Roman Catholic leaders in the Dominican Republic are organizing a
“Black Monday” demonstration to protest the nomination of an
openly gay ambassador.
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.
Participants of Monday's “Lunes Negro” protest are asked to
dress in all black, wear a black armband or display a black banner or
ribbon on their car to express their opposition to Brewster's
nomination, according to The
Cable, a blog of Foreign Policy.
Several church leaders have publicly expressed their outrage.
During a press conference earlier this month, Cardinal Nicolas de
Jesus Lopez Rodriguez referred to Brewster as a “maricon,” which
translates in English to “faggot.”
Monsignor Pablo Cedano pledged that Brewster's time in the
Dominican Republic would be so unpleasant that he will have to return
“I hope he does not arrive in the country because I know if he
comes he is going to suffer and will have to leave,” Cedano told