2013

      @From Giraudel February 19, 2013

      I say Amen with you! I hope that you know I am from Giraudel as well–just look at the part of my last name.

      That is what I have been saying from long ago; the sin of homosexuality is not the only sin, but by the blood of Jesus Christ all sinners can walk away from their sinful practice, and to go and sin mo more!

      In Jesus Christ, there is healing for the desires, the hunger, or the passion of the flesh, which demands all sorts of gruesome behaviour in us, there is Power in the Blood of the Lamb!

      No, it is not the person of homosexuality, it is the futile fruit of his mind, which is the sin, he must first acknowledge that flaw in him, before he can go into healing. Except that some of those people do not want to be healed–that is the problem

  41. February 19, 2013

    There is suppose to be a difference between the Church and the world. There will be unheard things occurring in the world. The Kingdom of darkness rules this evil world.
    The Church is suppose to set the standards for the world. We should not only oppose gay marriage because it will affect our membership but because it is wrong!!

  42. February 19, 2013

    He argued it that is the church’s stance and it will remain unchanged. “That is where the church is and that is where the church will be,” he said.

    as a bishop, you are the undershepered.what GOD say, thats what you have to say. so is not about the “church” it is about what god say. the church rules can change at any given time, because you will not be always bishop. so is not what the church….but is what GOD said about it.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      Little do you know how the Church operates. Get this into your head that it is a Church, consecrated to God, His Palace and not a democracy. The day it changes on this abomination and other immoralities, know that we have a bad person who is the head of the Church. Should this occur, we, the faithful will not follow him. The majority of the pews will be empty if there is a bad leader. God will not punish us for it.
      People as you who probably are practicing nothings and who make such statements are in dire need of godly enlightenment. You do not think and see clearly. You are not on the side of God but of Satan.

  43. hope
    February 19, 2013

    Sir I stand with you on the Word of God. The church message must remain the same.

  44. real
    February 19, 2013

    i am happy that the bishop has taken that stand, the truth is we cannot fight GOD and win.if God says it is an abomination then it is . our opinions will NEVER and can NEVER change the truth of God.we must take that stand Dominica . the earth is the lord”s and the fullness thereof the world and they that dwell therein, we have no rights or power as far as God is concerned in this matter.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      As it is said, we will go to Heaven on Jesus’ terms; not ours” and the warped, adverse opinions which are out there. These people must be made aware of that.
      God is God. He is all-pure and holy. He detests sins. Sexual relationships and so-called marriage between people of the same gender are totally wrong. God created Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve. He told Adam and Eve go and multiply. Can those people multiply? Some of them were married and have children. Some are grandparents and probably great grandparents. They want the best of two worlds. I am further stating that there are some stupid people of the world who approve and legislate this abomination. They are supposed to be educated but they have failed in this respect.

  45. anon
    February 19, 2013

    too late i married a girl being a girl.. haters gonna hate let them.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      Too late for whom and what? Speak for yourself. This is your funeral where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. In the end, you will find out that not even Satan loves you. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  46. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    Well Most Lordship. Gay is a man’s morality with God, what happens in the persons bedroom is God and them. Gay is not a stand alone, so isn’t lies, stealing, fornication, adultery, murder, etc. It is amazing that how you jump on the gay band wagon, and you yet to touch on corruption, fraud, fornication and sexual abuse, ills widely affecting our small society.

  47. Concerned
    February 19, 2013

    That’s it bishop…

  48. SadIndeed
    February 19, 2013

    Good on you Bishop. I may not be Catholic but you have the scriptures like the rest of us and we cannot change God’s way to suit ourselves. But you know and they know that GOD does have just rewards for such things as with Sodom and Gomora (if that’s how it’s spelt). I don’t understand how these people think they will get away with such ridiculous methods of justifying their actions.

  49. britbob
    February 19, 2013

    The man is the Bishop and that is the party line …and that is fine. BUT citizens are supposed to have equal rights no matter what there religion, colour, sex, creed or who they choose to love. so long as you don’t infinge on my freedoms you can do whatever you like under the law. and the rights I am entitled to as a Dominican, all the rights that are afforded to me as a heterosexual man, I have no right to deny a fellow citizen because they choose to be with someone of the same sex. And that includes the right to marry whosoever they choose… that is not MY business

    • A Voice
      February 19, 2013

      Britbob,

      I really wonder if you would say the same thing if a man was marrying his adult daughter?

      That would include the right to marry whomever they choose…wouldn’t it?

      • britbob
        February 19, 2013

        I am not really sure what you mean … Do you mean a woman marrying an adult daughter? … the truth is I wouldn’t be the happiest guy alive as that is not the ideal picture i have in my head for her …. BUT she would not be marrying for me. She needs to marry for herself and her happiness and as an adult she would have the inalienable right to make that choice and I have to abide by that. Incidentally If she did marry a guy who was, say, abusive I would be much more concerned … to the extent that the guy would have to fear for his life!! (and statistically ,sadly, that is far more likely.

      • A Voice
        February 21, 2013

        Ahhh Britbob,

        You skirted around my point. Let me break it down to you more simply.

        I was talking about a man getting married to his own adult daughter or let us say a woman getting married to her own adult daughter.

        I was wondering if you would say the same thing seeing that, according to you, would include the right to marry whom ever they choose?

        I hope it is clearer now.

  50. Orchid
    February 19, 2013

    A religious leader who stands up for his beliefs and for the majority. Well said Bishop Malzaire. I wish the developed countries had more like you in their political leadership.

  51. MIA
    February 19, 2013

    The church stance is good, but that is not all. It is what God’s Word the Bible says that really matters. This is what should govern the way we live our lives. To be frank, the Bible condemns homosexuality. No amount of verbal hocus-pocus can make scriptures like Leviticus 18:22 and Romans 1:26, 27 disappear.

    Even though the official stand of the Catholic church is against homosexual relations, one poll showed that a large percentage (55% at the time) of all U.S. Catholics believed that someone who engages in homosexual relations can still be a good Catholic.

    • Freethinker
      February 19, 2013

      We don’t need “hocus pocus” to make those verses disappear. All we need are brains, reason, research, and scientific literacy. Then, pretty much all of the bible disappears.

      Easy, no?

      • vampiro
        February 19, 2013

        de more u comment is de more i get sick and tired of u educated donkeys.u fools belive so much in science just answer me dis one question. what makes u wake up every morning wenever u go to sleep

      • Waitukubuli-Original
        February 19, 2013

        Freethinker you said “research” to make the point that there is no God. Interestingly, researchers/scientists don’t CREATE anything, they only go after (seek) things that already exist. They only DISCOVER. That thing which they seek, who put it there? They will even tell you that there are many things they still don’t comprehend, the more they research the more the complexities of their discoveries increase.

        They meant well, and I am not against what they do, although I think a lot of corruption exist within the medical/research industries; nevertheless, to lift them above God is ignorant (lack of knowledge).

        The human body still perplexes some, despite the advancement in scientific discoveries.
        Further, not every published data is credible. Ask the NIH. Many of these desperate researchers falsify data in an attempt to have a few publications out there. That’s why the NIH and other federal funding agencies monitor their work closely!

      • February 19, 2013

        @Waitukubuli-Original February 19, 2013

        I am here to say to yours! Amen!

      • Rev. Donald Hilla
        February 20, 2013

        People oppose the Bible and the Christian gospel for various reasons. Some think they have intellectual grounds for rejecting the faith. Others hide behind their unbelief for reasons that are less honest. They know if said they believed in God and the Bible they would be expected to live a life quite different than what they are living now. They want to hold onto their sins so they pretend they don’t believe a word of it when it comes to religion! It is getting harder every passing year for these people to pass themselves off as “intellectuals” because the weight of science is coming down on the side of those who believe the Bible. Recently I read two great books. (1) THE PUZZLE OF ANCIENT MAN by Dr. Donald Chittick, Ph.D. in physical chemistry, a Born again Christian, who is a strong believer in creation, and has taught at several universities, and (2) THE HIDDEN FACE OF GOD, by Dr. Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D., in physics. Dr. Schroeder has also wrote GENESIS AND THE BIG BANG, and THE SCIENCE OF GOD. He believes the Bible including the Genesis accounts and backs up his beliefs with enough science to send the skeptic running for cover! But Dr. Schroeder is NOT a Christian. He is a Jew. What’s more, he is a Jewish scientist and highly regarded by his peers. I think these books can be ordered from AMAZON, the world’s largest on line bookseller. Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

