Two hundred and eighty-nine religious officials from the Caribbean have written to United States President, Donald Trump, expressing concern about the promotion of LGBT and intersex rights abroad.
The religious officials are from the Bahamas, St Maarten, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.
In their January 31, 2017 letter to the US President, the ministers referred to the policies of the U.S State Department and other government agencies involved in foreign policy that ‘coerce our countries into accepting a mistaken version of marriage.”
According to the LGBT advocacy publication, Washington Blade, the letter specifically noted the appointment of Randy Berry as the special U.S. envoy for the promotion of LGBT and intersex rights in 2015.
According to the letter, the appointment was central to “the promotion of same-sex marriage” in American foreign policy.
It also questioned then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2011 speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council in which she said “gay rights are human rights.”
“We have our rights by virtue of being human beings and not by anything else — not our ethnicity, not our religion, not our race, not our tribe and certainly not our sexual orientation,” the letter said.
It asserted that several US government agencies are using executive orders to foist transgender confusion through the bathroom issue on U.S public schools by threatening the loss of federal funds.
“Please understand that this same kind of coercion is being used against our countries to force us to fall in line with the entire same-sex agenda” the Caribbean religious officials wrote in their letter to President Trump.