MIRIDOM pleased with UWI position on discrimination

miridomMinority Rights Dominica (MiRiDom) is pleased to have the support of the University of the West Indies (UWI) for its rejection of any group of people who are criminalized based on their race, religion or sexual orientation.

In an interview on Jamaican television, vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (Mona), Professor Nigel Harris, was asked whether it was right to criminalize Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) people.

“They have human rights and in truth by criminalizing them that indeed this denies them of some basic human rights,” he said.

He also mentioned that the health and human rights groups who work in the region hold the view that when dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic it is not just a matter of health but also of discrimination and human rights.

Harris stated that the UWI rejected discrimination against any group “based on their race, religion, their sexual orientation.”

He said that the UWI believes that criminalization contributes to stigmatization and discrimination.

Harris was being interviewed on a television program called ‘All Angles’ where the public outcry about the sacking of Professor Brian Bain, head of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network (CHART) of the UWI, was being discussed.

The situation arose from Professor Bain’s testimony at a court case in Belize where he testified that repealing the anti-buggery laws would increase the HIV infection rates.

This testimony was discussed by a special UWI advisory committee that reflected on his statements and the importance of how they would affect the continuing relationship with public health and LGBT organizations, which are the core of the CHART program.

The committee felt that he had lost the confidence of the people he had to reach within that particular program.

MiRiDom advocates the repeal of Section 16 of the laws of Dominica that criminalizes consenting adults for same sex practices.

“This denies people their basic human rights to sexual expression,” the organization said.

 

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63 Comments

  1. Anthony Ismael
    June 3, 2014

    Our religious zealots on the island must realize that they do not have the right to force their moral beliefs upon others, no matter how sanctimonious they are. Furthermore, making ad hoc connections between pedophilia, incest and rape does not serve to justify their beliefs. As a democratic nation we must realize that there has to be room for decent and room for alternate forms of emotional and psychic needs, no matter how repulsed we are by it.
    I am an avid advocate for protecting the rights of children because of their innocence and inability to make pragmatic decisions. However, I could care less about what consenting adults do behind closed doors.
    Morality and folkways cannot and should trump basic human rights. The same evangelical community is mum when our children are raped, when indiscriminate murder shadows the island, when our state prison is deemed inhumane and when our leaders operate underneath the veil of corruption. We have become selectively sanctimonious.

    • Real misery
      June 4, 2014

      Then why don’t they lgalize prostitution? It’s between consenting adults and behind closed doors. Why should incest be illegal, and some of the other things you mentioned? We should have a sense of responsibility for the Dominica society, health system, and mothers/fathers who think they raised their child and should take them to bed when they become adults. Where does it end?

      • June 6, 2014

        Where will it end :?:

        It will end soon when…

        “…the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9)

        Until then their vileness will continue and become even more daring. Like the Sodomites they will mock those who live righteously. Like the perverts of Lot’s day they will eventually feed the flames.

        “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set for an EXAMPLE, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

    • June 16, 2014

      Sorry to burst your bubble!

      God Almighty DOES have the sovereign right to force HIS moral code upon the entire human race.

      For 2,000 years the Christian church through its bishops, pastors, and evangelists has advised kings, emperors, prime ministers, presidents and politicians concerning God’s moral code (contained in the New Testament), and admonished them regarding the laws that relate to human sexual behavior. They have and they must.

      Whether you like it or not we will all be judged by the Word of God when we stand before Him!

      Also, the evangelical community is not silent about rape, murder, the condition of state prisons, and corruption. You have no way of knowing what pastors are saying in their pulpits from Sunday to Sunday. Nor would you know what letters or phone calls go out from their offices from week to week.

      Besides it is not rape, murder, the condition of state prisons, and corruption that people are trying to have decriminalized.
      Those responsible for these things are not lobbying for “equality”. It is the noise homosexuals are making that is drawing the response from the evangelical community. Unfortunately it is them that have created the need for the current focus. Believe me, there are other things we would rather be speaking and writing about.

      Also homosexuality contributes to some (maybe not all) of these other terrible things you have mentioned. I have statistics in front of me about rapes, and murders committed by homosexuals (some of the most gruesome nature imaginable), and of homosexuals in the prison system.

      Rev. Donald Hill, D.D., International Evangelist.

      WEBSITE: http://www.livinghopeministries.ca

  2. LGBT Activist
    June 2, 2014

    Would love to hear you all views on this one.. Parents start listening to your children from birth. The do have a lot to share regarding there sexuality.The have a voice, listen and make the right decisions.
    https://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/parents-share-story-of-transgender-son-193216025.html

    • June 5, 2014

      Parents should listen to their children to know what if anything is troubling them.

      Parents are to teach their children the difference between right and wrong.

      Parents should listen to their children to detect problems and discern potential problems. They should show love, offer guidance, and provide help. It is the responsibility of parents to listen to their children – not to accommodate what is sinful and destructive – but to offset and eliminate (if possible) any negative influence the child may have fallen prey to. It is also their responsibility to continue loving the child unconditionally and to keep showing that love regardless of how disappointed they may be with decisions and choices the child makes.

