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Morality has long been eroded

Published:Wednesday | June 25, 2014 | 12:00 AM


It appears that it is only now that many Jamaicans have realised that the moral fibre of the country is supposedly being eroded. Really? How high has our murder rate been for years? How far have our politicians fallen in their failure to be good stewards of our nation's resources?

How often do we inflict violence on each other, in our streets, without a good Samaritan to the rescue? How frequently do we hide criminals in our homes to avoid capture and prosecution by the State?

When last have we given evidence to bring a criminal to justice? How about the rampant incest in the family? How many sexually active 12-year-old youth do we know personally?

All of a sudden, our morality is under attack because, in the 21st Century, gays and lesbians are demanding that they, too, be protected by the law of the land? We are a nation of hypocrites for ascribing the erosion of our morality to gays, because, as a people, our morality has long been eroded.