Church groups from across the country descended on Montego Bay, St. James this afternoon in protest of gay-rights group, Montego Bay Pride’s move to host a public event in the city.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Queer and Intersex, LGBTQI, group and the Mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis have been at odds over the mayor’s refusal to rent the facilities at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre to the LGBTQI lobby group.
However, Montego Bay Pride successfully secured an injunction in court earlier this week, permitting the organisation to stage its event.
Prior to Montego Bay Pride’s legal victory, the church had express public support for Mayor Davis’ position.
Several church groups took to the streets of St. James today and protested with placards and prayers.
The Assistant Pastor of Tarrant Baptist Church in Kingston, is Rev. Marjorie Moncrieffe-Williams.
She says she’s part of the Freedom Come Outreach Movement.
Pastor Williams says the justice system has also been found wanting in the balance.
Rev. Marjorie Moncrieffe-Williams, Assistant Pastor of Tarrant Baptist Church and member of the Freedom Come outreach movement, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.
According to a post on Montego Bay Pride’s Facebook page, the public forum it’s hosting in Sam Sharpe Square is set to explore the theme, “Is Jamaica Ready for Same-sex Marriage?”