      Parents who are Christians who lovingly teach Bible principles to their children will listen and show their children the particular commandment or promise of God in the Holy Scriptures that relates to the current situation or problem. They will do it in a gracious and kind way without showing undue emotion, and without raising their voice or shouting.

      God does not change. The Word of God does not change. We are to lovingly teach this to our children in a way and in a a tone that lets them know that God is the final authority and always will be.

      At he end of the day each child and every human being must
      decide how they will respond to God and which path they will take in life.

      I invite you to visit my website http://www.livinghopeministries.ca

      Click onto ARTICLES in the left margin. Then click onto the article THINGS THAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  3. appauled
    June 2, 2014

    but of course they would agree. not discriminating means all are welcome to that university n more money in their pockets

    • June 6, 2014

      No doubt $$$$$ is a factor in their broadmindedness.

      Like many left field educators today they have sold out, and Roman 1:21,22 describes them very well.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  4. Activist
    June 2, 2014
    • June 6, 2014

      Get educated on homosexuality :?:

      When it comes to education :idea: there is no greater source of knowledge than the Word of God. The person who rejects the Bible – God’s revelation to mankind – and trusts human reasoning is a fool.

      The Bible says, “…when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful; but became vain in their imagination, and their foolish heart was darkened. :( Professing themselves to wise, they became fools.” :twisted:
      (Romans 1:21,22)

      For those honestly wanting to know the truth about homosexuality we suggest they pick up a Bible and read Romans 1:26,27. Study these verses in the context verses 21 – 22. Then read 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 1:9,10, and Jude vs. 7.

      Those who want something more scientific ought to read the book HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE POLITICS OF TRUTH , by Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, M.D.

      Dr. Satinover 8) received degrees from MIT., Harvard University, and the University of Texas. He practiced psychoanalysis and psychiatry for more than twenty years. He is a former Fellow in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at Yale University and past William James Lecturer in Psychology at Harvard University.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. D.D., International Evangelist.

  5. Simply the Truth
    June 2, 2014

    Fervent prayers and more prayers are needed, also to console The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and to appease Him, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
    For Toronto, Ontario readers, also U.S.A. All who specifically oppose this abomination and that it highly offends God are welcome. I am looking forward to attending.

    Beloved Brothers & sisters,

    With the blessing of Cardinal Thomas Collins and his enthusiasm, a Eucharistic Procession
    will be held in downtown Toronto on Holy Trinity Sunday, June 15, 2014, five days before the World Gay Pride Parade.

    This wonderful event will start with a
    • Holy Mass at St. Basil’s Church (50 St. Joseph Street) at 1:30 pm.
    • The Eucharistic procession will then start at 2:30 pm from St. Basil’s Church
    • and will end at St. Michael’s Cathedral (200 Church Street).

    We hope to have as many as attend the Gay Pride Parade

    Please forward this message to others and pray for the event and its organizers.

    Thank you and God bless.

  6. Delbert Harry
    June 2, 2014

    If homosexuals have right to do their thing, why not incest between consenting adults; Polygamy between consenting adults. Biological reasons should preclude incest between consenting adults, but homosexuality in its true form produces no progeny. At least incest produces people. I don’t agree with any of these form of sexual behavior, but the homosexual argument is weak at best. What is a human right anyway??? Based on their definition then pedophiles have a human right; so do polygamist; and incestuous relationships.

    Ay Bondyé tjinbé ti payi sa. Pa lésé kochoni konsa vini LaDominique.

    • June 7, 2014

      The problem is when a government approves of same sex relationships they MUST approve of these other sexual relationships because if they do NOT they can be found guilty of discrimination against the others.

      If a constitution can be interpreted to mean homosexuals must be treated equal to heterosexuals when it comes to marriage rights then so must a brother and a sister or a parent and an adult child be treated equal and be allowed to marry. Then what about men who want to have more than one wife.

      Civil rights groups will use the equality victory they have won for the gays to fight for equal rights for brothers and sisters, parents, and adult children, and polygamists. And the UN will be 100% behind them. You cannot imagine that ever happening? Of course you can’t! A hundred years ago nobody imagined two men or two women marrying each other.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  7. Simply the Truth
    June 1, 2014

