'Sex, Lies And Rights' Promotes JCHS Ideals - Full House Watches Premiere Of The DVD; Other Countries Commit To Distribution
The Gleaner published:
The premiere of the DVD: Sex, Lies and Rights - A Seduction of Medicine, Law and Politics took place at the Palace Cineplex, Sovereign Centre, Liguanea, on Wednesday to a full house, including representatives of the Church, civil society, legal fraternity and the entertainment sector.
In welcoming the guests, chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS), Dr Wayne West, noted that the DVD was written and produced by the Coalition as a tool to educate the public on the dangers of repealing or amending Sections 76, 77 and 79 of the Offences Against the Person Act (buggery law), and the negative impact any such amendment or repeal would have on Jamaican society.
West told the audience that the JCHS has observed that Western democracies like the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Canada, which now operate within a secular framework - are aggressively promoting various 'sexual rights', while simultaneously curtailing fundamental rights and freedoms. These include freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and parental rights.
"The JCHS believes that Jamaica must not make the radical change from Christianity to secularism/atheism as the basis for our laws without the input of the people in a referendum," the Coalition chairman said.
According to West: "It is often said - deceptively - that those who wish to retain the buggery law are 'peeping into the bedrooms of consenting adults - attending to that which is none of their business'."
But the JCHS chairman denounced that statement, asserting that it deliberately ignores the fact that removal of all legal constraints on sexual expression is a necessary first step in the reordering of the society, with a final objective of facilitating vice and immorality, while punishing those who dissent.
Two hundred copies of the DVD have been printed with an objective that over 2,000 copies be distributed to like-minded groups throughout Jamaica, the Caribbean, Singapore, Russia, and Africa, and the JCHS has already received commitments to this end from Trinidad, Barbados, Guyana, and Ethiopia.
The JCHS's contact in Ethiopia has committed to distributing the DVD to 12 other African countries.
UPDATE Jan 2014 RJR discussion on the perceptions of the LGBT lobby
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