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
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