    These people do not realize they are walking on chartered waters, going down a slippery slope, the course of the broad path. Some have already gone there, those who have predeceased us.
    It gets me extremely angry to read their garbage. People are chastised for speaking and teaching about God, even fired from their jobs, one in the US for putting and keeping the Ten Commandments of God in his Court House and we are supposed, actually forced to accept this abomination and approve it? Are they mad or what? Consider yourself following the path of Satan.
    Look here, Mirodon, whoever you are, take a back step and a back seat. You are well on your way to Hell with Satan and his corteges. Weep for yourselves.
    As for this so-called Professor Nigel Harris, who is discriminating against these people? A country has a Constitution and a Law which should never be changed to suit any abomination. You, too, who condone and encourage this abomination, will meet the same eternal fate. The amount of income you earn, singing for your supper, will not gain you the pleasure of God and eternal salvation. Make up your mind, with this type of immoral attitude, you have already condemned yourself including those who practice this abomination. I hope you read this. Challenge me and I will tell you more.
    Professor Bain is correct. All those who are on the side of God will be persecuted and stand to lose their jobs. Consider, they please God and will be saved. Those who discriminate against them – this is discrimination for standing up for their rights and that of others in this case,. Those who fire them will one day have to contend with God for their eternal judgment. It will not be easy for them as they age, when they die and on that day of judgment.
    Legalizing this abomination and HIV Aids will become worst. It is already bad enough which has spread throughout the world. When they contract this disease, they give it to others. They expect everyone to empathise with them, to treat them, even to donate to research for this abomination which the enlightened know there is no cure and that it is a scourge and they will not donate to it for it is a waste of their money. Read the book, “The Thunder of Justice.”
    There is no cure for HIV-AIDS. Those who contract it should be treated as those who have leprosy. Some call it a virus. It is not a virus! It is a contagious disease caused by those who indulge in this abomination.
    I am not insinuating that they should be ill-treated but this illness should be recognized as such.
    Those so called university graduates and experts, are the most unenlightened, foolish people in the world. When they stand before God they will realize that they really knew nothing. The least educated person will surpass them then and right here in this life.
    Patience in reading the rest. Some of us must speak up against this abomination which also contaminates the minds of the young ones, the youths. How the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ hurts.

    • June 16, 2014

      Simply the Truth:

      AIDS is caused by the HIV virus so in this sense it is a virus. More than any other single group of people homosexuals are most responsible for the spread of AIDS.

      In several countries the one group of people with the highest percentage of AIDS victims are male homosexuals.

      This is a disease that could have been avoided if people had
      taken the Word of God seriously and followed the moral code God gave us in the New Testament. Even now all who are afflicted with AIDS can be saved (which means forgiven and cleansed and brought into a state of grace) if he or she will believe (trust, rely, and depend upon) the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15: 3,4) ( Romans 1:16) (Acts 1:16) (Ephesians 2:8,9) We do this by receiving HIM as our personal Savior. (St. Jogn 1:1

      I thank you for your comments. We need more people who will speak out boldly. Do not be intimidated by those who flaunt their degrees and talk down to you from the lofty heights of their positions. Some of these are very troubled individuals. When they stand before God their temporary status in this death doomed world is not going to help them.

      The only thing that will matter in that day is what did they do with Jesus and how did they respond to he claims of the gospel.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

      • June 16, 2014

        Continued…

        Sorry :oops: The last sentence of the third paragraph should read:

        We do this by receiving HIM as our personal Savior. (St. John 1:12) (Revelation 3:20)

        Sincerely, Rev. Don Hill.

  8. John Paul
    June 1, 2014

    All You can do what all you want but nobody is going to convince me that the anus was designed for stool to exit and for a penis to enter! The science will show that damage will occur on the latter. The one way valve will deteriorate over time and leakage will occur!. Are Gayscsaying that it is discrimination to put forth scientific facts?
    Smoking is bad for your lungs and anal sex is bad for your rectum!

    • June 25, 2014

      The scientific facts are against homosexuality.

      The homosexual movement does not have scientific truth on Its side. They have no terms of reference. They have no grounds upon which to debate. This is why it is impossible for the gay rights advocates to speak or write objectively. Instead of presenting facts they use words like hate, and homophobic out of their proper context in ways that do not apply.

      Those of us who oppose homosexuality do so on Biblical and scientific grounds. We do not hate homosexuals. I have a friend who is a pastor spearheading a big inner city street ministry. When he learned that a young homosexual man was dying alone in a rooming house in the last stages of AIDS he got his address and went to him. What he found was a wasted young man who looked many years older than he was. He had not bathed for over a week, nor eaten for several days. Much of his body was covered with blotches and sores. He was laying in a filthy bed. Obviously, his gay friends had not been around. The pastor bathed him. He changed the bed and got him into clean clothes. He prepared food and served him a meal. I know this pastor well enough to be able to tell you this was not an isolated incident. It is what he does. No, we do not hate homosexuals.

      The word homophobic means to be afraid of homosexuals. We are not afraid of homosexuals. I have never met a homosexual I was afraid of. But we do fear what homosexuality can do to a person. That is why we work so hard to keep people out of this lifestyle and pull back others who are already involved in it.

      Hate. Homophobic. This misuse of words comes under the heading of what is called psychological warfare. It is a cleaver misuse of words to embarrass or intimidate. People who resort to this kind of combat do so because they have no other weapons – they have nothing else to use. The facts are not on their side.

      This is why when I recommended they read the book HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE POLITICS OF TRUTH by Dr. Jeffrey Satinover. M.D. a well known DNO commentator wrote and told me Dr. Satinover had been discredited and his work had been debunked. When I challenged him to show me even one statement Dr. Satinover, (a practicing psychiatrist for over 20 years years) had made that was proven false I received no reply.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  9. June 1, 2014

    No man who claims to be born that way–being sexually attracted to another man to the point of doing the act is a liar. Those men are doing nothing else but satisfying the fleshly passion—“but the lust of flesh is not of the Father it is of the world”

    Jesus spoke about Eunuchs to His disciples, He that some of them were born that way, some of the were made so by their fellow men and some of them are that way because they want to serve God: Here is His exact words at Matthew 19: 11–12- Jesus Teaches on Celibacy

    “But He said to them, “All cannot accept this saying, but only those to whom it has been given: For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.”

    Here Jesus is responding to His disciples who said if marriage rules were so tough, it would be better to remain “unmarried” but that would mean living a celibate Life. Jesus said to them, it they can live a celibate Life go ahead and live it.

    Therefore the Eunuch, according to Jesus’ teachings, is a man who lives a celibate Life–no sexual conduct involved–a man who desires to have sex with another man, has decided to accept the futile product of his mind, fed by his human senses, he was not born that way.

    As I have said many times before, sexual conducts is just another kind of fleshly hunger–regardless of between whom it is conducted– and God wants nothing to do with the flesh.

    That thing about “sexual orientation” that people are using to accept their sinful, shameful, and nasty ways, is another way that the enemy is trying to take as many as he can with him–down to his pit of darkness. They have made their choice to go with him.

  10. Anonymous
    May 31, 2014

    This comment is indeed the best. I couldn’t say it any better. These people need to see God.

  11. concerned individual
    May 31, 2014

    The Members of miridom, don’t have anything better to do with their lives. Enough of these people. They just do not know how to express themselves in the right way. Help them Lord. Lets pray for them.

  12. tell it like it is
    May 31, 2014

    Homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of god the creator. Talking about human Rights, u got no rights, absolutely no rights for this is total violation of the laws of god. Any government who accept, support homosexual practice, making it legal woe be unto you.

    • Gay
      June 2, 2014

      @tellitlikeitis,

      There are lots of gay men & women
      in Utah too you know!

      As a matter of fact, “don’t ask don’t tell”
      Is in fact an evil-plan of the devils.

  13. Rhum Bucco
    May 31, 2014

    Members of miridom all your human rights are already protected under the laws of the land. The only right you are asking for is to be able to display your abominable acts in public. Go to california and other places where this nastiness is accepted and practice your shit. NOT in my homeland. You and your organisation will NEVER be granted such rights. No state security agency harasses you or your members, so what more do you want? Ti bwai , zor ka buggar deja, avec zor ka manday por pli liberte encore? Eh benh zor desolee papa.

    • hmm
      June 2, 2014

      Aye I had to take a good kixx on that but you are so right. No way no how I can ever support that gay nonsense, ni man, ni woman.

  14. J.J.John-Charles
    May 31, 2014

    Forgot to mention that it was the so-called gays who first mounted a campaign against him.They said if he have given the same amount to their cause they would not opposed him.

  15. J.J.John-Charles
    May 31, 2014

    This saying
    “What is good for the goose, is good for the gander”
    dose not exist in the vocabulary of homosexuals and lesbians.
    You see how they are singing the praises of the UWI ? the reason is. A few members are supporting their life style.
    Any one who believes that,this practice is abnormal. Not good for society and should not be promoted, are called haters,intolerant,homophobic,bigot,resentful and what have you.Not only they don’t believe you do not have the right to follow your Christian beliefs,but they also want you to speak well of their practice and join them in promoting this abominable behavior.
    Here is an example.Six years ago during the elections the residents of the state of California were asked to vote for or against legalizing same sex marriage.(It was called preposition 8) and the people overwhelmingly voted no.(I think they also voted no in 2006),Anyway a few judges with a Democratic Governor in in power over ruled their decisions.
    Now see how intolerant are those who are calling on us to be tolerant.During the elections 6 yrs.ago Brendan Eich the co-founder of Mozilla Firefox, gave a contribution of $1000 to a group who opposed same sex marriage. A few months ago he was made CEO of Mozilla,When the board and staffs learned that he had given this contribution (and friends it was his own personal $1000 not that of the company and had no record of discriminating against gays) yet they vehemently opposed his elevation and said he is not fit to be CEO.Although Brendan’s position was the same with Obama in 2008 which they supported. So for the good of the company he had to resign.

    I will continue….Please DNO allow your wonderful readers to read my opinion.

    • Simply the Truth
      June 3, 2014

      You may have heard Obama stood out loud and clear on TV in favor of homosexuals. After he was inaugurated, he had a garden dinner party for them.
      Even though governments legalize this abomination, this does not mean it makes it right. They are not God. God has his Laws and the government has theirs. I do believe that governments who legislate this in the land will pay a dear price in eternity.
      They are intolerant of God, his name being called and being prayed to. They have more rights than we do. On the inevitable day, they will have a rude awakening straight to Satan’s cauldron of everlasting fire. God is patient for now.
      There is a US man who owns a bakery. Two homo approached him to bake a cake for their wedding. He refused based on his religious beliefs – Christianity. They took him to Court. The man closed down his business and is operating at his home.
      As I am typing on DNO, I just heard on US Catholic Radio that the judge said he violated their rights and is obligated to make the wedding cake for homosexuals. I will hear and read more tomorrow. The man said it is a violation of his religious rights. Religious people have no rights but homosexuals have all the rights, for now, while they are alive. When God is good and ready, all this will one day come to an end.
      Those judges do not care and the list goes on. These people are unfair. They even want churches to marry them. Soon they will be suing churches for not marrying them.
      It is shocking that this is occurring today. They do not consider that it is for this same reason that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. We are back living in that age. Know that God is displeased and angry about this abomination which offends him.
      The consolation is that one day all will be judged as each one deserves, the good, holy to Heaven; the evil ones to Hell. God rewards the good and punishes the wicked.
      I hope no D/can government ever succumb to their whims and wiles, be it the UN. Otherwise God will hold them accountable.

