DAEC President Pastor Randy Rodney says the argument that decriminalizing buggery will help reduce or contain the spread of AIDS in any way, is not well founded”
Speaking on the topic of decriminalizing buggery in Dominica, and the many ripple effects it may have on our society, the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches (DAEC) held a press briefing on Tuesday in which they gave their views on the matter.
Presently the LGBTQ groups in Dominica are looking to take the government to court to challenge the laws of the land to have buggery and gay marriage legalized, along with other rights.
Responding to the question and the view that the number of aids victims will decrease in Dominica if beggary is decriminalized, president of the DAEC Pastor Randy Rodney said “….The argument that decriminalizing buggery will in any way shape or form help contain the spread of AIDS is not well founded”.
Rodney says sexual activities are not usually done in public but rather in private, and that is the case for both homosexual and heterosexual acts.
He says the belief “that by a stroke of a pen, or changing the law, will reduce the spread of AIDS is a fallacy”. He says what it will do however is embolden those who commit such acts.
He says what is needed is a change of people’s mindset, and not a change of any laws. He says as Christians, it is not something that they are going to legitimize, and this will always be a sin in the eyes of God.
President of the DAEC, Pastor Randy Rodney
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