This week, gay activists in the Bahamas meet with powerful social conservative groups to resolve the latest wedge issue between gays and the church: The proposed inclusion of the gay-themed LOGO network to the Cable Bahamas channel lineup.
Bishop John Humes of the Bahamas Christian Council claims the island's cable provider is being forced to participate in the vast, so-called "gay-agenda." His quote to The Bahamas Journal is quite colorful and echoes the same anti-gay rhetoric as American fundamentalists: "Homosexuals can be converted and we must appreciate them as people, but their agenda has to go. No. We can’t allow them to promote their agenda because it is contrary to the word of God and it is contrary to our Christian values. We will not allow them to feel that they can promote their agenda freely in this country."
Erin Greene, the president of the LGBT activist group Rainbow Alliance, says the Council's logic is "ridiculous" and if churches genuinely believed a gay-themed channel "promote[d] homosexuality in the country, then we need to cut off every network channel that runs a show about cops and robbers." Cable Bahamas offers at least ten adult channels and their inclusion was never opposed by the Christian Council.
Two years ago, Miss Teen Bahamas was stripped of her crown after she came out as lesbian.
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