Lifesite News ^| July 12, 2013 | Thaddeus Baklins
The outrage of Dominican religious leaders to the Obama administration’s appointment of a homosexual activist as ambassador to the country has sparked a call for a nation-wide protest, dubbed "Black Monday," to take place July 15.
Christian leaders are asking people to wear a black arm band, to show a black banner or ribbon on cars, or to dress entirely in black on Monday, to show that the public rejects the US State Department's promotion of its homosexual agenda in their country.
... Church leaders are saying that his appointment is an insult to the moral sense of the country's people. The promises ring hollow in light of a U.S. presidential memorandum issued in December of 2011 “directing all agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons.” This includes combatting “LBGT discrimination” in foreign countries, to “broaden the number of countries willing to support and defend LGBT issues in the multilateral arena; strengthen the role of civil society advocates on behalf of LGBT issues within and through multilateral fora; and strengthen the policies and programming of multilateral institutions on LGBT issues.”
Praise Christian Church Pastor Sauford Medrano said that the people ....considered it a sin...reject his appointment as U.S. ambassador to the country, according to a report by Diario Libre...
“In reality, it’s a lack of respect, of consideration, that they should send us a person of that type as ambassador,” said Catholic Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Cedaño in a recent interview.“I have the hope that he won’t arrive because I know that if he arrives he’s going to suffer and will have to leave.”
...Cardinal Archbishop Nicolas de Jesus Lopez:“You can expect anything from the United States,” said the cardinal.
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