Sarah: No apologies for promoting strong families

The founder of The Caribbean Centre for Family and Human Rights (CARIFAM), Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, has defended her stand on the family in the face of criticism from LGBT advocates that she and CARIFAM promoted an anti-LGBT and hate agenda, during a recent World Congress of Families conference held here in Saint Lucia.

Flood-Beaubrun told reporters outside parliament Tuesday that CARIFAM exists to promote the family, human rights and human dignity.

She recalled that the organisation has been co-sponsoring the World Congres of Families conference for the past four years.

“It is absolutely clear – and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is the most signed convention on human rights – it is still the universal convention that has been signed by all the countries of the world, speaks to in Article 16 that men and women are free to marry and start a family, because the family is a natural environment for the growth and well-being of the child,” Flood-Beaubrun, who is also Saint Lucia’s Foreign Minister stated.

She observed that all the respected scientific studies have shown that the best environment for a child to grow up in is with a mother and a father.

“We need in our country to give children the best environment for them to grow – strong healthy families- and that is what we promote,” Flood-Beaubrun told reporters.

She noted that the government here has spoken about building strong families and expressed the view that it was important to promote that.

“If people have a problem with us promoting strong, healthy families – well I am sorry. There is no apology that I can make for that,” Flood-Beaubrun stated.

Asked whether she was asserting that a gay family did not represent the ideal, she said that the best environment for a child to grow up in is with a mother and a father.

“Of course, we don’t live in an ideal world and I am not saying that there are not single parents or a father who is a single parent who cannot do an excellent job of raising children. We have many good examples of parents who have faced the challenges of single parenthood and done an amazing job with their children and we must continue to support that. But we cannot set children up in a system that does not encourage the ideal,” the CARIFAM founder declared.

“If we fall from the ideal then we have to made amends, but we should not set children up for failure. We should set them up in the environment that is healthiest, strongest.” she said.

According to Flood-Beaubrun, mothers and fathers parent differently and children need both ‘styles of parenting’ to grow up in a wholesome way.

“I am not the expert, I am saying what science says and I don’t even need science to tell me that – it is the natural way and I don’t  think we have to be afraid and scared o promote it,” she explained.

 

 

 

 

9 Comments

  1. WHAT?
    December 5, 2017 at 5:11 pm Reply

    GO SARAH GO!

  2. Thug
    December 5, 2017 at 5:12 pm Reply

    You go girl

  3. Anon
    December 5, 2017 at 5:17 pm Reply

    Sarah you have the support of all St lucians except a few twisted ones who want attention

  4. Strong Family Supporter
    December 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Well said. We have the correct person in this position.

  5. Anon
    December 5, 2017 at 6:11 pm Reply

    The use of the word ‘hate’ to describe anyone who supports Christian values is a new tactic of the Left in trying to gain power and wealth for themselves. The same people who talk about tolerance are the biggest bullies and communist like dictators. They have endless problems in their own countries sush as paedophilia, poor male/female relations depression because of their going against the natural order. And they want to drag us down with them.

  6. Taking our Country Back
    December 5, 2017 at 7:52 pm Reply

    Amen to that Madame Minister; well said Anon.

  7. BlackShade.
    December 6, 2017 at 7:21 am Reply

    I totally agree my good fellow. The LGBT community always preach tolerance unless it involves someone’s religious beliefs that marriage should be between a man and a woman. This is unnatural. I want to see these gay couple reproduce and keep being fruitful and multiply. The human race will just die out leave it up to them. I wounder what Bible these people read to try to justify their twisted lifestyle. I totally agree with Mrs Flood.

  8. MAD!!!
    December 6, 2017 at 10:08 am Reply

    REALLY SARAH? WHO ARE YOU FOOLING? YOU BROKE UP A FAMILY AND MADE A MAN BASTARDIZE HIS KIDS WHEN HE ANNULLED HIS MARRIAGE BECAUSE YOU COULDN’T STOP BEING A JABAL! YOU MAY BE ABLE TO FOOL ALL ST LUCIANS BUT NOT ALL OF WE ARE IDIOTS!

  9. Veronica Evelyn
    December 8, 2017 at 4:15 pm Reply

    Strong families are the bedrock of society. I congratulate the Hon. Minister for consistently promoting strong families over the years. In the Caribbean we have inherited a legacy of weak family structures and there is no virtue in continuing such structures. Our Region is crying out for positive change. To Minister Beaubrun I borrow from Matthew 5: 11-12 and say, “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad because God has your back.” Keep up the GOD work!

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