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Buggery backlash

Published:Tuesday | September 23, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In response to the column 'If Peter Espeut would just bugger off', I write to express my disgust at The Gleaner for titling the column with such parochial language.

But most important, let me remind them that good governance by any sovereign state must recognise a proper balance between economic success, public health and social morality. And no government would be really fulfilling its mandate to lead its people well if it had scientific research (including that of Professor Brendan Bain) showing clearly that public health is endangered by way of giving free reign to anal sex and its high level of health risks.

Legalising buggery would result in the public purse being pressured to address the increasing cases of HIV/AIDS, especially among men who have sex with men (MSMs). Scientific research has also shown that in countries (like France) where buggery laws are abolished, men still do NOT make use of health care facilities, proving clearly that the buggery laws were, therefore, not a hindrance to health care in the first place.

It is time the leaders of Jamaica tell people the real truth about the dangers of anal sex. It is time for the leaders of Jamaica to also recognise that the Church's clamour for sexual morality is not something to be always dismissed by the overused "consenting adults in their private bedrooms" cliche jingle. Unless they also want to allow "consenting adults in their private bedrooms" to be "privately" engaging in adult incestuous sex between "consenting" mothers and adult sons!

Is this the 'anything goes' scenario the leaders of Jamaica and those sold out to perversion are leaning towards?

DERRICK GILLESPIE

ddgillespie@live.com