    • Gary
      June 3, 2014

      Wow, you have just displayed your ignorance and misunderstanding regarding the matter. No one is denying you the right to your religious belief regarding Homosexuality. The issue is religious beliefs should not be used as a bases to make laws, it is wrong, that’s the issue at stake. The legislated laws on Homosexuality are all based on religious beliefs.You have all the right to believe what the God of the Bible says regarding the matter but that should not be the bases to legislate a Law regarding Homosexuality or any law.

      Regarding the case in California, The state has a right to protect all citizens from discrimination, that’s why it through out the case banning same sex marriage, the whole idea of this laws steams from religion, people using their religious belief to establish a law. Your example regarding The of CEO
      Firefox has nothing to do with intolerance, against people who show their support against same sex marriage. The reason why he was force out of his position was that the Board of directors believe it was sending a wrong image about the company in the mind of the people who use the services of the company. Why don’t you educate your self regarding the matter, it does not mean you are giving up your Christian beliefs.

      • June 24, 2014

        Gary:

        You say religious beliefs should not be used as a basis for making laws.

        Obviously, it is Christian beliefs you are calling religious beliefs. So what you are saying is that the Holy Bible – in particular the New Testament – should not be the basis for our laws. This means you do not believe our laws should be based jupon what God says. You are saying you do not want God to rule over you.

        Actually, many of the laws in your country and mine came from the Bible. Would you like the laws against murder, theft, etc. struck from the books because they are part of God’s moral code in the New Testament?

        Sexual behavior is integrated with every part of our lives and influences practically all that we do. When God gave us His “Manual for Living” it would not be reasonable to think He would omit instructions regarding sexual conduct. With this He has given us instruction pertaining to love, romance, marriage, the sexual relationship in marriage, and the raising of children. My observation is that those who made Jesus Christ Lord of their lives and who follow the Divinely given moral code actually have good lives. They avoid most of the serious problems that cause the heart break and social devastation that hurts families, and brings down communities.

        Not all sexual sins can be made the laws of the land nor should they be. But because marriage is the cornerstone of civilized society (Matthew 19: 4-6) we should have basic laws  surrounding the model God has given us for marriage – laws that protect this Divinely given institution.

        We cannot have civil laws against every type of sexual sin. But because homosexuality strikes at the God given model for marriage (Matthew 19:4-6), and is an unnatural sin often with negative consequences (Romans 1:26,27) it is in a category by itself. Most governments have seen fit to pass laws against it. Knowledgeable people do not want those laws repealed.

        The New Testament is about salvation – a book of religious instruction. But it is much more. It is a guide to success and happiness in life. It is the greatest self help book ever written. Those who follow its instructions regarding love, romance, the sexual relationship in marriage, and all these other practical things are finding that it works! They have good lives.

        On the other hand the people who refuse to let God rule over them and take the attitude that Jesus Christ is not going to tell them how to live are generally not doing so well. By comparison often their lives and their families are a mess.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  16. Truth be told
    May 31, 2014

    Oh Miridom, you chose the wrong country to initiate you filth. You see what USA is going thru, how natural disasters doing havoc, you want to bring the judgement of God upon Dominica. We recognize God, we worship God, we serve God, we believe in God and most importantly WE FEAR GOD. He said it’s abominable, its abominable!!!!!!!!! and whoever violates his Word will pay the consequences. You know Sodom and Ghomorah is a classic example. The living God is the same yesterday, today and forever. DO NOT MESS WITH GOD. God created man to worship Him in spirit and in truth. God said he is a jealous God and his creation will not go against his Word and get away with it. John 3:16

    • Simply the Truth
      June 3, 2014

      Worst yet, they harass and persecute Christians for not making their so-called wedding cakes. They expect churches to marry them. Oh my!
      In Vancouver, B.C. a black comedian made a joke about homosexuals, he was brought to Court, charged and had to pay a fine of some thousands of dollars.
      They can make jokes about Our Lord, Christians and similar ones but not about them. Those people are going too far. They are morally and spiritually sick.
      God is looking on and taking note. Their end will come one day.
      Faith, hope and trust in God. He will take care of them in time.

      Blessed be the Lord
      Blessed be the Lord
      The God of mercy
      The God who saves
      We shall not fear the dark of night
      Nor the arrow that flies by day.

      Lord, please protect your world from further abomination until you cleanse it. Come Lord Jesus and reclaim your world.

  17. Da
    May 31, 2014

    No need to put Sexual Orientation in there, because it is a choice people make to go that way.
    No one made a choice as to what race they were born into, that’s among the difference. We should not follow the big countries in everything.

  18. May 30, 2014

    Nobody has a “right” to ignore God and violate His moral code.

    They may say they are not Christians or they don’t believe the Bible. This makes absolutely no difference. In the day of judgment we will all stand before the same God and be judged by the same laws. Everybody will realize then that there is one God – the God who was manifested on earth in the Person of Jesus Christ – and he is Lord of all. All people will bow to Him.

