also see: Sizzla Rejects Olive Branch from JFLAG from December 2012
Claudia Gardner, Assignment Co-ordinator wrote:
WESTERN BUREAU:Recording artiste Sizzla Kalonji has come out in strong defence of fellow female singer, Queen Ifrica, who is under pressure from gay rights groups in Jamaica and Canada.
The Canada-based gay rights advocacy group, Jamaica Association of Gays and Lesbians Abroad, lobbied the Canadian government and the promoters of the Rastafest International Reggae Concert which was held at Downsview Park in Canada last week, which led to Queen Ifrica being axed from the line-up of performers at the event.
Her removal had come on the heels of her performance at the national Grand Gala on Independence Day, during which she had denounced the homosexual lifestyle.
STOP TARGETING REGGAE
But in an interview with The Gleaner following his performance during the Makalon Anniversary shown in Lucea, Hanover on Saturday night, Sizzla Kalonji, said the gay community should refrain from targeting Queen Ifrica.
"Right now dem fi just go one side and leave di girl alone," Sizzla Kalonji said. "The women (of Jamaica) must speak out against it. They should get their kids and go in the streets and protest against it, because we doing Jah works, and buggerism, we nah strengthen it."
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"There is a time and a place for everything. You know you have to deal with people respectfully and you know code of conduct and choice of words. But then again we say bun fire straight fi dat lifestyle," Sizzla added.
Sizzla also hinted that he could record a song in support of Queen Ifrica.
"Anything I mind tell I fi do I jus do it in the name of the Most High. It is a girl, and you don't know what might happen, just listen out," he said.
A pastor Stewart from the Portmore Lay Covenant Missionary group is the latest to come out in opposition to homosexuality on Nationwide radio's George Davis Live show where he hinted that the powerful gay lobby must be resisted. He also suggested that such persons need counseling (reparative therapy) and as for persons in the church itself where Christians as caught in "the homosexual trap" they need to come forwards after recognizing what is wrong and how "it" came about. He claims that there are many causes of "those feelings" in the individual. As for the innate homosexual the pastor said in the interview that such person must work with God's work. That person could not stay among the other children of God. As for whether gays are children of God he dodged the issue and suggested it is after one has accepted Christ then they can be deemed such. He said any pastor who embrace such persons knowingly is destroying that church and such persons who profess that they are born gay while in the church must be put out. I was of the opinion that the church was about working with outcasts so to speak yet this man easily creates such and prefers to preach to the converted only or those he thinks is holy.
here is my audiopost on the subject: