In the Jamaica Gleaner today, Rev. Clinton Chisholm decided to speak again about the reparative therapy ban in California for minors and the Masters and Johnson book, Homosexuality in Perspective so we once again have offered to do a rebuttal. It can be found here: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20121122/cleisure/cleisure3.html.
AGFC submitted a letter to the Jamaica Observer recently calling on anti-gay organisations such as the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society to respond. It can be found here: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/letters/Keeping-the-buggery-law-is-preposterous_13042100
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.
AGFC wrote a letter to the Jamaica Observer recently and it has been published.
It can be found here: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/letters/Anti-gay-Christians-threaten-free-speech_12884904
Below is a demonstration of how to explain the issue of same-sex marriage in much simpler terms to some people anti-gay people who might not be very smart. We understand that after reading this many will still not understand however. AGFC tries its best.
We credit the blog buzzfeed.com for creating it. It can be found here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/how-gay-rights-is-nothing-like-legalizing-beastali
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.
Last week September 20th, CVM TV News in Jamaica reported that two boys were reported missing in Trelawny before their bodies were found in the Martha Brae River. Residents of the community claimed that the boys were buggered because according to them their intestines were protruding through their anuses.
AGFC expresses sincere condolences to the families of the two boys who suffered this great tragedy.
The report can be viewed below from [17:15]
Yesterday, September 15, 2012, AGFC attended the “Love March” for “sexual purity” which took place in Kingston starting at Hope Gardens and ending at Half-Way Tree Mandela Park. We are proud to say we were the only ones from the LGBT community there trying to get information and pictures and as such we walked through the sun for hours, sweated like pigs, endured the pain, hunger and dehydration in order to get everyone the story about the march.
For those who don’t know, the “Love March” is a march organised by a couple of anti-gay Christian groups who claim they are fed up with “sexual immorality” in Jamaican society and want to speak out against it. The march was designed for HOMOSEXUALITY, pornography and fornication, what they call “sexual sins” that are taking over Jamaica.
Miss Betty-Ann Blaine was interviewed by the Obser where she says:
“This is of great concern to me. What does ‘keep a close eye on’ mean? I don’t know if they have me on a hit list. Is someone stalking me? Does it mean I am under surveillance? This is amazing,” Blaine told the Jamaica Observer.“
We at AGFC are impressed that J-FLAG has now got on board like us in analysing anti- gay rhetoric and exposing the truth.
We hope this continues.
IS JAMAICA A MORE TOLERANT SOCIETY?
by Dane Lewis, Contributor
In recent days, much has been discussed about the issue of homophobia in Jamaica with the dominant theme being Jamaica is tolerant and the situation is sensationalized by the “gay lobby”, which I presume means J-FLAG and international observers.