Gay bashing thrives in Jamaica, homosexuality seen as sin

There are 20 comments on the Jul 19, 2009, Newsday story titled Gay bashing thrives in Jamaica, homosexuality seen as sin. In it, Newsday reports that:

Even now, about three years after a near-fatal gay bashing, Sherman gets jittery at dusk.

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God hates gays

Dunstable, UK

#58 Aug 12, 2009
Ponderous wrote:
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It is up to God to judge man for his sins, not us.
As GOD not already Judged men who lie with men a sin?....read your bible before you make this comment, Romans 1:26-27
Feces For Jesus

Forest Hills, NY

#59 Aug 12, 2009
God hates gays wrote:
<quoted text>As GOD not already Judged men who lie with men a sin?....read your bible before you make this comment, Romans 1:26-27
The bible is just scratchy toilet paper.
Rose

Denver, CO

#60 Aug 12, 2009
Homophobia is caused by sexual frustration and insecurity.

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#61 Aug 12, 2009
No that is what causes homosexuality
Rose wrote:
Homophobia is caused by sexual frustration and insecurity.
Ponderous

Bronx, NY

#62 Aug 12, 2009
God hates gays wrote:
<quoted text>As GOD not already Judged men who lie with men a sin?....read your bible before you make this comment, Romans 1:26-27
The Bible was written by man. I'll ask the big guy myself on my judgment day.
funny thing is

United States

#63 Aug 12, 2009
God hates gays wrote:
<quoted text>As GOD not already Judged men who lie with men a sin?....read your bible before you make this comment, Romans 1:26-27
No, you hate gays...cause your afraid one will turn you out in the restroom....

And please spare me all the 'I'm tough, better not try that with me, I'll kck your btt' stuff...

Your mind is as frail as glass...hate comes from fear...and you fear that which you feel can bring harm to you...
If you were truly in control...you would not fear nor hate gays...
And quite substituting god for you...
If you don't like gays, cause you fear loosing your manhood to one...just say so...don't bring god into it...that's so transparent...
jon

Wayne, NJ

#64 Aug 12, 2009
davey dukey wrote:
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son tell all your friends and then maybe normal people can visit jamaica
yea mon
Don

San Diego, CA

#65 Aug 13, 2009
fatboy2 wrote:
No that is what causes homosexuality
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its both!
NoDoubtAboutIt

Swansea, UK

#66 Aug 14, 2009
Troth for Leogere wrote:
<quoted text>MUCH more civilized folks there and.... non of the homophobic jamaicamans there.
Well, try the Antartica. Nobody really lives there so gays could have a perfect and peaceful life there. It stands to reason. I just don't know why nobody ever thought about it before !
NoDoubtAboutIt

Swansea, UK

#67 Aug 14, 2009
funny thing is wrote:
<quoted text>just say so...don't bring god into it...that's so transparent...
So what, you said ? Transparent ? How would you prefer it to be ? Translucent ? Florescent ? Opaque ?
NoDoubtAboutIt

Swansea, UK

#68 Aug 14, 2009
Rose wrote:
Homophobia is caused by sexual frustration and insecurity.
Personal experience, then ?!
Chad

West Hollywood, CA

#69 Aug 14, 2009
Why would any gay or white person visit the cesspool of Jamaica ,violent immoral people who behave like animals and have no desire to change. Educated normal people have no problems with people born gay,but these uneducated animals are really pathetic. Boycott Jamaica,does any sane person really go to that sewer? These people kill and harass gay people and its supported by gov. police and churches there,just so you get an idea of how barbaric these thugs are.
Chelmsford Kid

Boston, MA

#70 Aug 14, 2009
Chad wrote:
Why would any gay or white person visit the cesspool of Jamaica ,violent immoral people who behave like animals and have no desire to change. Educated normal people have no problems with people born gay,but these uneducated animals are really pathetic. Boycott Jamaica,does any sane person really go to that sewer? These people kill and harass gay people and its supported by gov. police and churches there,just so you get an idea of how barbaric these thugs are.
It's actually a disgusting place to visit. I wouldn't send my worst enemy there.......not even Crazy David from Pekin, Illinois....LOL
upset upstate new yorker

Jamestown, NY

#71 Aug 14, 2009
Resist Ignorance wrote:
I won't need to be reminded to never visit Jamaica. My (gay) teenage son and I used to visit the two Jamaican restaurants in town frequently. We loved the food. I was even upset when Publix quit carrying those Jamaican meat pies that we loved. Then I read a previous Topix thread, "To be gay in Jamaica is to be dead" and started doing a little research on homophobia there. Yes, most of the time homophobic beatings and killings are condoned or even conducted by the police there.
Well, it may be a beautiful place but, I have no intention of ever going there or of ever eating in a Jamaican restaurant again!
In the U.S., our heroes are people like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In Jamaica it's the dope smoking Rastafarian, Bob Marley! Go figure.
if you are gay then stay out!! jamaica doesnt want gays!!! no gay rights there!!

Since: Jan 08

Bangkok, Thailand

#72 Aug 14, 2009
upset upstate new yorker wrote:
<quoted text>if you are gay then stay out!! jamaica doesnt want gays!!! no gay rights there!!
I think a quiet campaign to get travel agents to refuse to book trips to Jamaica would be worth the effort. It's not just gays who are the target there; it's anyone not black, straight, or Jamaican.
No DoubtAboutIt

Swansea, UK

#73 Aug 16, 2009
Interesting topic. I really had no idea Jamaica was that homophobic.
ROTTEN WTT BCKS

Shenandoah, PA

#74 Aug 16, 2009
No DoubtAboutIt wrote:
Interesting topic. I really had no idea Jamaica was that homophobic.
that's because the liberal media deliberatly CENSORS such stuff.

blacks and latinos are god's chosen people who can do no wrong; they love everyone, don't commit any crimes, and are hard workers who also recycle paper and plastic, inbetween helping little old ladies to cross the street.

(check out the 70s classic, "the harder they come," for free on google, about lousy jamaica)
No DoubtAboutIt

Swansea, UK

#75 Aug 16, 2009
OhWellSchitHappens wrote:
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Any white person who visits Jamaica is crazy, Dan-O. They think we walk around with pockets full of cash.
Yes, pockets full of cash and watches, jewelery, gold teeth, Levi jeans, design under garments, you name it... Those guys try to get their hands on anything foreign !
No DoubtAboutIt

Swansea, UK

#76 Aug 16, 2009
ROTTEN WTT BCKS wrote:
<quoted text>that's because the liberal media deliberatly CENSORS such stuff.
blacks and latinos are god's chosen people who can do no wrong; they love everyone, don't commit any crimes, and are hard workers who also recycle paper and plastic, in between helping little old ladies to cross the street.
(check out the 70s classic, "the harder they come," for free on google, about lousy jamaica)
That may be but don't tell me you don't find slim, petite black Jamaican women sexy and exotic?!!! I do...
Sylvester

Mississauga, Canada

#77 Sep 3, 2009
Thease gays are so sick that they cant even see that if they have sex untill the cow come home they cannot produce on offspring so they would kill the Race.The killing should not be blame on Jamaican they do not make Gun in Jamaica . back to gay if a bull dog jump another bull dog in jamaica when i was living in jamaica that dog would bit the other dog.We humam are going too low.You for got the Rule what so ever you do you are going to be pay.

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