Liberia: LGBT Rights Are 'Absolute Nonsense' for Alexander Cummings

The standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings has clarified that he is not in support of gay rights in Liberia and has no intention of legalizing same sex marriage if he is elected President.

Making the clarity at the unveiling ceremony of the ANC's platform on Thursday, September 28, Mr. Cummings described the rumors and allegations as nonsense and a smear campaign being orchestrated by his detractors to discourage his supporters from voting him come October.

He was responding to a female supporter, who claimed that she has closed down her small business to campaign for the ANC leader, but of late has become embarrassed with allegations that her Presidential candidate was in support of gay rights in Liberia.

To her satisfaction and that of scores of adoring supporters and party's stalwarts who had thronged the ANC National Headquarters to witness the event, Mr. Cummings did not mince his words when he declared that as a Christian, husband, father and grandfather, he has no plan of supporting gay lifestyle under an ANC led government.

"First of all I have been married to Theresa for thirty-five years; we have two grown children in their thirties. I have my daughter Ayo and my son Boakai. My son is married; we have two granddaughters from that marriage. I am a Christian and have no intention whatsoever to introduce or support gay lifestyle. So please be confident. That is absolutely nonsense!" he vented.Read more via All Africa