      • Freethinker
        February 20, 2013

        Well, Vampiro, you need a round of applause for that display of stupidity. Congrats, firstly, for aligning religious belief with being uneducated–no, really, congrats. You said it all for me. Secondly, you attack “science” and yet don’t know basic biology, or you would understand very well what happens when we go to sleep and wake up. What, do you think people literally die and get resurrected every night and morning? You really that dense?

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      Let the truth be told and let it prevail in Jesus Name I pray and for the love of Him.
      What you stated is nonsense. You are totally wrong. You cannot be a good Catholic and go against the teachings of the Catholic Church. Those who were polled are obviously naive. In this era the world consists of many types of them. Many of them do not go to church and are living in sin, cohabiting and did not marry in a consecrated Church to God.
      Too many say I am good and that when people die they went to Heaven even without obeying God’s Ten Commandments. Many deceive themselves and others.
      Know that good people do not go to Heaven. “Holy people do.” Note the difference between good and holy. Learn something godly and what God requires of each one of us. It is not abomination and following one’s sexual desires and marrying people of the same gender.
      God has no part in that. As Holy Scripture: “What has God got in common with his enemy, the enemy of our souls, Satan?

  52. February 19, 2013

    DNO this is the one I intended to post, if you can ignore the other one I would be glad. Thanking you in advance.

    The unbelieving Sadducees tried to question Jesus about the resurrection, when they brought up the subject about a woman who had married seven brothers consecutively–following the death of each brother.

    They said to Jesus, if there was truly a resurrection, which brother would that woman claim as her husband? Jesus answered and said to them,

    “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.

    And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you of God, who said: I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living Matthew 22: 29-32

    In this world, most people get married, never knowing the bonding of Love, the anointing which sanctifies their mind to bring their body as one in the Spirit.

    And so, marriage in this world is all about fleshly gratification–because of the fleshly hunger that is known as sexual desire, or the lust of the flesh—especially for those who think they must exist to please their fellow man and not the God who created them.

    Therefore it does not matter, even if the agreement of gay marriage had come from the Pope, much less for President, and Prime Minister, there is absolutely, no Love a in gay marriage–woman and woman, man and man, not even in some marriages of man and woman—for Love is from God alone; He anoints a marriage in two people who knows Him and His Love in their lives..

    For Love is the Spiritual State of Life in us–Finally Faith, Hope, and Love abides; these three, bur Love is the Greatest: says the apostle Paul at 1st. Corinthians 13. I understand clearly what Paul is teaching here.

    Jesus tells us clearly in His message above that marriage is until death to us part–whatever the kind of marriage–for in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven. Do not think that you are going to know your wife or your husband in Paradise because you will be wiped out from your human state of mind—this mind of yours will be of the Mind of Love, if you are living in Paradise/.

    The other thing Jesus said is that God is not the God of the dead; He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

    Those dead people whom Jesus is talking about are not necessarily only in their graves—for Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are in their graves—the dead, in Jesus’ terms, is also wandering on two legs all over in this world; they are the ones who get involved in the things of futility and death, like gay marriages or to condone to that choice in people–Love has nothing to do with that futile product, which is nurtured by those who exist in darkness and walking the barren state of night.

    • budman
      February 19, 2013

      does anyone read this guy’s posts?

      • February 21, 2013

        @budman February 19, 2013

        No! I don’t think so, because “anyone” like yourself, is trap in you all’s carnal mind like the slaves of old, waiting to be beaten, but by your god od this world and your sinfulness.

        You and “anyone” do not have the Spiritual discernment to dicipher that things of the Spirit–but unfortunately for you, that is what “this guy” is writing about. Let those who have ears hear what the Spirit is saying!

