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Don't call us idiots for not backing buggery

Published:Wednesday | October 8, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I refer to a recent letter published in Tuesday's Gleaner titled 'Buggery bigotry backed by illiterate Jamaicans' and draw deliberate focus to the first line: "The opinion of the people ... has no bearing ... ."

It amazes me daily that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual (LGBT) lobbyists resort to abasing human beings who do not agree with their world view. Indeed, this is their most dominant and consistent strategy. This article did nothing but hurl insults at the 91 per cent of Jamaicans who felt anal penetration between man and animal, man and woman, and man and man should remain illegal.

LGBT lobbyists, under the guise of 'human rights activists', claim they want a democratic society that is fair and equal, yet Mr Jeremy Soutar boldly states that the overwhelming majority opinion of the people has no bearing.

UNFAIR LABELLING

Must we merely trudge on bearing the weight of names such as bigot, intolerant, hateful, homophobic, illiterate, insensible, misguided, illogical, biased, and their list goes on, simply because an overwhelming majority of Jamaicans disagree with LGBT lobbyists' end goal?

I applaud the people of Jamaica for recognising what is good and best for society by advocating the retention of the buggery law, and even more recently, saying no to abortion. Mr Soutar's threats about American policies and mundane insults will not deter the people from their innate genuine human right to freely express the facts about what is best for our society.

SIMONE JOHNSON

lovemarchmovement@gmail.com