Over the past few days, I have noted, with amazement, the amount of attention being paid to a group that the Jamaican public has claimed is pushing for acceptance.
As a member of the LGBT community, I feel the need to add my voice. I won't even address in detail Senior Superintendent Fitz Bailey's stupid outburst, as it seems as if he is trying to score points with someone.
I am curious, however, to know how he carried out his research to ascertain the sexual orientation of the males his department arrested. I'm quite sure that it wasn't based on their dressing. Since I'm on the police 'business',
In a letter to The Gleaner, Karen Hewitt claimed she did research which supported SSP Bailey's outburst. How did you do that, Karen?
She went on to state that the gay community has power and that urged Commissioner Ellington to apologise.
In letter by a 'Concerned Citizen', the writer wonders how same-sex unions reproduce. Why is this an issue when they, the so-called heterosexuals, try to bring a point across? Do you know how many kids are prevented from starving or even dying by these 'detested' unions through adoption?
Bible-thumpers will continue to say that God gave Adam and Eve clear direction that they were to "go forth and multiply", and because same-sex couples aren't able to procreate, they are obviously unable to fulfil this divine directive.
The said writer, in closing his letter, stated, "It is either we obey New York and The Gleaner, or obey God." Is he/she obeying God?
PEEVED & PERPLEXED
Montego Bay, St James
but this video from NBC Miami presented a different take on this issue and could be where SSP Bailey got his cue to label the gay community as the individual identified in the piece has been called gay.