Edghill stands by opposition to LGBT lifestyles
- rails against ‘gay agenda’
Head of Outreach Ministries International Bishop Juan Edghill says while he believes people with alternative sexual orientations should not have their rights taken away, as a religious leader he must maintain that such lifestyles, according to “biblical texts,” are not in accordance with God’s standards.
Edghill, also Minister within the Ministry of Finance, stated his position on Sunday morning on during a discourse on the issue of rights for Guyana’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community on Hard Talk, a radio programme aired on 90.1FM.
Edghill was a guest speaker on the show along with Pandit Rabindranath Persaud. He preceded his statements by indicating that they were inspired by his conviction and position as a religious leader and would not be made in his capacity as a minister of government.
Edghill reiterated this position yesterday when asked by Stabroek News if he is concerned that his statements, due to his public portfolio, might be interpreted as the position of government.