  53. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    Catholic church = great church = beautiful church!! All good. We have respect for the beautiful Lord! We got all what the other churches have plus more….. sacraments, plus Mary, plus the saints…Yippee!

    • budman
      February 19, 2013

      including over 200 paedophile priests and Vatican sex settlements that have now surpassed $100M. you right we got more.

      • HMMMM
        February 19, 2013

        @budman who u think u are nuh?

      • budman
        February 19, 2013

        someone who states facts rather than mere conjecture

      • HMMMM
        February 20, 2013

        well get ur so-called “facts” straight cuz all u hv is bad mouth and lies

  54. Lougaoo Mem
    February 19, 2013

    May I just ask a few questions? What is the church’s stance on lies, deceit and corruption? And how does the church present it to humanity in terms of many who are victimized, followed by much lies and deception? Wonder what’s your stance Bishop, on the attempted murder of the Hon Gon Emmanuel’s life…. I’m just curious eh. The church will be better off when it starts preaching “TRUTH TO POWER”. Amen?

    • Fouchette
      February 21, 2013

      I am certain that the Bishop will get around to addressing all of those topics in time. Did you want him to address all in one sermon? I doubt that he would be able to do justic to the various aspects of each topic if he attempted to lump them into one sermon. Ya’all acting as if he said something that was out of place.

  55. Observer
    February 19, 2013

    The catholic church also need to clean up within, cause the same ones who condemn gay actions, are committing gay crimes against young alter boys. DNO, I do hope that you allow my comment and not delete it like you do all the time.

    • just saying
      February 19, 2013

      Let me borrow a phrase much used on this site. ” Two wrongs don’t make a right.” Or, is this only true when it suits our needs.

  56. My name
    February 18, 2013

    How about your stance on Steeling, attempted murder, lying, and curruption? We would like to know also.

  57. DA/NY
    February 18, 2013

    I fully agreed with the Bishop a man and a woman should engaged in marriage. The end of time is near alot of strange things we thought that would not happen is happening.

  58. Evolved
    February 18, 2013

    Oh my Bishop
    You chose to keep silent on matters of corruption but you choose to speak loud about something that does not even apply in the country you serve in.

    Do the work of the Lord and stand up, speak out for the many things that occur in Dominica that are not in keeping with your Bible.

    Don’t be hypocritical Bishop

  59. February 18, 2013

    The unbelieving Sadducees tried to question Jesus about the resurrection, when they the subject about a woman who had married seven brothers consecutively–following of the death of each brother.

    They said to Jesus, if there was truly a resurrection, which brother would that woman claim as her husband?

    Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.

    For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.

    But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying: I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?

    God is not the God of the dead, but of the living Matthew 22: 29-32

    In this world, most people get married, never knowing the bonding of Love, the anointing which sanctifies their mind to bring their body as one in the Spirit.

    But marriage in this world, as all about fleshly gratification–because of the hunger that is known as sexual desire, or the lust of the flesh.

    It does not matter, even it the saying had come from the Pope, there is no Love a gay marriage–woman and woman, man and man, not even in some marriages of man and woman.

    For Love is the Spiritual State of Life in us–Finally Faith, Hope, and Love abides; these three, bur Love is the Greatest: says the apostle Paul at 1st. Corinthians 13.

    Jesus tells us above that marriage is until death to us part–whatever the kind of marriage–for in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.

    The other thing Jesus is that God is not the God of the dead, He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

    Those dead people whom Jesus is talking about are wandering on two legs all over in this world–they are the ones gets involved in gay marriages or condone to that choice in people–Love has nothing to do with that futile products, which is nurtured by those who exist in darkness and walking the barren state of night.

  60. Hans
    February 18, 2013

    Let the gay cruise people give him a check and see how heavy hs tongue will get. Lang Lou len largent ca parler

  61. Yam Babawoolais
    February 18, 2013

    The disgraceful pastor in Portsmouth didn’t like gamblers but when one of his followers won the lotto he sang Gloria god is good when the ltyo winner gave him soe money out of his wining.
    So if Bshop Zenzen get a check from Elton John the Bshop will canonize Elton John

  62. Idealist
    February 18, 2013

    God sees a lot of things, not just the supposed sin of gay people. All of this is just non sense, I guess the Bishop had nothing better to talk about. How can love between two adults of the same sex not be right in the eyes of God? How does that affect him, there are issues in the catholic church that are much more relevant, yet still he chooses to comment on gay marriage.

