“Take sleep and mark death “
… Jamaican proverb…
The Jamaican proverb means that one should not allow oneself to be surprised by future developments because it is possible to predict what will happen in the future by paying attention to what takes place in the present.
The descriptions above are terms some have used to describe the LGBT lobby in the USA, UK and Canada.
Lesbian atheist Professor Camille Paglia used the term ” utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist” when LGBT activists in the USA sought to remove Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson from the show when he stated that the Bible teaches that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Alan Craig , an Anglican leader in the UK described the LGBT political agenda as similar to that of the NAZI Gestapo, referring to the LGBT political lobby as the “Gaystapo”
The letter below shows what the Gaystapo would like to do in Jamaica.
Keep Church Out Of Legislation
Published: Tuesday | October 21, 2014 6 Comments
THE EDITOR, Sir: Despite not formally being part of the committee tasked with reviewing the Sexual Offences Act, the presence and force of the ‘Church’ can be felt.
The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) is a group of professed Christians who wish to remedy all of Jamaica’s problems by vilifying a group of persons, who by virtue of their decision to honour self, have been accused of waging war against a heaven-sent code.
JCHS’ opposition to any discourse that implies a level of fairness and non-discrimination for all persons of interest in that piece of legislation tends to be based solely on the meagre premise of Christian morality. That is especially so because their arguments, to which they are entitled, are asinine and archaic.
Christian morality, however widespread, has no place in a legal discussion on what are essentially human rights. The ‘fact’ that Christianity and homosexuality are irreconcilable [is subject to debate] has no relevance, and therefore, an actual member of the committee has no place acquiescing.
As such, what JCHS identifies as Judeo-Christian values is not only self-serving but also volatile. You cannot propose to enrich the social, spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health of the society by imprisoning persons for their private affairs. Love and hate can never be friends.
xxxx E N D S xxxx
Anti-Church Rant Smacks Of Fascist Arrogance
Published: Wednesday | October 22, 2014 2 Comments
THE EDITOR, Sir: I write in response to Yohan Lee’s letter titled ‘Keep Church out of legislation’ (Gleaner, October 21, 2014).
The author is clearly not informed about the workings of a plural democracy. Jamaica is neither a theocracy nor an atheistic state. Jamaican is a plural democracy whose laws are substantially constructed on the Judaeo-Christian world view. All laws must necessarily be constructed within some world view.
If the author, or anyone else, wishes policymakers to use another world view to make law in a plural democracy, the burden is on him to show that that world view will produce better outcomes for the common good.
Ideas must contend, and the way to defeat an idea is to present a better one. This Mr Lee does not.
Mr Lee clearly thinks there is no need for him to present such an analysis. Instead, he resorts to abuse. The tone of his letter indicates that he believes that based solely on who he is, his position is superior to that of the Church and must be adopted.
The writer’s request to have the views of the Church – a large body of citizens – removed from discussion on public policy, and his self-acknowledged superior intellectual approach imposed on public policy, smacks of arrogance and fascism. This fascist approach to public policy is no surprise and is typical of the LGBT agenda.
Jamaicans, beware, take sleep and mark death.
WAYNE WEST (Dr)
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