    The only “rights” we have are the things God gives us “permission to do. The fact that we enjoy doing something, or crave a particular activity, or think we were born with a need for it, does not make it a “basic human right”. The Creator made us for Himself, to do those things that are pleasing to Him. Apart from that we have no reason to even be here, and no purpose in life.

    You can deny this and take the attitude that nobody is going to tell you how to live. But if you do there will be a God shaped space in your heart that is empty and aching to be filled. Some people go through life seeking to fill the emptiness with alcohol, sex, drugs, and every product and activity this world has to offer. But unless they find Christ and surrender to Him they will die empty and be lost for ever.

    The God who created us does have a right to forbid certain types of sexual conduct. God says sex outside a Biblical one man and one woman marriage is a sin called “fornication” which means illicit sexual intercourse. This includes premarital sex, adultery, homosexuality, incest, and bestiality.

    Those who make the laws and rule over us should realize that a tremendous responsibility rests upon them. They are charting the course of a nation’s destiny.

    The Bible says –

    “Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. ”

    “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

    • Gary
      June 2, 2014

      It bewilders me when someone carries the distinction of Rev. leading people on spiritual maters is so ignorant on the real nature of man and his purpose in relation to the divine principles which operate and regulate the universe we live in. The opening statement of the comment displays the ignorance I’m referring to. Moral codes are man made concepts and invention,moral codes are not divine laws.Moral codes are inconsistent and wavering, and subjective to individual interpretation, where as divine or spiritual laws are do not need our acceptance to operate, what it needs is our recognition and understanding of them and so doing we reap benefits..

      The statement quote “The only rights we have are the things God gives us “permission to do” this is so nonsensical I cannot imagine why someone given the stature you proclaim to have would believe such thing, but that is what religion does to the mind of man. There are so much idiotic things in the Bible God gave permission to do and if done today would not be tolerated in society. Another of your foolishness quote “the Creator made us for Himself, to do those things that are pleasing to Him. Apart from that we have no reason to even be here, and no purpose in life.” What an absurd and arrogant misconception attributed to God and the purpose of humans being here, wow.

      When you make the statement “Those who make the laws and rule over us should realize that a tremendous responsibility rests upon them. They are charting the course of a nation’s destiny.” another foolish believe.Why would you think that the people who rule over us and make the laws do have a responsibility for our well being, why should we give people such power over us, that is why mankind is hoodwinked, and you are are a classical example of this who appointed you as a Rev. who gave you the authority on spiritual maters,people need to wake up and take responsibility for their own spirituality and destiny and stop being hoodwinked.

      • Simply the Truth
        June 3, 2014

        Gary, what do you know? Where godly matters are concerned you have blocked your brains, mind and ears to them.
        Your opinion does not represent Christianity, what is contained in Holy Scripture which is The Word of the Lord.
        One day it will be revealed to you. I hope it will not be to your eternal detriment.
        On second thought, hopefully through inspiration, I will ask the Lord to enlighten you and convert you.

        Lord Jesus Christ, all praise, honor and glory be to you. Please shine your light on Gary so that he can see the truth of the matter. Please enlighten him and convert him as you did Saul, St Paul.
        Thank you Lord! I know in time you will and Gary will not know what hit him like a thunderbolt to make him recognize you and pay you homage that his soul might be saved for Heaven.

      • June 3, 2014

        Gary:

        You have contradicted everything I have said.

        I think you protest too much. There must be more to this than meets the eye. Why do you actually oppose what I write?

        You seem to have a problem with the “Rev.” before my name. Allow me to comment on this. I’m not sure how it is used in every other country. But in Canada and the USA it means the individual has been ordained (appointed) to the ministry. The individual can now vote at the national or general conference of the church (whatever it may be called) and perform the most important rites and ceremonies of the church including marriage.

        Most denominations require years of study and preparation for ordination. My own – the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada – require a minimum of a three year diploma course in an accredited Bible College PLUS two more years of practical work actually doing ministry full time under supervision. Even then, not every person who does all this is approved for ordination at the end of five years. Some are kept waiting.

        I have had four small books published. Two were “self published”. The other two were published by publishing houses at no cost to me and considerable gain. I have had letters to the editor and regular articles published in over 40 newspapers in Canada and the USA. If I wrote or preached anything my church superiors thought was false or misleading I would be in trouble. In all probability I would not have the “Rev.” in front of my name.

        Most church leaders in Dominica – Protestant and Catholic –
        agree with what I say about God’s moral code. A survey some time ago showed that most Dominicans did not want the anti-gay laws repealed. What you don’t seem to understand is that the moral code is taken from our New Testament. It is the Word of God that has been recognized by Christians as God’s standard for human behavior for approx. 2,000 years. If DNOs Like or Dislike means anything it shows that most of the those who vote agree with what I say. This includes my comments about God’s moral code and homosexuality which are taken from the New Testament.

        Romans 1:26,27, 1

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

      • June 3, 2014

        Gary:

        You have contradicted everything I have said.

        I think you protest too much. There must be more to this than meets the eye. Why do you actually oppose what I write?

