Paul Kokoski’s anti-gay ignorance in the Jamaica Observer
Paul Kokoski is an ultra-conservative anti-gay activist who lives in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. He has written many letters to the Jamaican press, often with an extremist tone. He has called gays “Nazis” and has said that the Wests legalisation of homosexuality has led to the “proliferation of crime”. He is probably upset that Canadian values don’t fit so well with his and has started with his international anti-gay “advocacy” such as the letter today in the Observer where he accuses blacks for being racist because they supported Barack Obama despite his stance on abortion and homosexuality.
His letter can be found here: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/letters/US-nowhere-near-racism-free-_12988123
In his letter he claims:
The US is far from becoming “racism-free”. Ninety-five per cent of blacks in the US voted for President Obama and 99 per cent of blacks in the Carribean support Obama, despite the fact that Obama opposes some moral values of almost all blacks – especially in the area of abortion and homosexuality. This shows that racism is greater now than at any time in history.
Almost all blacks oppose homosexuality? Well as a science and fact based blog we decided to find this out for ourselves and it seems Mr. Kokoski isn’t moving with the times. The Washington Post and ABC News did a poll of Americans after Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage. The question asked was ” Do you think it should be legal or Illegal for gay and lesbian couples to get married?” They got these results:
“Fifty-nine percent of blacks now say they support same-sex marriage, an 18-point jump since the president’s announcement of his own support two weeks ago. Fifty-three percent of Americans now believe that same-sex marriage should be legalized, which also marks a substantial spike since 2006, when just 39 percent of those polled thought it should be legalized.”
Fifty-nine percent of blacks said they support same-sex marriage? How is 59% almost all blacks? The shift in opinion is not a surprise as Maryland’s population is 30% African-American and the electorate voted in favour of same-sex marriage in a referendum on election day.
We contacted Mr. Kokoski about this and he had this to say verbatim:
“The huffington Post is a anti-life liberal rag – not to be trusted with the truth. Most people think homos should be legalized still radically oppose itcheers”
“Fifty-one percent of blacks, 45 percent of Latinos and 47 percent of whites said they oppose gay marriage in the Nov. 7 poll of 1,023 adults. The margin of error for the full sample is 3.5 percentage points.”
“washington post is yet another liberal rag. Yes they passed it though they oppse [sic] it themselves which just goes t show how stupid people are”
“Two-thirds (67 percent) of black Americans said that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, compared to less than half of Hispanic Americans (46 percent). Among black Americans, 30 percent said it should be illegal in all or most cases, compared to 51 percent of Hispanics.”http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/new-poll-examines-minorities-views-on-social-issues/2012/07/26/gJQA6WL9BX_story.html.