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Gay lobby biased, unfair

Published:Friday | April 10, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I find the LGBTQ lobby in Jamaica mischievously biased in their labelling of certain groups and individuals as "narrow-minded' and their selective accusations of randomly and unfairly singling out homosexuality as a topical issue.

Recently, President Barack Obama appointed Randy Berry as the United States' (and indeed the world's) first-ever LGBT rights envoy. Berry's mandate is essentially to be an ambassador, not for the entire US, but for the approximately three per cent of Americans who identify themselves as LGBTQ individuals.

When the church speaks up against the social ills acutely perpetuated by endorsing homosexual activity, it is demonised by J-FLAG and their cohorts as picking on gays, and the Church is callously reminded that there are far bigger issues to tackle, like crime, violence, poverty and so on.

But when Obama appoints an LGBT envoy, why isn't he likewise being advised to appoint an envoy to tackle these problems as well? Where is the outrage over the absence of a crime-and-violence envoy? Why are stones only thrown when it disadvantages the LGBT agenda?

ALEXANDER SMITH

lexsmith269@gmail.com

Oracabessa, St Mary