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    Default Anti-LGBT Group Takes Over The Streets Of The Dominican Republic

    Religious Anti-LGBT Group Takes Over The Streets Of The Dominican Republic

    A group of Catholic, Protestant and Christian protesters swarmed the city streets of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to protest against the LGBT community.

    The march was led by monsignor Victor Masalles, and was held on Sunday. It started from Colegio Calasanz to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where the OAS (Organization of American States) held its general meeting. The protesters spoke out against abortion and gay marriage, accusing the OAS of perpetuating an LGBTQ agenda in the DR, according to Acento.

    In hindsight, the march wasn’t a response to the massive shooting that took the lives of 49 people in the gay Orlando nightclub, Pulse on Sunday, but there’s no denying it came at a very trying time for the community. Amid the heartache and turmoil, this is yet another reminder of the discrimination and homophobia that amasses in Latino America, and beyond.

    Reportedly this wasn’t the first instance of intolerance for the LGBT community in the island. Just a few hours before the march kicked off, a team of LGBT+ activist met with the OAS secretary in DR at a hotel, where transgender women were not permitted to use the vicinity’s bathrooms.

    Wilson Castañeda, the director of Caribe Afirmativo, an organization dedicated to LGBT rights in Latino America, stated this is the first time an incident like this has ever happened in regards to bathroom usage, according to El Espectador. “I have attended this assembly for six years and this is the first time that I’ve seen this,” he said. “Trans women have always been able to use women’s bathrooms at these meetings.”

    As a product of these two discriminatory acts, the Dominican LGBT community is outraged. Activist Deivis Ventura stated that about 500 LGBTQ people have been killed all over the Americas in 2016 so far, reports Al Momento.

    James Walter Brewster Jr., the U.S. ambassador to the DR took to Facebook to express his sentiments against all the anti-LGBT protest happening in the island—especially with the recent attacks in Orlando.

    Brewster Jr., who is openly gay, received a lot of religious backlash when he was appointed as U.S. ambassador of the island.

    “Where is their humanity???” he wrote. “Front page in the Dominican Republic today! Leaders of the Catholic and Evangelical Church marched against LGBT rights only hours after the mass tragedy in Orlando. Still stunned and horrified that this event was not cancelled as the rest of the world was showing an outpouring of love and support for the victims and their families.”

    Source: http://www.vibe.com

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    The timing of the march was very unfortunate, and IMO it should have been cancelled.

    It was quite large, if the photos of one group outside the US Embassy in Santo Domingo is any indication.

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    When is bigotry appropriate?

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    I always said you can teach anything....but sadly you can't teach common sense.....

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    Let's keep DR Related and keep religion out of it.............................

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    it's as good moment as any to add this link to a recent article in el caribe:
    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2016/04/2...el-cuerpordquo

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    it's as good moment as any to add this link to a recent article in el caribe:
    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2016/04/2...el-cuerpordquo
    Great timing indeed:

    PQDC vice presidential candidate: "The anus is the body cloaca"

    28/04/2016 8:17 a.m. - Natali Faxas

    Javier Paulino, vice presidential candidate PQDC.


    The running mate of PQDC, Javier Paulino, surprised when he speaks of homosexuality: "The LGBT agenda is not just a list of persons of both sexes is limited but extends beyond, they are routed to the approval of pedophilia relationship ... They are also the promoters of animal-man relationship, "he says.

    He says that tolerates this community, which does not discriminate and that his body people are free to do whatever they want. And while talk that the LGBT community is a world of darkness, violent, who died late ( "15 or 20 years ago") to for their sexual practices.

    "The vagina of the woman was made for penetration while the year, we can call the cloaca of the body was not made for this. So you see that they get sick, they die untimely "he said.

    He also said that 90% of gays and lesbians have been violated in their infancy and have been marked by this event and so, since his conviction, homosexuality is learned. After exposing these views, Wessin Chavez was asked if he agreed with the approach of his running mate. He said yes.
    - See more at: https://translate.googleusercontent.....5vG86VHq.dpuf

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Still stunned and horrified that this event was not cancelled
    as the rest of the world was showing an outpouring of love and support for the victims and their families.”
    Ya can't have it your way every day Wally, the show will go on with or without your approval.

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    You simply cannot keep religion out of this topic as the groups who were marching were religious groups

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kipling333 View Post
    You simply cannot keep religion out of this topic as the groups who were marching were religious groups
    One is not allowed to call a spade a spade in this instance.

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