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Don't rationalise homosexuality

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2015 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

"Celebrating mass delusion and crooked thinking is madness."

I write in response to Jaevion Nelson's article in The Gleaner of Thursday, August 13, 2015 titled 'Pride Jamaica - celebrating resilience, triumph'. Why should one celebrate abnormal behaviour that is contrary to design? It is delusional to celebrate pathology.

One acknowledges that people with abnormalities can provide great contributions to society, but one certainly does not celebrate practices that lead to unhealthy results.

Men who have sex with men use the natural design of their bodies for an unnatural purpose, as evidenced by the demonstrably harmful behaviours that give rise to the alarming statistics of HIV because of the practice of buggery and role reversal in this practice.

Why should Jamaicans expose, endorse and or even teach our children that this behaviour is normal and natural? There is nothing to celebrate in this mass delusion and crooked thinking of a minority of persons.

Let us instead love and care for our children and grandchildren. Let us teach them truth and how to choose right from wrong. Let us teach them that discrimination is not a bad word; it is right for us to discriminate against wrongful behaviours. We discriminate when we choose one thing over another, which is our God-given right.

Let us teach our children that not all choices will lead to a good end and the flourishing of our nation. Right choices produce good outcomes; wrong choices lead to poor outcomes and even death.

Let us give our children and youth the right understanding of how to conduct themselves with true dignity; how to be faithful in marriages of one man and one woman, as enshrined in our Constitution. Let us teach them true respect for all people, not the acceptance of illogical behaviour.

LEIGH GENTLES

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