  63. Trek
    February 18, 2013

    Bishop garçon talk about all ills of society, talk about beggaring, washing plate, kook pipe pas mayais but talk about dishonesty in government, among clergy men, talk about bribery of religious evaders by politicians and business men. Finally alk about the catholic bishops who cover up the crimes of pedophilia among priests, impregnating of the congregation by pastors etc.

  64. Sinner/saved
    February 18, 2013

    The man marrying a man and a woman marrying a woman is so antichrist. Was Adam marry to John? Was Eve marry to Mary? I do not hate those people, but if the Lord the creator say it is an abomination, who am I to say it is right! Can we go back to the Bible and remember Sodom and Gomorrah.

    The hypocritical part is, they want to be with the same sex and want another person to make a child for them. I would like to know, if they forget what genders create the sperm and the egg.
    I think is a fashion, and everyone wants to be in he in crowd, and join the band wagon.

    There is a way that seems right unto a man/woman, but the end thereof are the ways of ‘DEATH.’ Pay attention we nations and we people. Do not slap the creator in his face. The judge of the word is coming. Be prepared.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 20, 2013

      Common sense alone should tell us that two men and two women should never marry. What other proof does anyone need? It is right in their face, male and female have different sexual organs. Two men have the same sexual organs; likewise two women. What other explanation do you need?

    • Rev. Donald Hilla
      March 4, 2013

      Dear Saved Sinner: The closer one looks at the homosexual issue the more hypocritical it appears. One man plays the male role and the other the female role. The one who plays the male role wants a man who is womanish. In fact the
      MORE woman-like his partner is the more aroused he can become. This type of male homosexual is hetrosexual to the core. I was trained as a pastoral counsellor. Earlier in my ministry I worked as a counsellor. One of these men once told me when he was with a man he “pretended” it was a woman! This type of homosexual is hetro to the core. Either he is shy of women, or feels inferior to them, or for some twisted psychological reason dislikes them, so he is unable to relate to the opposite sex in a normal way that should lead to friendship, courtship, marriage, and sex IN THAT ORDER. These men have their female counter-parts. There are the dykes (male like women) and the femms (who are lady like), and and similar role playing takes place. When they really WANT to change (emphasis on the word WANT) counselling therapy CAN help them transition. It works better when it is accompanied by a personal encounter with Jesus Christ and a commitment to the Christian lifestyle. Sincerely, Rev.Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

  65. say sa mem
    February 18, 2013

    all wrong doing is wrong doing.And the good book says as in the days of Noah so shall it be in the end Jesus Christ is fast approaching too late shall be some of us cry.if we don’t stand for what is right we will fall for anything.

  66. ti nom
    February 18, 2013

    keep de church outta politics

  67. Loyal Follower
    February 18, 2013

    I agree too…marriage is between a man and a woman. so what about sex…Why doesn’t the bishop speak out about sex between big man priest and child.
    you know i have really lost all respect for the this church that I was raised in. In this day and age when we need so much moral guidance, the church has just found itself in a bottomless pit. with all due respect Bishop Malzaire, your statements are worthless unless you start speaking the truth to the Dominican people. You need to warn your flock about pedophile priests instead of sending people away to hide the sins of the church. Looking forward to your next statement!

  68. A Voice
    February 18, 2013

    Well that is one of the few times that I agree with them Catholics.

    Marriage is between a man and woman…period!!!

    The other day I watching a tv program and they have dogs marrying each other…what the hell the world coming to?