        You seem to have a problem with the “Rev.” before my name. Allow me to comment on this. I’m not sure how it is used in every other country. But in Canada and the USA it means the individual has been ordained (appointed) to the ministry. The individual can now vote at the national or general conference of the church (whatever it may be called) and perform the most important rites and ceremonies of the church including marriage.

        Most denominations require years of study and preparation for ordination. My own – the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada – require a minimum of a three year diploma course in an accredited Bible College PLUS two more years of practical work actually doing ministry full time under supervision. Even then, not every person who does all this is approved for ordination at the end of five years. Some are kept waiting.

        I have had four small books published. Two were “self published”. The other two were published by publishing houses at no cost to me and considerable gain. I have had letters to the editor and regular articles published in over 40 newspapers in Canada and the USA. If I wrote or preached anything my church superiors thought was false or misleading I would be in trouble. In all probability I would not have the “Rev.” in front of my name.

        Most church leaders in Dominica – Protestant and Catholic –
        agree with what I say about God’s moral code. A survey some time ago showed that most Dominicans did not want the anti-gay laws repealed. What you don’t seem to understand is that the moral code is taken from our New Testament. It is the Word of God that has been recognized by Christians as God’s standard for human behavior for approx. 2,000 years. If DNOs Like or Dislike means anything it shows that most of the those who vote agree with what I say. This includes my comments about God’s moral code and homosexuality which are taken from the New Testament.

        Romans 1:26,27, 1 Corinthians 6:9,10, 1 Timothy 1:9,10, Jude vs. 7.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  19. Cza
    May 30, 2014

    We don’t want out kids seeing that. We old school to Adam and eve

  20. Cza
    May 30, 2014

    Miridom if the law was repealed, that’s desnt mean people attitude toward y’all are gonna change.

  21. Baba
    May 30, 2014

    Can someone name one Miridom official or representative? or is the judge against that too? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  22. Miridoom
    May 30, 2014

    Sometimes one gets the feeling, if this group ever gets it way, homosexuality will be legalized in Dominica in the next 5 years, These people are forever fussing about human rights etc… others have rights too bondieu….,
    We are governed by a constitution that protects everyone rights… Homosexuality is wrong under our constitution, go do your thing in your bedroom or else, I don’t need to know…
    Why strut your stuff to make the whole know you you homo……garcon is gay you gay stay gay and stay away… I Miridooooommm sa la

  23. Anonymous 2
    May 30, 2014

    I take a deep breath and respond to this; I remember listening to a radio interview with MiRiDom and these same questions were asked and I found that the answers were reasonable. MiRiDom stated that they were seeking for the rights of consenting adults and on the question of bestiality they said that beast was not able to consent so that it could not be a consideration. In the case of incest there is a strong biological case to be made for this and should be denied. about being born this way {gay}, the people who study human behavior say that people are born gay and it is a sexual orientation and not a disease or a mental illness and cannot be treated as such.
    I do recommend that you develop some level of tolerance and that you stop trying to denigrate people who you think that are different than you.

    • June 24, 2014

      The beast is not able to consent so it should not be a consideration?

      In Canada there was a sicko who thought it was O.K. to torture cats. Guess he thought it was O.K since they could not give consent.

      There are people doing bestiality who claim it is their orientation. Some say it is the only orientation they have ever had.

      Those who want bestiality decriminalized will use the argument that a government that has already decriminalized homosexuality MUST decriminalize bestiality in order to show equality. If they refuse they are discriminating against bestiality! The same argument will be used in favor of polygamy, sexual relationships between brothers and sisters, and parents and adult children. Civil rights organizations will be on the side of decriminalizing and legalizing these other abominations the same as they are on the side of equal rights for gays. Then – as if that is not enough – the UN will side with them. It is not a nice world that is coming.

      I thank God that Jesus Christ is coming to take His people out of this world to be with Him for ever. Please read
      St. John 14:1-3 with 1 Thessalonian 4:16-18. Only those who believe in Him according to Acts 16:31, and have received Him as their Savior according to St. John 1:12 and Revelation 3:20 will be ready to go!

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  24. I wonder
    May 30, 2014

    How does it become right for members of Miridom to have the liberty to express their views and display their abominable acts yet it becomes an infringement upon their rights once someone exercises that same liberty to express an opinion contrary to theirs. These people need to get a life; nobody got time for this.

  25. I LOVE MUM & DAD
    May 30, 2014

    The female was created for the Male, so if same sex gender falls for each other sexually tell them to check a Medical Doctor. I want my moral rights where i can see no decriminalization for e moral conduct and all type of criminal activities. To you the few godly leaders remaining on earth please do not allow the chosen few fall apart.

    • May 31, 2014

      They think we have a right to our opinions as long as we don’t disagree with them.

      What they fail to realize is that human opinions are just that. They are human opinions. They live in a world they think is too small for God, and imagine that they can make their own rules. In the first century A.D. St. Paul wrote of such people:

      “…when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise (educated), they became fools.” (Romans 1:21,22)

      This is what happens when human beings shut God out of their lives and reject the light of Divine revelation. They begin to trust their own reasoning and take it upon themselves to decide what is right and wrong.

      Without the light of the Word of God they are like a traveller
      with no road map, and a sailor without a compass. But they are worse because they are charting their own course for the journey – a journey they have never made before.

