Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, today urged hundreds of Christians to stand up against those who are seeking to change the definition of family.

He says the traditional definition of who comprises a family is being attacked by what he called coercive powers.

He was addressing the 11th annual session of the Heal the Family, Heal the Nation Service at the National Arena today.

Mr. Holness says the traditional definition of family is under threat by coercive powers.

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A strident Holness told Christians, that he stands in solidarity with them in their support of the Biblical definition of a family.

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Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller hailed the church for its contribution to nation building, noting the great role it plays in being a moral compass for society.

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She’s called for families across the country to unite towards a stronger Jamaica.

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