    • Justice and Truth
      February 19, 2013

      The Bishop is indeed correct. You are also correct. You made me laugh. What is the world really coming to?
      It is so sad what is occurring in the world. Some governments of the world legislate that people of the same sex have the right to be married. They are sick people, morally and spiritually. I can tell you further that they will answer to God for this and also allowing these people to adopt children. We are to protect children and to ensure that they are well-nurtured in godliness and morally, disciplining them accordingly.
      Those governments have erred and are also going down the slippery slopes on the path of perdition. Some have already arrived. They are as blind as bats and living in darkness, devoid of the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
      Our Lord said: “If the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a pit.” Our Lord was referring to such people who are blind to the truth and are living in darkness of the light.
      God will never sanction and bless such types of marriage which so highly offend him. There are some non-Catholic pastors who are making a mockery of the Sacrament of Marriage by marrying those people. Imagine, two men and two women. It is so ridiculous.
      One of those pastors in Toronto had a Christian service for them prior to their so-called gay pride parade on a Sunday in summer 2012. I told someone that pastor must be one of them. They have a distorted view of what God wants and expects of us. These are the false prophets of our time, leading others astray.

      • Rev. Donald Hilla)
        February 27, 2013

        Dear Justice and Truth: You have made some reasonable and valid comments. Bishop Malzaire is stating the Roman Catholic position on marriage. It is his duty. I am not Catholic. I am an evangelical Christian. But I want to go on record as saying the position of the Roman Catholic Church on any and all expressions of homosexual behaviour is Biblical. It is the same position that has been held by Christians for two thousand years AND by the Jewish (Hebrew) people of Old Testament times for thousands of years B.C. The fact that the Roman Catholic Church has some serious problems at this time within its ranks should never be even brought up in any disussion on same sex marriage. It is a different issue and unrelated. The R.C. Church is working internally to solve those problems. Meanwhile its bishops and priests must continue to teach the sanctity of marriage and warn against sexual sins. Those who push the gay agenda do not have the ability to engage in reasonable and objective debate because they know they have neither scripture nor science on their side. When I mention the fact the studies have shown an alarming high rate of AIDS, depression, alcoholism, and suicide among homosexuals, and that they have a shorter life span, the gay advocates go beserk! It is at this point that I lose them. They resort to bad mouthing, snide remarks, and name calling. How objective is that? I plead with them (if they WANT to look at the facts) to read the book HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE POLITICS OF TRUTH by Dr. Jefferey Satinover, M.D. Dr. Satinover has practiced psychiatry for over 20 years. He has taught in Yale University and Harvard University. This book can be ordered from AMAZON, the world’s largest book seller. It contains some (not all) of the statistics I have referred to. It gives other documentation I have not mentioned. Dr. Satinover’s work has passed peer review. It is not disputed by his collegues. I am waiting for a gay adcvocate who is a DNO reader to tell me “I’ve read the book. Here is where Dr.Satinover is wrong, and here are the proofs he’s wrong. Now lets discuss it.” But I expect I’ll wait long time. Justice and Truth, you mentioned certain “Protestant” pastors who perform same sex marriages. If I did that (God forbid) my ordination would be revoked and I would not be reinstated. Several apostate (Yes, I said apostate!) denominations have approved what they call “same sex marriages”. I do not recognize them as churches. Nor do I consider their pastors to be my ministerial brethern. The Word of God says, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11) So Justice and Truth, you are not alone. Keep the faith! Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

  69. Syborg55
    February 18, 2013

    Hmmmmmm!!! What has this world came to?

    • Job
      February 18, 2013

      The 21st century.

      One where all people should be treated equal and there should be no prejudice based on sexual orientation, skin color or creed. I don’t think that’s a bad place to be.

