BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has criticized the notion of approving same sex marriage especially from a religious country like Solomon Islands.
The statement was made while giving his keynote address to officially open the Assembly of God (AOG) National General Council conference currently underway in Honiara.
The Prime Minister said he has just returned from an interesting forum where they were addressed by organizations trying to influence leaders to approve same sex marriage.
He said the idea is not acceptable in our society, given that Solomon Islands is a country that accepts freedom of religion and other fundamental rights but not same sex marriage.
“Fundamental rights, is not an easy thing as we are dealing with human beings in a country that allows freedom of religion and other fundamental rights, but when it comes to same sex marriage it’s over my dead body,” PM Sogavare reiterated.
He adds that same sex marriage is against biblical principles that every religion in Solomon Islands built their fundamental believes upon, despite same sex marriage being human rights as many countries across the globe advocated for.
“Marriage is between a man and woman that’s what the bible says.
Prime Minister Sogavare assured church leaders and members that Solomon Islands is a country that upholds freedom of religion and other fundamental rights.
He acknowledged AOG’s gathering and urged them to work collaborate with other denominations as it is crucial for addressing the spiritual growth of Solomon Islands.
Photo caption- PM Sogavare says Marriage is between a man and woman as what the bible states.