American Bigots Urge Jamaica to Imprison Gay People


Now that the Supreme Court and many state legislatures have prevented them from continuing to discriminate against and impose criminal punishments on gay people, American bigots are going overseas to demand that they do their authoritarian dirty work for them. It’s happened in Uganda, Russia and now Jamaica. The usual suspects are involved.

Activists from the United States and United Kingdom opposed to LGBT rights have urged Jamaican Christian conservatives to resist repealing the country’s buggery law, similar to sodomy laws, by arguing that homosexuality is a choice and connected to pedophilia.

Peter LaBarbera, founder of Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality, told the conference: “Do not be like us, do not be like Britain, do not sit idly by as so-called ‘LGBT activists’ manipulate words and laws to achieve dominance in your country.”

LaBarbera and Andrea Minichiello Williams, founder of the United Kingdom’s Christian Concern, spoke Saturday at a conference organized by the Jamaican Coalition for a Healthy Society and the Christian Lawyers’ Association in Kingston.

The groups are lobbying against the repeal of a colonial-era law banning same-sex intercourse, known as the “buggery law.” Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller suggested she might put the law to a vote during her 2011 campaign. Her government has not yet taken any action on the legislation, but Justice Minister Mark Golding told BuzzFeed this week that he hoped to raise it next year as part of a broad review of the country’s sexual offenses law.

In this country they like to pretend that they don’t really hate gay people, they just don’t want marriage “redefined” to include them. But remember how these same people reacted a decade ago when the Supreme Court struck down state sodomy laws. It was black-robed tyranny by “activist judges” who were out to destroy what God hath declared! They know that message doesn’t sell here anymore so they pretend to be moderate and reasonable, but they expose their real agenda abroad.

Comments

  1. Doug Little says

    Wow the hate that these people have knows no bounds. You cannot say massive assholes loud or often enough when describing these fuckwits.

  2. raven says

    Having failed to turn the USA into a Dark Ages hellhole, they are trying to do that in other places.

    The fundie xians own the Dark side of our society. No wonder their religion is dying here.

    Wow the hate that these people have knows no bounds.

    Their whole perversion of xianity is based on pure hate.

    No hate = No fundie xianity.

    This was and is BTW, widely known and Mencken mentioned it a century ago.

  3. says

    Given the history of violence against LGBTQ people in Jamaica, it won’t be hard to convince them to start again.

    About as hard as it was in the US to get Birchers, birthers and KKK wannabes to crawl out from under their rocks.

  4. Abby Normal says

    In this country they like to pretend that they don’t really hate gay people, they just don’t want marriage “redefined” to include them.

    Maybe that’s true for some other members of “them,” but LaBarbera says stuff at least as vile in the US too.

  5. says

    But remember how these same people reacted a decade ago when the Supreme Court struck down state sodomy laws.

    To be fair, states shouldn’t be committing sodomy with other states. Florida, especially.

  6. elpayaso says

    interesting how that India law is phrased. in light of increasing knowledge, creative lawyers should be doing the “bonobo defense”….homosexual conduct has been documented in 450(?) species, where’s the “against nature” part?

  7. Michael Heath says

    Modusoperandi writes:

    To be fair, states shouldn’t be committing sodomy with other states. Florida, especially.

    Are you sure that’s God’s will? Florida’s shape is proof God intelligently designed the state to do exactly what your manmade laws disallow.

    Entry from the south end of Lake Michigan is a perfect fit, more proof of God’s creation. And with some lube I think a west-ward slide into Lake Erie would also work; especially since the wind’s will be at Florida’s back. Of course that’s kinda polyandrous given we’d be giving it to Canada as well.

  8. hunter says

    “Given the history of violence against LGBTQ people in Jamaica, it won’t be hard to convince them to start again.”

    When did they stop?

    One has to wonder where the money’s coming from for all this?

  9. says

    Michael Heath “”Of course that’s kinda polyandrous given we’d be giving it to Canada as well.”
    Everybody gives it to Canada. That’s why it’s shaped like a high-five.

  10. John Pieret says

    Michael Heath @ 11:

    Of course that’s kinda polyandrous given we’d be giving it to Canada as well.

    We’re giving Florida to Canada? Do you think they’d take Alabama and Mississippi too? That would instantly improve our average national IQ. And the Canadians would just (politely) tell them o f**k off. Win win!

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