The Reverend Al Miller is commending Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, for her controversial tweet condemning the flying of the Rainbow flag at the US embassy in Kingston.
In a statement today, Reverend Miller praised what he calls her boldness in standing on a principled and moral position.
He condemned what he called the despicable act against citizens of the USA and also extended condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and suffered injuries.
He notes that on previous occasions of mass shootings, the US Embassy has seen it sufficient to fly the US flag at half-mast.
Reverend Miller asks what has motivated the US Embassy on this particular occasion to fly another flag which is not one of the official emblems of the country.
Mr. Miller says it’s no secret that Jamaican law forbids certain types of sexual behaviour.
He says in light of this the US Embassy mounting the rainbow flag, widely accepted as the banner of the LGBT community, can only be interpreted as a deliberate act of provocation and a slap in the face.
He says we need leaders who have clear moral vision and who are prepared to stand up for principle.
Mr. Miller says to take a stand for principle is not something to apologise for and Mrs. Malahoo Forte should not be called upon to do so.