Why Should We Forgive Boujou Banton?

Why Should We Forgive Boujou Banton?

There are 20 comments on the Edge San Francisco story from Apr 11, 2009, titled Why Should We Forgive Boujou Banton?. In it, Edge San Francisco reports that:

Jamaican musician Buju Banton is notorious, especially in the Gay community. And his notoriety is costing him venues.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Edge San Francisco.

CherCher

Pelham, NY

#1 Nov 4, 2009
Normally I wouldn't buy his album, but if you are going to boycut him for his beliefs, then I have no choice than to go out and buy his album.
CherCher

Pelham, NY

#2 Nov 4, 2009
Trust me, there is an earthquake coming to destroy all of San Francico with fire and brimstone just like it destroyed Sadom and Ghomarrow

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#3 Nov 4, 2009
CherCher wrote:
Sadom and Ghomarrow
Hon, if you're going to invoke Bible stories, it's usually more effective when you know how to freaking spell what you're trying to beat people over the head with.
reggae fan

Oakland, CA

#4 Nov 6, 2009
so, is this about ending homophobia or imposing a gay agenda on jamaican artists?

i read the article and the author seems so distraught over jamaican culture, he neglects to answer his own question and doesnt even outline a scenario under which Banton could be forgiven.
JustaThought

Hackettstown, NJ

#7 Nov 6, 2009
Buju does not need any forgiveness from gay people ... no one does! The article was written with sympathy towards gays and some of the translations are incorrect. The translator was not Jamaican but probably from one of the other islands. Buju did not request the meeting he was invited by the Mayor of SF but the way the article was written you would assume he did. Doesn't the US own the Virgin Islands whats the facination with JA.
I'm ordering Maine Lobster's for dinner!!
JustaThought

Hackettstown, NJ

#8 Nov 6, 2009
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text> Hon, if you're going to invoke Bible stories, it's usually more effective when you know how to freaking spell what you're trying to beat people over the head with.
We don't need to know how to spell but how to vote!! I voted in Mane ... understand now!!!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#9 Nov 6, 2009
JustaThought wrote:
We don't need to know how to spell but how to vote!! I voted in Mane ... understand now!!!
Yeah, I understand, you're an idiot and yet you voted anyways. It's one of the drawbacks to democracy that can never be worked out, but we've learned to live with. We just hope that the moron vote is never enough to swing an election, Tuesday was just an unfortunate example of when it was...

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Schaumburg, IL

#11 Nov 7, 2009
CherCher wrote:
Trust me, there is an earthquake coming to destroy all of San Francico with fire and brimstone just like it destroyed Sadom and Ghomarrow
Hey Jethro, you forgot the date. On the other hand, I do like your spelling.

Praiz!

AKJ

“akj”

Since: May 08

I love my lil son..:)

#13 Nov 8, 2009
I have several Jamaican friends, and I've been told being gay is a big deal in Jamaica..Which can result in death if exposed.....Forgive him for what??? He hasn't done anything but except ppl. for who they are?? Respect is what I'm gathering.
Short Left Index Finger

Hamilton, Canada

#16 Nov 10, 2009
Jamaicans do nothing for the economy.We already have unskilled labourers in Canada,we don't need a lower-class uneducated jig,to get rich off of us.I wish that the draft was reinstated so that all of these at home warmongers would have to go away,and the crime rate would go with it.
SamK

Kahuku, HI

#17 Nov 10, 2009
Buju Banton and the other anti LGBT performers call for violent and hateful vigilante action against LGBT people.

After one equal-rights-for LGBT people in Jamaica activist was hacked to death, people gathered outside the home where the mutilated body was and sang the chorus of "Boom Bye Bye" in celebration.

Official statistics are hard to come by, but evidence gathered by Amnesty International shows that at least 35 gay men have been murdered in the Caribbean country since 1997. http://tinyurl.com/mbv9hl

Everyone who is concerned about basic human rights should be protesting these "murder music" performers when they tour in the U.S.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Schaumburg, IL

#18 Nov 10, 2009
He doesn't have a career of any scope in the developed West anymore. He hasn't apologized. His meeting with gay activists was not sincere. Any apology of his wouldn't be sincere.

