“We’ll kill them, we’ll destroy them because we don’t need that in our country.”
By Cathy Kristofferson, July 19, 2013
Wednesday we posted about religious groups, under the umbrella of the Haitian Coalition of Religious and Moral Organizations, planning to march against homosexuality. Today over 1,000 people took part in that Port-au-Prince demonstration.
The protesters, urging lawmakers not to pass equal marriage legislation, marched carrying anti-gay signs while chanting songs. One song threatened to burn down the Haitian Parliament if its members make gay marriage legal.
“I believe in God, and God condemns homosexuality,” said protester Eddy Jean-Pierre, a self-described Protestant. “Haiti is not going to accept this, and God will punish us further if we allow this law to pass.”
Whipping crowds into a frenzy is never a good thing. The small and typically low-profile LGBT community had put out press statements urging restraint. Those call for restraint went unheeded.
Video is now surfacing of threats to kill gays:
Q: If gay people continue to exercise their rights what are we going to do?
A: We’ll kill them, we’ll destroy them because we don’t need that in our country.
We don’t want the question of gay people/homosexuals we want a man and a woman. Gay people will curse our country and we already have curses.
We will continue to watch this dangerous situation.