      It is important for universities to feel the weight of responsibility they have so gladly accepted. They are training the leaders of tomorrow’s world.

      Great universities that shut out God and the truth he has revealed to humankind in the Bible are in the worst trouble.
      Have they forgotten that the first and greatest universities in the western world were built by churches to train their ministers? Even in our day some of the best universities in the world are Christian institutions. They stand uncompromisingly for the truth of the Word of God without bowing to political correctness. They reject relativism and teach the absolutes that are the building blocks of family life and strong societies.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

  26. Johhny
    May 30, 2014

    MIRIDOM members and affiliates get your act together, this is immoral, in simple words… Nasty, its not about Human rights, it should be about humans being Right in what they do.
    You are already doomed.

    • Zanndoli
      May 31, 2014

      How do you now it is nasty? Have you tried it?

  27. giving
    May 30, 2014

    Take you mind off the gutter and have an open mind

  28. Anonymous
    May 30, 2014

    “This denies people their basic human rights to sexual expression,” the organization said….

    So where do you draw the line with this ‘sexual expression’ thing? If so, then what’s the problem with me ‘sexually expressing’ myself with my dog, goat and/or cat? What about me rubbing up on my cousin or siblings? Apparently, the easy way to get away with it is to say ‘I was born this way’ and anybody that has anything to say about it is a bigot?

    Let’s just put it this way, gay people need help to sort out their sexual desires, just like pedophiles and those cow-screwers, it’s totally abnormal.

    • ange
      May 30, 2014

      Lol. This is the best comment I have read all week… lol…

    • Anonymous 2
      May 30, 2014

      I take a deep breath and respond to this; I remember listening to a radio interview with MiRiDom and these same questions were asked and I found that the answers were reasonable. MiRiDom stated that they were seeking for the rights of consenting adults and on the question of bestiality they said that beast was not able to consent so that it could not be a consideration. In the case of incest there is a strong biological case to be made for this and should be denied. about being born this way {gay}, the people who study human behavior say that people are born gay and it is a sexual orientation and not a disease or a mental illness and cannot be treated as such.
      I do recommend that you develop some level of tolerance and that you stop trying to denigrate people who you think that are different than you.

    • May 31, 2014

      Another commentator not afraid to speak he truth. :-P

      Thank God for basic down to earth truth with no shades of gay! :oops: Sorry, I mean gray.

      Did I tell you that here in the Province of Ontario in Canada
      the Province has announced that here are not only two genders there are six? And they have put it in writing what he other four are. And it gets worse! They have said our gender is not decided by our anatomy. :roll: We are what we think and feel we are.

      This has resulted in men using women’s public washrooms and vise versa . We have ladies afraid now to go into the Ladies Room for fear of what they might find in there.
      Since same sex marriages have become legal a number of men have decided they are women and have started to undergo a “change”. Likewise, a number of women have decided they are men and have also begun the “change”. But before the change has been completed they have had a problem knowing which public washroom to use. Several of them have gone in where they were not welcome and have been beaten up. Some public institutions have decided to create a third washroom for these people.

      My prayer is “May it not happen on the beautiful nature island.”

      All this because people refuse to believe the Bible. Jesus said in Matthew 19:19:4 “… … … Have ye not
      read, that he which made them in he beginning made them male and female?”

      There is still time to stop this nonsense in Dominica before it goes this far. Please keep your laws in place forbidding homosexuality. Squash the vile talk about equality. You have no idea where it may lead to. Everybody already has equal rights; the right to marry somebody of the opposite gender.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist.

      • appauled
        June 2, 2014

        well said.

    • Nomination committe
      May 31, 2014

      Well said.

      This is the crux of the matter. It is hypocritical to claim that the law discriminate against same sex buggery because buggery is anal sex which is committed between man and man and man and woman.

      It is a dishonest claim of human right. They could make any other claim against discrimination but they must be honest.

    • hmm
      May 31, 2014

      Animals are not capable of consent, notice how it says “between consenting adults”. On the note of incest however even the religious view holds that at one time that was acceptable. Where was the line drawn then?

      And if you want to go ahead and do those things you mentioned then that’s you. Funny how bigotry works, I wonder if people really think that giving rights to other people to be themselves mean that they also have to be like them. Get over it. If accepting gay people will make you gay then you weren’t straight in the first place.

    • i in that
      May 31, 2014

      ah hahahahahahahah lol I like that well said amen you must be a child of god, how ever if they want to do there stuff let them go in there bed rooms and close /lock /secure the door

    • Zanndoli
      May 31, 2014

      The difference, Mr. Anonymous, is that your dog, goat and/or cat are not what is termed ‘consenting adults’.

      What consenting adults do between themselves in the privacy of their home cannot be termed a criminal act. This is the exercise of their God-given free will in keeping with the golden rule of all religions of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    • Anonymous
      June 1, 2014

      could not have said it better

    • Freethinker
      June 1, 2014

      What two consenting adults agree to do is obviously different from a pedophile forcing himself upon a child, since children cannot legally or even just intellectually consent to sex. Other animals, too, obviously cannot consent to sex. Pedophilia and bestiality are not comparable to homosexual behaviour between consenting adults.

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