THE EDITOR, Sir:
I must commend Ms Esther Tyson for her very bold and open reproach in the October 7, 2012 issue of The Sunday Gleaner, 'Jamaica needs moral imperative'. Ms Tyson was very direct in her condemnation of our increasingly wanton social and moral ways as a nation.
How true Ms Tyson spoke of our current moral state, which, as she says, seems to give more impetus to those intent on leading us further down the path of lower social and moral values. There can be no other reasonable or plausible explanation for the inclusion of certain material in the recent revision of the curriculum guide for health and family life education, as indicated in the article.
I am pleased that parents took a stand against such moral putrefaction of our young people's minds.
It is without doubt that there is a clear intention by the powers that be to alter the way we think and act as sexual beings - in the name of liberality and openness.
I find it incredulous that we can spend so much time in open rebuke of the Church (some of which I would not disagree with). Yet, for all its faults, the Church has the only true basis for morality: the Word of God. If we openly reject God and His standards, we will reap the costs of going our own way.