THE DIRTY SECRET OF THE ANTI-GAY MOVEMENT IN JAMAICA
We at AGFC have no intentions to stalk, harm, beat down anyone or infringe on anyone’s freedom of speech. We only intend to expose the anti-gay movement’s lies, misinformation and agenda.
We are not telling you this because we hate or have anything against any of the anti-gay activists. We are only doing this because we care about our fellow Jamaicans.
As we all know, child abuse has been a growing concern in our country as of late. Up to April, there were more than 1,000 reports of sexual abuse of children since the start of the year. This includes boys and girls. The Office of the Children’s Registry also received 7,245 reports of sexual abuse between the period 2007-2011.
Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn, QC has said to the Gleaner that “Child abuse is everybody’s business”(we will show you later that it is not).
‘Child Abuse Is Everybody’s Business’ – Llewellyn
“Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn, QC, has said that there are too many cases of child abuse in Jamaica and has called on the nation as it celebrates its 50th year of Independence to stand up and assist in stemming child abuse.”
Children’s advocates have said that the number of child abuse cases are “alarming”.
Child Sex Abuse Numbers Alarming
“Up to April, there were more than 1,000 reports of sexual abuse of children since the start of the year. This includes boys and girls. The Office of the Children’s Registry also received 7,245 reports of sexual abuse between the period 2007-2011.”
However, are all of us making child abuse our business as Paula Lewellyn said and are all of us taking the increasing numbers of cases seriously?
THERE IS A PROBLEM HOWEVER. A BIG ONE.
What has the LGBT movement said about child sexual abuse and what are our recommendations?
The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays(J-FLAG) has issued position statements on rape and grevious sexual assault and child sexual abuse. They released a position statement in which they said:
“Currently, the legal definition and popular conception of rape provides only for the unwanted penetration of a vagina by a penis. The definition of sexual intercourse biases the interpretation of rape (Section 3(1)) of the Sexual Offences Act does not include anal or oral penetration or penetration by objects other than the penis. J-FLAG acknowledges that this is captured in Section 4. However, J-FLAG believes that the terms rape and sexual intercourse must to be broadened and should not be gender biased, use gender-specific language for the victim or the perpetrator or ignore the variations of how men and women have sex.
In an effort to acknowledge the diverse sexual experiences of people, and the various ways that they can be victims of rape or sexual assault, we support revisions to the current definition of rape to include any type of unwanted insertion of an erectile object in not just the vagina, but the anus or mouth.”
The current laws on sexual offences do not treat all offences equally. Rape is given a higher penalty (life imprisonment)than grievous sexual assault(3 years) and buggery(10 years). Do think if your child is buggered or has an object inserted into him/her forcefully the offender should be given a lesser penalty than rape? The LGBT movement has seen this discrepancy in the law and would actively support any move to give children who are abused in these ways the SAME justice.
However that won’t happen anytime soon despite Betty-Ann Blaine’s call for an increase in the buggery law’s penalty recently. She says:
“We are not changing the buggery law. The number of children who are being buggered in Jamaica means we can’t change the law until we can be assured that our children will be protected from sexual predators. This is the time to strengthen laws that refer to sexual behaviour because we know that children are being buggered in Jamaica and it is happening behind closed doors and in secret places,” Blaine said.”
Why won’t this happen anytime soon? We will explore this further.
What has the anti-gay movement done about child sexual abuse and what are their recommendations?
Have you ever wondered why the anti-gay movement always seems to claim that the buggery law will lead to children being taught buggery in school, paedophilia, bestiality and incest will be legalised, Christians will be locked up for hate speech, the heterosexual family will be destroyed, divine retribution from God, increase in HIV and STDs instead of talking about the ACTUAL WORDING of the buggery law? Is it because they don’t want you to realise something?
Let us look at the actual wording of the buggery law below:
“Whosoever shall be convicted of the abominable crime of buggery, committed either with mankind or with any animal, shall be liable to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for a term not exceeding ten years.“
As you can see, the buggery law only gives an offender 10 years maximum for buggering a child. Now let us look at the law on rape:
N.B. “Sexual intercourse” in this act is defined as a penis penetrating a vagina.
