Baptist Bishop Calls On Gay People To ‘Seek Help,’ Stop Spreading AIDS

A Baptist bishop in the Bahamas is calling on gay people to “seek help” and turn away from their “deadly, abnormal sexual practices,” which he attributes to the nation’s high HIV/AIDS rate. “Homosexuality, like lesbianism, is anti-family and it goes against what God has ordained,” says Bishop Simeon Hall of the New Covenant Baptist Church. “This sexual practice cannot produce anything and now we are seeing that, according to statistics, it is deadly.” Statistics do show that adult HIV prevalence in the Bahamas “is among the highest in the Caribbean at 3.3 percent,” but the virus “occurs primarily among heterosexuals.”