      • March 23, 2013

        Wrong! The world has lost its way. You think people should be treated equally with no prejudice based on sexual orientation? This confirms what I have been saying. People who appprove same sex marriage will approve of any sick relationship being legalized and called “marriage”. Once a government legalizes same sex marriage all kinds of special interest groups are going to be lobbying to have the respectability of legal marriage conferred upon their sick choice of togetherness. If a government approves even one alternative to the historical and traditional model of marriage it MUST approve ANY and ALL alternatives. The moment it refuses people with orientations too scary to mention are going to be screaming DISCRIMINATION and hollering for their EQUAL RIGHTS. By approving same sex marriage a government sends the people the a message that (1) an historical tradition thousands of years old that has been the cornerstone of civilization itself no long matters, (2) the moral standards of civilization for thousands of years no long apply; so WITHOUT morality what critera do they follow in the insititution of NEW laws? It’s not rocket science to realize they will have NOTHING left to guide them but the wishes (votes?) of the people. This will largely be in the hands of those who have the money for a publicity campaign. The gay agenda is being driven by a mindset that says a person should be able satisfy his or her sexual desire no matter WHAT that desire is. It excludes all objective reasoning and logical debate. Both scripture and science are refused any place in the debate. For those who just a little on the intellectual side I suggest that they read HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE POLITICS OF TRUTH by Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, M.D. Dr. Satinover has practiced psychiatry and psychoanalysis for over twenty years. He has lectured at Yale University and Harvard University. This book can be ordered from AMAZON, the world’s largest online bookseller. Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 19, 2013

      It is the reign of Satan. This is no gay and no pride. They use the words out of context and are blind to it. They have spoiled our decent words.
      Our patient God is observing and taking note. He needs us to speak/write against this abomination. In time, everyone will receive God’s fair and just recompense as they deserve.

  70. street side
    February 18, 2013

    Wonder how long he will hold onto that point.

    the church at present needs money to re construct the Roseau Catholic church….

    So he will buckle as they do when monies are thrown at them….it can come in from a gay source channelled via NGO or Govt…and that’s it…

    so he just has to sing whatever tune is cranked up for him…..just a matter of time..

    • Malgraysa
      February 18, 2013

      The bishop is referring to same-sex marriage and not the rights of gays(= homosexuals) or lesbians. Don’t confuse the issues by lumping everything together. Most likely he has no problem with persons’ sexual orientation but to my simple mind same-sex marriage is just an impossibility as a sacrament of the catholic church.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 19, 2013

      You are really on the side of the street. Listen here! Do not be dumb and foolish. You are one of those who lack godly enlightenment. Pull your mind out of the gutter where Satan lies in wait for people as you.
      The Catholic Church is not campaigning for the money of those people and never will. They would not give anyway. They are free to give or not.
      God loves a cheerful giver. Whoever wants to give to the Church, all for the love of God, will do so with a loving and generous heart. Anyone who gives grudgingly will not be blessed by God. They might as well keep their money for they will not receive God’s blessing.
      If the money comes from government or other source, the money also belongs to Christian taxpayers and others.
      The Toronto Municipal Government gives money to those people to fund their so-called gay pride parade. This is taxpayers’ money, those who disapprove of this abomination and those who approve. Therefore, take this and smoke it in your pipe and keep quiet for you do not know what you are stating (talking about). :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:
      Our Lord said, “Every idle word that man/woman shall speak, they shall render an account thereof on Judgment Day.“ Keep that in mind for your comment is idle talk.

    • Catholic
      February 19, 2013

      If you believe the Church is so fickle, then your faith is not in God, but in men. God will make a just and transparent way for us to renovate the Cathedral. He will not desert us

      • Freethinker
        February 19, 2013

        Yeah? Tell that to all the Jews he deserted during the Holocaust, you ignorant donkey.

      • Tri-State Beauty
        February 19, 2013

        @ Freethinker why not concern yourself with slavery and the diabolic history of the catholic church. Jews don’t need another crusader. Black people always in what that don’t concern them

      • Justice and Truth
        February 20, 2013

        Keep up your strong Catholic faith. Our Lord Jesus Christ established His Church, The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. He loves His Church. God is in control of it.
        Just imagine all the Heavenly Court, The Mother of God, The Ever Blessed Virgin Mary, the Archangels, Angels and Saints praying for The Catholic Church in all parts of the world as in Dominica.
        If the Holy Spirit was not with His Church, it would have already crumbled. The Catholic Church is 2013 years old and will last until the end of time when everyone will be called to their judgment. In this practically godless age, Its critics and enemies are many. At the end of time, in fact when they die, they will then know the truth that it was the Church Our Lord established on earth when He said to Peter, “Thou art Peter and upon this Rock I will build My Church…”
        God will find a way for the Roseau Cathedral to be completed.
        The Cathedral in Toronto, St. Michael’s Cathedral is also presently undergoing renovations. It was also broadcasted on the Toronto News. This Church was built in the 1800’s. It has a great history. This will take approximately 4 years. Come what may The Roseau Cathedral will be completed. God is standing watch over it. He will not fail his Church. He always provides. His time is not our time.
        Praise be to God The Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen!

