THE EDITOR, Sir:
I read Jaevion Nelson's article 'Do homosexuals have a place in Jamaica?' (Gleaner, March 14, 2013). I believe homosexuality is morally wrong, but I do not think homosexual acts ought to be criminal.
I support the right of consenting adults to engage in homosexual activity if they so choose. I do not believe homosexuals should face discrimination in the job market.
However, gay-rights advocates want much more than tolerance. They want to force Jamaican heterosexuals who may find the gay lifestyle morally offensive, and in the case of male homosexuals, downright unhygienic, to accept their homosexuality without reservation.
Gay-rights advocates also want the right to teach schoolchildren that homosexuality is acceptable, regardless of contrary moral values parents may try to impart to their children. In fact, there is even a gay Irish Catholic priest by the name Bernard Lynch who would want the entire Catholic Church to alter its teachings on homosexuality to accommodate him.
I do not believe children ought to be raised by homosexual parents. I do not believe children should be taught about homosexuality in schools. I do not support gay marriage.
As long as gay-rights advocates do not vilify those of us who find homosexuality distasteful as purveyors of hate, homosexuals do have a place in Jamaica.
BE GAY IF YOU WANT TO