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Where's march for abused kids, poor, homeless?

Published:Tuesday | July 1, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I have been following The Gleaner articles and news about the sacking of Professor Brendan Bain from the University of the West Indies because of his testimony to a Belizean court that anal sex, according to data provided by health organisations, was dangerous. Also, I have also realised that my dear brothers and sisters in Christ from different Christian communities have become louder in recent months and days.

I am no supporter of the buggery law or of the gay-rights movement, but somebody in Jamaica has to start thinking for themselves while remaining ethical. The Church is the backbone of most Western civilisations and have been involved in the creation of schools, hospitals, governments and companies. With these examples and successes, we have a lot to give thanks for the Church.

However, like all Jamaican fundamentalist Christians, I usually forget God's mercy and instead focus on God's wrath by saying "death to homosexuals" or "bun Sodom and Gomorrah". This, for me and many other Christians, is the chief sin of the Bible, until I realised God's love is mentioned more than hate in the Bible.

To conclude, it is sad to see that our people have not marched for respect and uplift for those abused in children's homes, those forced to do hard labour, the homeless man, harsh economic proposals by our governments, the abortion of a unborn child, those who work without getting paid, the unemployed, the uneducated, the prostitute, and, of course, the high crime rate.

ROGER R. GOODWILL

Seminarian for Roman

Catholic Archdiocese of

Kingston