As Cubans voted to approve a new constitution on Sunday, February 24, 2019 widespread Christian opposition may signal a shift in political tone and a new sense of unity among the churches of the island.

The grassroots campaign—formed largely against more permissive language regarding same-sex marriage—earned Christians a measure of political clout in the island nation, but for some it’s also garnered them a reputation as enemies of the state.

“I can’t vote for something that goes against my principles. It’s sad but it’s a reality.”
– Alida Leon, a pastor and president of the Evangelical League of Cuba

“We’re speaking out in favor of marriage as it was originally designed. It’s the first time since the triumph of the revolution that evangelical churches have created a unified front. It’s historic.”
– Methodist Church of Cuba bishop Ricardo Pereira

Cuban Christians Unite Against New Constitution:
Christianity Today

Government officials are putting pressure on religious leaders to vote ‘yes’ in a referendum on the new constitution which could limit the protection of religious people.

The referendum is due to happen on February 24, 2019.

High ranking communist party officials summoned Christian, Yoruba and Masonic leaders in Santiago on Tuesday for assurance that they and their congregations would all be voting to adopt the new constitution.

Christian leaders in Cuba under pressure to endorse new constitution: