A group of young evangelicals in the Dominican Republic oppose
the nomination of an openly gay ambassador from the United States,
saying that he posses a “danger” to society.
James “Wally” Brewster, a senior managing partner for SB&K
Global in Chicago and a national LGBT co-chair for the Democratic
National Committee (DNC), was named in June by President Barack Obama
to serve as ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
On Friday, the National Conference of Young Evangelicals (la
Confederacion Nacional de Jovenes Evangelicos (CONAJE)) urged
Dominicans to reject threats against Christians and moral
values, including the legalization of gay marriage. Such
unions, they said, “corrupt the structure of the family.”
Ministry spokesman Julian Musa said that many young people have
spoken against Brewster's appointment.
Musa said that Brewster walking down the streets of Santo Domingo
with his husband would constitute a form of passive activism which he
called “dangerous” because it could normalize the marriages of
“It is good to know that our churches have been the refuge of
many who fled that sinful life through knowing Jesus Christ, who has
forgiven and transformed them, and today they live new lives as
heterosexuals as God made them,” Musa said.
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