Shocked At Church’s Stance On Gay PSA (Gleaner Letter) …. but where is the unconditional love for the least amongst us???

Here is another letter yet again on the rejected Public Service Announcement PSA by Jamaica Forum for Lesbians Allsexuals and Gays JFLAG juxtaposing it to the love that God called for, wonderful letter indeed but let us look at how unconditional the Js have been to the homeless community, do they or their representatives have the moral authority or credibility to ask for any tolerance, acceptance or inclusiveness in anything what so ever, also what seems missing here is the fact that the letter writer may have missed a recent discussion on CVM TV’s Live @ 7 with host Elon Parkinson who  has given space to discuss LGBT issues before.

Some advise was given by two media heavyweights on the ad and how it ought to be handled.

First read the letter as captioned above:

Jamaica Gleaner Company


The mere fact that God made every man in his own image, and Jesus Christ the son of God is the epitome of unconditional love, I am appalled that the Church took an objectionable stance against unconditional love being given to gay and lesbian siblings or children by family members in Jamaica.

I have come to the conclusion that the churches in Jamaica are primarily responsible for the promotion of hatred and intolerance towards homosexuals.

One’s sexuality helps to form one’s identity. The Bible teaches man “to love thy neighbour as he or she would love thyself”. Clearly, the majority of Jamaican church leaders preach oppression, indirect violence and hatred towards our gay and lesbian children. Hence, these ungodly utterances and gestures are unbecoming of the fundamental principles the Church was built on.

Furthermore, the absence of real love shown by church leaders to homosexuals is preposterous! How can a man of God and a follower of Jesus Christ forbid family members from showing their children and loved ones unconditional love because he or she is a homosexual? This is nonsensical and unlike Christ.

Hatred must stop

Therefore, the preaching of homophobic hatred and alienation by Jamaican churches must stop immediately. The beating and killing of our children based on their sexuality is inhumane and cruel. Some church leaders claim that that they do not support the killing and beating of gays and lesbians, but at the same time, they have turned a blind eye and deaf ear towards the suffering and eradication of their homosexual family members and friends.

Thus, out of many one people, we should unconditionally love and support our Jamaican brothers and sisters.

I am, etc.,


My two cents continued:
It was suggested during the CVM program that the ad seems rushed and that they should have considered running the first ad a criticism I have also echoed before the airing of the program during the furor over it. The hypocrisy that now attends the groups make them tainted and ineffective in asking for any form of tolerance.

Please see:
Settle the Score on CVM TV’s Live @ 7 (26.08.11)…the JFLAG ad campaign

The recent stand in western Jamaica over the weekend is a glaring testament to that fact:

Maurice Tomlinson (right), legal adviser, Marginalised AIDS-Free World Group, Jamaica AIDS Support for Life, and Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-Sexuals and Gays representatives staging a peaceful stand in front of the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay during the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network, Caribbean Cytometry & Analytical Society (CCAS), Centers for Disease Control Third Joint Meeting and Eighth CCAS HIV/AIDS Workshop last Wednesday morning. -  Photo by Janet Silvera

notice the homelessness referenced in the sign in the photo but these are the same groups that have banned a set of homeless MSMs under the guise of bad behaviour whilst hiring a canine team to stop the men from coming to the property thus depriving them of access to the very treatment and care services the first ad/video speaks to:

see:  Hypocrisy, Continued damage control via stands or a genuine call for inclusiveness in western Jamaica?

here is my latest audio commentary on that as well

Peace and tolerance


Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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