Piercing questions for Maurice Tomlinson
THE EDITOR, Sir:
This is an open letter to Maurice Tomlinson.
In response to your legal case against Television Jamaica and a claim to the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of anti-sodomy laws, in a letter to The Gleaner, one writer was of the view that you were very brave in your unflinching stance regarding buggery legislation.
Against that background, I have a few questions for you:
- You claim that it is nobody's business what loving gay men do in the privacy of their bedroom. Why, then, are you seeking public support and acceptance?
- You claim that tolerance does not mean acceptance. If there is nothing wrong about the lifestyle, why can it not be accepted?
- You claim the lifestyle is a human right. If it is a human right, what do you have in place to prevent or protect against the consequences, physically, morally and spiritually?
- You claim that the 151-year-old law hinders efforts to fight HIV in Jamaica while fuelling homophobic and horrific violence (Gleaner, Thursday, December 10, 2015). Is it not the risky lifestyle that is the cause? How many gays have died even while having access to medication and how many gays, because of jealousy, have killed each other?
Could it be that you are emotionally scarred by the parents you were expecting so much from and lack of true bonding from your brothers that you are still searching for?
What a pity the false security of the organisation you are now with, and your so-called husband are still going to leave you totally insatiable because, even when the law changes, you all will be still groping in the dark.