      • Anonymous
        February 20, 2013

        @tristate beauty, so you saying the catholic church did not own slaves, i wonder who built the roseau cathedral

      • ??
        February 20, 2013

        @ tri-state beauty, so you think that the catholic church did not own and support the owners of slaves. i wonder who built the roseau catholic church, maybe dipcon engineering

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2013

      Some how I don’t think so

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2013

      go and repent for the sin you just committed, so ignorant

    • fridegid
      February 19, 2013

      tell them gay to hold their monies we doh want it

      • Freethinker
        February 19, 2013

        What a complete idiot you are. Dominica is doing so well, isn’t it? Not as though it needs money or any silly idea like that. And not as though–gasp–gay people are a viable source of income and jobs via tourism. And not as though–papa bonjay–gay people might *actually* just be people like you and me whose brains are just wired to like the same sex.

        Keep the intelligence coming, bro.

    • Observer
      February 19, 2013

      As long as he is teaching what the Lord teaches, the cathedral will be built irrespective, with or wihthout your contribution. God did not create John and Jack. He did create “Adam and Eve” – male and female and sent them out to procreate and replenish the earth. Your parents could not have been from the sme sex. If you chose same sex marriage, you would never be able to procreate. If you and your same sex partner are allowed to adopt a child and succeeded in inculcating your same sex marriage values to that child, and the child chooses a same sex partner, how will mankind survive.

      • Are you surprised
        February 19, 2013

        @ Freethinker – but I find you come out!! Relax yourself boss man. This is not worth a heart attack.

      • AnotherFreeThinker
        February 19, 2013

        This is a statement that completely lacks any semblance of knowledge about what it means to be gay. Homosexuality is not a disease that can be spread. You can’t inoculate someone to be gay. And you certainly can’t persuade or influence someone to be gay. Being gay is NOT a choice, it is the way you ARE. There are thousands of children who have grown up in gay families and turn out to be “happy heteros” and go on to “procreate”, as you call it. Please ….. educate yourself before you make these kinds of baseless statements.

      • budman
        February 19, 2013

        stupid comment Observer. for two reasons: (1) if heterosexual couples produce gay children why wouldn’t gay couples produce heterosexual children. (2) you ask how will mankind survive? really? majority of people throughout history are heterosexual so mankind will survive. you are speaking as though suddenly everyone will become gay if same sex marriages are legalised.

      • Tri-State Beauty
        February 20, 2013

        Bondieu hoye Annoymous and ??? that is exactly what I stated wi. The Catholic church was behind slavery, therefore before speaking about JEWS I concern myself with the ills of the church against BLACK PEOPLE through SLAVERY. What part of that was confusing to ask me if I am saying the church didn’t own slaves?

        Admirer ou meme… matter of fact HUGS and KISSES to you. How is Wall Street treating you? see I did my homework too. :lol: :lol:

    • budman
      February 19, 2013

      Tri state beauty you really are a silly goose.

      • Tri-State Beauty
        February 19, 2013

        Yeap BUDMAN thanks for the compliment. My fence that low? :-P :-P :-P I’m a great looking one at that, come fluff my feathers. hahahha

      • Admirer
        February 19, 2013

        Budman hoy watch it eh. I hope you meant Tri-State Beauty is a graceful, elegant ebony swan bon. Leave my wife alone fella.

        Manseh TSB my love,do not fillay your tongue for people on DNO nor invite anyone to fluff, primp, or trim your feathers bon. Any such thing will be my own task. I watching you.

      • budman
        February 21, 2013

        @Admirer, i already see Tri-State Beauty’s gizzard

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