An article from "FreePride Foundation Project" aka FREEPRIDE read in part that - The same His Way Out Ministries as were mentioned; visited our nations last year with their homophobia and 'the cure" in hand to smear the name of people who identified as homosexuals. In the article supported by a bounty of references by their "accredited" "religious" institutions to which is by the way now available on Amazon cause why not hit two birds with one stone and boost book sales as well.
However the disturbing nature of the article was the many "facts" claimed of someone that experience same-sex attraction:
"homosexuality is a manifestation of sexual brokenness...seeking affirmation and love - may result in homosexual relationship, adultery and sexual abuse."
To the impressionable, statement like these would only justify the stigmas that people who experience same-sex attraction are not "normal" but are all sexual defiant, mentally unstable, promiscuous and self-selecting.
Claiming homosexuals are "associated with serious health risk" thus further fuels social ostracization and stigmatization as was shown when a national survey conducted by the The Ansa Mcal Psychological Research Centre for Ministry of The People and Social Development Social Investigations Division. Nearly half of the respondents (48%) indicated “no” they will not go out liming with someone whom they knew was gay/lesbian/homosexual." READ THE FULL PIECE HERE
It was only some weeks ago we saw the Lawyers' Christian Fellowhip aligned Isaachar Foundation full paged ad as well that challenged the call for the decriminalization of buggery here in Jamaica by the lobby groups and advocates. Here is a scanned version I did from the Gleaner newspaper on December 1 when it came out:
HERE IS THE DIGITAL COPY
Interesting that religious groups find funds for full paged ads but we see obvious things that need attention and they are ignored yet they all want to stop persons from making personal private decisions. What about the thousands of children missing where we see Ananda Alerts in the newspapers highlighting such? yet the zeal for that seems non existent but for gays, well!.... see the digital copy of the above local ad here on On The Ground News, one can imagine how caustic they are
SIGN PETITION STATEMENT
This petition seeks to demand an apology from The Express Newspaper (Trinidad and Tobago) for their recent publication on Sunday December 11, 2011 titled "What you should know about HOMOSEXUALITY". Please sign this petition to let Trinidad and Tobago know that you are tired of siting back and reading blatant attempts of public hate and discrimination such as this. This is an outcry to human rights and by signing you can help others demand an apology from the Express and a retraction of this article online.
You do not need to understand Homosexuality to recognize hate and discrimination, you simply need to sign.
We have a long way to go it seems and with a recent meeting by the same Isaachar team with the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship at the Norman Manley Law School where some advocates and bloggers attended they were bombarded with religious rhetoric laced with anti homosexual sentiments and fear that decriminalizing buggery will release homosexuality on the nation whilst implying the free abuse of little boys according to one attendee of the meeting
Sign the petition please and keep watch.
Peace and tolerance