Popular anti-gay activist Shirley Richards decides to appear in a documentary made by a coalition called “Stand for Families Worldwide” which claims it exists to “expose the cultural imperialism pushed by the United Nations and by Western countries—especially the United States—and stop them from pushing a destructive sexual rights agenda on families and children worldwide“.
On their website they claim that criminalising homosexuality is a tool to help to control the spread of HIV/AIDS.
On Tuesday September 18, 2012, Television Jamaica(TVJ) aired the programme “Religious Hardtalk” hosted by Ian Boyne where he brought on popular anti-gay activists Shirley Richards, attorney and former head of the Lawyer’s Christian Fellowship, and Dr. Wayne West who is a senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mona(UWI) and a consultant radiologist.
Despite the fact that the previous week’s discussion was limited mainly to the topic of atheism and secularism, Ian Boyne decided to allow these two activists to have their time to speak about homosexuality and abortion even though it is a programme created for religious discussion. Surely, atheism and secularism is not necessarily an opposing argument to the pro-life and anti-gay arguments about homosexuality so the LGBT community needs to have a rebuttal to Tuesday’s programme and do so fast.
Homophobia has been shown to have serious negative effects on society. Anti-gay activists claim that they do not like to be called “homophobic” because a disagreement doesn’t make them have a phobia. Does peer-reviewed science prove this?
Here are some recent studies:
At AGFC we love science especially because we know it also always proves the scientifically challenged anti-gay religious movement wrong.
Many anti-gay activists in Jamaica make the claim that anti-homosexual laws do not contribute to the higher prevalence rate seen in countries that criminalise homosexuality. Is idea this supported by peer-reviewed modern science?
A new study on HIV in the African diaspora has been released in The Lancet on July 28th, 2012. The Lancet is the second highest ranking medical journal in the world.
The Abstract can be found here: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(12)60722-3/abstract
The full study can be viewed here: Lancet Millett GLBT criminalization
Some anti-gay activists use the following study publiched in the Lancet entitled “Population-based HIV-1 incidence in France, 2003–08: a modelling analysis” to try and disprove what LGBT rights activists have said about HIV and the criminalisation of buggery/ homosexual activity:
Lancet Study: http://tinyurl.com/7cfz69v
Population-based HIV-1 incidence in France, 2003-08: a modelling analysis.
Homophobic men & prostate cancer
By Eulalee Thompson
Prostate cancer is the leading type of cancer among Jamaican men but getting men to do regular screening tests is like hitting one’s head against a brick wall. Many men feel that just by doing the digital rectal examination, they bring into question their own sexuality.