So Dr Wayne West of the JCHS has come out swinging claiming he is not into peeping into bedrooms of consenting adults who practice anal sex via an article in the Gleaner; most consenting adults overall who engage in buggery practice so in their bedrooms I imagine or private spaces as outdoor sex is still seen as illegal and attracts gross indecency charges which has a monetary fine; then if he is so inclined as to not become a peeping Tom then why won’t he publicly support the amendment of the buggery law as is now proposed and pursued (finally sensibly) instead of pushing for the law’s retention?
the article said in part:
What does he mean when he says?
“We don’t want certain things on the streets. We don’t want them in our churches.”
Am I to understand that Dr West thinks outward displays of affection is going to simply cause persons to be homosexualised or is he blindly unaware of the fact of what can and has happened in some instances of such expressions in public. Or like some churches one can be gay or suspected to be so but remain a member so long as they keep it to themselves; no wonder he gladly embraced Queen Ifrica, after all her “Keep it to yuself” song promotes staying in the closet; he also pushing outcasting homosexuals simply due to their sexual orientation when the very master himself does not promote exclusion; lest we forget the alabaster box story and the washing of the feet of Jesus by a scorned prostitute, to which he rebuked those who expressed such disdain. So the church in West’s eyes must be pure of all sinners when the very church is supposed to be the place to win souls for the kingdom.
He who is without sin let him cast the first stone.
With the obvious backwardness as displayed recently at the anti gay group Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society JCHS of so called concerns on sex education in schools and a call for a kind of purging of same albeit in an information age then it is no wonder some of our challenges continue; thinking hiding information from minds when said info is a literal finger swipe away on a device (maybe the JCHS may want to censor the internet later) then they are fools frankly.
Where are these voices like JCHS when the very sexual assault and related fears turns up in churches of all places or carried out by pastors on church sisters and the age old issue of clerical abuse via priests? Then comes the rubbish frankly by Dr Wayne West chief protagonist of JCHS that “I don’t want to peep in your bedroom” claiming that the fight is not about consenting adults, then if it is not about peeping into bedrooms so to speak and the false dichotomy about freedom of speech then where else would buggery be mainly committed by said consenting adults?
It is this backwardness and supposedly protecting children in a misguided attempted to purify minds that have kept many in ignorance and hence the sometimes ridiculous debates, accusations and counter accusations of sexualizing children. Does not this same group really sit down and listen to the dancehall lyrics that play on open radio every day? The very violence, sexualisation and such are promulgated by the very religious right groups on some moral quest yet find it convenient to deliberately continue to conflate abuse with same gender sex in the continuous efforts to ‘other’ those who are not as they are. With pressures such as this from fanatics and an un-naturalizing of same gender loving relations then it is no wonder to me that to gain some legitimacy by adopting negative constructs seen as acceptable elsewhere.
Then comes the usual ‘sexual nihilism’ and ‘anarchy’ argument which to date he has not been able to properly substantiate while tying in freedom of speech given the Professor Bain matter and such. More rubbish again while crime spirals out of control, where are the sentiments on the madness happening out there from West et al? I am sure May coming as seen as child’s month there are going to be much online activity and newsletters as done before by JCHS and youth arm Lovemarch on a pretext of concern for children; then we can also expect JCHS partner Betty Ann Blaine also weighing in on child abuse and rightfully so but mistakenly if not deceptively conflating abuse, grooming with same gender sex. Let us see what comes next eh.
Peace & tolerance