Munroe had stated that Mitchell's support of LGBT persons in the Bahamas does not “represent the majority of the convictions of the Bahamian people”. Myles Munroe has returned to a theme he does not understand and obviously which he has no knowledge." Mitchell went on in the statement to reference what he regarded as Munroe's "...absolute stupidity and willful deceit is parading around in the pulpit disguised as theology." Mitchell's comments were in direct response to Munroe's claim that Mitchell's support of LGBT persons in the Bahamas does not “represent the majority of the convictions of the Bahamian people”.
In September 2014, Munroe again stirred controversy in the Bahamas when he made comments in a statement titled "Homosexuality - Phobia or Principle".
Nicole Symmonds is a newly-minted Master of Divinity joining the droves of people with MDiv behind their name who aren’t planning to minister—at least not from behind a pulpit. “The greatest tragedy is to be alive and don’t know why’ Life without purpose has no meaning Leave the world better than you leave it If you don’t know your purpose abuse is inevitable It’s not how long you live; but how much life you impacted When you are finish; you are free to go; having poured out yourself die empty The richest place is the grave yard who have captured talents of many who never discovered their purpose and the reason why they were given life by the Creator. Your legacies live on and I, with my generations are part of it. May ur soul nd the soul of ur wife (whom u call ur girl friend) R. We had the honor and privilege to sit at his feet, just weeks ago, and it was , to us, as if we were sitting at the feet of the Apostle Paul, as he shared the wonderful truths of the Kingdom of God and the Majesty of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! One of ur quote dat blew my mind was dat’ its nt how long u live bt how effective u live’Am so in shock bt yet consoled dat u lived a life full of examples to follow and dat u r ina place far more better than this earth, Ur legacy lives on,see u in heaven, Goodnight. Though I feel so sad loosing you but am so happy u left us something to remember u (Your Words).
Born Myles Egbert Munroe in 1954 in Nassau, Bahamas, Munroe grew up poor in a family of eleven children.
In the statement, Munroe claimed people have "hijacked" and "raped" the civil rights movement with efforts to fight for the rights of those in the LGBT community.
The statement from Munroe was in response to a gay pride event that took place the last weekend of August 2014.
Local gay rights and civil rights spokespersons stated they were shocked and alarmed by Munroe's statement.
Joseph Gaskins, lecturer at the College of the Bahamas, called his position on homosexuality and civil rights hypocritical in light of Munroe's then-recent visit with polygamist South African President Jacob Zuma.
Munroe and the other passengers were en route to Freeport, Grand Bahama for a conference.
In March 2014, Munroe was criticized publicly in a press statement by Bahamian Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell for comments he had made about the government's positions regarding the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals in the Bahamas.