A man commits the offence of rape if he has sexual intercourse with a woman
(a) without the woman’s consent; and
(b) knowing that the woman does not consent to sexual
intercourse or recklessly not caring whether the woman
consents or not.
A person who-
(a) commits the offence ofrape (whether against section 3 or 5)
is liable on ccnviction in a Circuit Court to imprisonment for
life or such other term as the court considers appropriate,
not being less than fifteen years;
As you can see, a child sexual predator can be imprisoned up to life if he/she is charged for rape and they also cannot be imprisoned for less than 15 years. The minimum punishment for rape is way higher than the maximum punishment for buggery.
Do you think a child molestor who buggers a child deserves less punishment than one who rapes? Don’t you think if a child molestor wants to abuse a child he/she could simply bugger the child instead of raping them knowing they will get a much lesser penalty?
Who is responsible for keeping this discrepancy in the law that puts our children in danger?
None other than Attorney-at-law, Miss Shirley Richards. In 2007, The Gleaner reported:
Buggery blocked again?
“Lobby group Lawyers Christian Fellowship, alert to the possibility of another legal loophole emerging that could lead to the abolition of the offence of buggery, is cautioning Parliament against placing it in a new Sexual Offences Bill.
But Shirley Richards, president of the Lawyers Christian Fellowship, brought to the attention of the committee the possibility that the provision against buggery in the new law might attract the attention of a reform-minded U.K.-based Privy Council.
“The concern is that the new act could or will be seen as new legislation and, according to the Privy Council decision in the Lambert Watson case, new legislation ought to be in accordance with what is now termed and involves understanding of human rights,” she explained.
By keeping rape gender-specific, rather than gender-neutral, the committee reasoned that it would obviate the possibility that the courts could find that there were circumstances in which sex involving two males was lawful.”
Yes people. As the Gleaner reported, by keeping rape gender specific and not gender neutral by repealing the buggery law and also by not making rape apply to anal intercourse, sex between men would still be illegal. Therefore, according to Shirley Richards, it would be better to leave the law in tact with the discrepancy that gives children who are buggered less justice than those who are raped vaginally all in the name of wanting to throw gays in prison.
Which is more important? Child abuse or throwing gays in prison?
But then you might say “Why not just leave both laws separate but increase the buggery law’s penalty to life imprisonment”?
Betty-Ann Blaine seems to want to do that. However, I don’t think she realises that it is her anti-gay activist colleagues who DON”T WANT THE LAW TOUCHED AT ALL BECAUSE THEY DONT WANT IT CHALLENGED IN COURT AS SHIRLEY RICHARDS SAID IN THE GLEANER ARTICLE!! TOUCHING THE BUGGERY LAW WOULD ALLOW THE BUGGERY LAW TO BE FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY A COURT AND THE ANTI-GAY ACTIVISTS DON’T WANT THAT!!!
THAT IS WHY THE OTHER ANTI-GAY ACTIVISTS DON’T GO ALONG WITH HER WHEN SHE CALLS FOR AN INCREASE IN THE PENALTY!!
Betty-Ann Blaine doesn’t realise that the safety of the children she fights for is being compromised to further the ANTI-GAY AGENDA!!
HOW MUCH LONGER MUST OUR CHILDREN WAIT ON THE ANTI-GAY MOVEMENT TO GET PROPER JUSTICE?????
WHY MUST THIS LITTLE 3 YEAR OLD BOY WHO WAS BRUTALLY BUGGERED FOR 15 HOURS UNTIL THE SKIN OF HIS STOMACH WAS PEELED OFF GET LESS JUSTICE THAN A CHILD WHO IS RAPED??????
Savagery! CISOCA tells of brutal buggery of 3-year-old boy
“THE savage buggery of a three-year-old boy, that resulted in the skin being peeled from his stomach during a near 15-hour ordeal unleashed on him by a handcart man in downtown Kingston last year, is one of the many gut-wrenching cases that Superintendent Gladys Brown has vowed will not go unpunished.
The case, which still haunts Brown, who heads the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), remains vivid in her mind down to the imprint of the asphalt which stained the little boy’s shirt as he was forced to lay face down on the ground.”