So talk of forgiveness in these conditions is absurd.
Sona

Vienna, Austria

#19 Nov 14, 2009
They shouldnt get the possibility to make money outside of Jamaica, because they dont respect human
rights.Look at their sick of violence country.
They are obsessed by the so called "battymen".
Ignorance and aggression rules them!!!!!
Tom in Lazybrook

Memphis, TN

#21 Dec 12, 2009
RasTafari Love wrote:
Those who cannot forgive are guilty in their own concious.. Buju needs no forgiveness from dutty disease infecting faggot and lesbian. They want to push their nasty lifestyle in god people face,.
Alpha & Omega we seh! Yes they will burn up themself tru dem nasty livity... Boom Bye Bye in a Battybwoy head! with no apology! Dem nuh welcome roun here. Brimstone & Hellfire ago wash dem weh!
RasTafari Love and Light surround Jah people.
Homosexual would do good to read and learn the teachings and speeches of HIM Haile Selassie I.
all till now nuh gay can hail de most high.. dem need fi cool de flesh, repent. Mi nuh stop rebuke dem filthy heathen
BUJU BANTON JUST ARRESTED ON COCAINE DISTRIBUTION CHARGES IN FLORIDA BY DEA. Bye Bye Buju!
Tom in Lazybrook

Memphis, TN

#22 Dec 12, 2009
RasTafari Love wrote:
Those who cannot forgive are guilty in their own concious.. Buju needs no forgiveness from dutty disease infecting faggot and lesbian. They want to push their nasty lifestyle in god people face,.
Alpha & Omega we seh! Yes they will burn up themself tru dem nasty livity... Boom Bye Bye in a Battybwoy head! with no apology! Dem nuh welcome roun here. Brimstone & Hellfire ago wash dem weh!
RasTafari Love and Light surround Jah people.
Homosexual would do good to read and learn the teachings and speeches of HIM Haile Selassie I.
all till now nuh gay can hail de most high.. dem need fi cool de flesh, repent. Mi nuh stop rebuke dem filthy heathen
Why would anyone want to read the speeches of a tinpot dictator like Haile Salassie? While Miram was a disaster, most Ethiopians were glad to see Haile Salassie deposed.
dread

Rothienorman, UK

#24 Dec 14, 2009
Just a setup, when the truth comes out you all will see is jus a batty boy trying it
up2thetime

Poughkeepsie, NY

#26 Dec 15, 2009
be still all enemy of jah you all lost your soul wrong doctrine a man to women every time thats the start so shall it be in the end you gays lost your soul trying to impose your false turkey doctrine on mankind you are like asinking ship take a look at the animals none are gay only you gays you should be ashamed of your self your parents was not you would not be herefood educated fools be ready when jah role is called
jamaican queen

Henderson, NV

#27 Dec 15, 2009
You are an
ignorant moron!So you know all Jamaicans?I refuse to lower my standards to communicate with some one of your caliber.Many of us are professionals who work hard to provide for our families.Maybe if you were not an ignorant blue -collar individual I would suggest engaging in open dialogue.However it is clear that you are not intellectually inclined.Don't go around generalizing and disrespecting a group of people.Jackass!!
Short Left Index Finger wrote:
Jamaicans do nothing for the economy.We already have unskilled labourers in Canada,we don't need a lower-class uneducated jig,to get rich off of us.I wish that the draft was reinstated so that all of these at home warmongers would have to go away,and the crime rate would go with it.
InternetRider

Stanfordville, NY

#29 Dec 18, 2009
I've always wanted something bad to happen to Buju Banton. Hope Buju gets a long sentence and sent somewhere far and cold (like Minnesota or North Dakota) to serve it. After which he'd be deported and can never perform in America again. Serve him right; bash gay people too much.
Tom in Lazybrook

United States

#30 Dec 19, 2009
jamaican queen wrote:
You are an
ignorant moron!So you know all Jamaicans?I refuse to lower my standards to communicate with some one of your caliber.Many of us are professionals who work hard to provide for our families.Maybe if you were not an ignorant blue -collar individual I would suggest engaging in open dialogue.However it is clear that you are not intellectually inclined.Don't go around generalizing and disrespecting a group of people.Jackass!!
<quoted text>
Don't like people generalizing Jamaicans living on the island as genocidal thugs that kill Gay people for sport? Then tell your sorry little island to stop the genocide.

I didn't realize that Henderson NV was white collar?

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