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 gay people.

“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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