A policeman who was engaged in a heated discussion with some of his colleagues this week on the recent rejection of a certain advertisement that a homosexual group wanted to be published says he is happy that the advertisement was rejected.
The policeman, who was voicing his opinion on the matter, pointed out that he was not discriminating against homosexuals because they were human beings and should be treated fairly. He, however, emphasised that homosexuality was against the law in Jamaica and therefore any advertisement "suggesting or promoting" homosexuality in any way should not be advertised in the media.
"If a well known homosexual comes to me to make a report or is the victim of an attack, I will investigate his case and treat him fairly," the policeman said. "But my opinion is that if homosexuality is being promoted through advertisements in the media, then young people will think it is all right to be involved in homosexual activities. I know of cases in which some young boys become involved in homosexual acts just to get money.
"I am definitely against homosexuality because the laws of Jamaica are against such acts. I am a Christian and I read my Bible daily and I know God forbids such acts."
"One thing I am sure about is that if I ever encounter persons being involved in homosexual acts in public places, I will not hesitate to arrest them. I have even heard of cases in which some homosexuals are so brazen that they even carry out their activities in parked cars on roadways," the policeman added.
A lawyer explained that homosexuality by itself is not an offence but what is the offence is the act of buggery under Section 75 and 76 of the Offences Against the Person Act. The person can also be charged with attempting to commit the abominable crime of buggery.
The policeman was quick to point out to his colleagues that as far as he was concerned any advertisement promoting homosexuality was not only morally wrong, but would be breaking the law.