Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Jamaican Columnist: The New Gay World Order

'The New Gay World Order'
Heart To heart
Betty Ann Blaine
Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Dear Reader,
The unrelenting assault by homosexual activists disguising as human rights proponents is something that requires careful thought and strategy.
Let us be clear about one thing. What we are seeing is calculated, deliberate and focused strategy to apply as much pressure as possible so that we will not only bend, but capitulate and bow before the altar of what I call, "The New Gay World Order".
It seems to me that there is no end to how far we can stretch the barriers of personal behaviour, and then arrogantly ask the rest of us not to judge or criticise.
The question is, where will human beings draw the line? I'm told that there are countries in Europe where public notices are posted enticing people to have sex with anybody or anything - man, woman or do. If we are not careful, we may be muzzled by laws which tell us that we cannot criticise people who engage in bestiality.
I realise that what we are seeing is the ever-expanding borders of human degradation, where absolutely anything goes, and where people with a sense of decency are being goaded into silence.
Even when I was a victim of the folly of youth, I realised that I had to be guided by what was right and appropriate, and that there were certain lines that I would never cross.
For example, I knew that I would not have affairs with my friends' boyfriends or husbands under any circumstance because I knew it was wrong. I knew that I would never entertain, let alone put myself in a position, to have a relationship with someone of the same sex, because I knew it was wrong.
The point of the matter is that if we are not guided by any parameters, then there is no end to what we are capable of doing. That is exactly why an adult woman could be charged, as we read in the newspapers last week, with having sex with an eight-year-old child.
Homosexuality is not an unpreventable disease, it is an option. It is learned behaviour, practised by more and more people who simply disregard the limits of personal conduct, as well as God-given principles and morals.
It is bad enough that people can choose to engage in perverted behaviour, but to then believe that they have the right to impose their views and lifestyles on the rest of us, and to present it to children as normal, is to me the most abominable aspect of this growing scourge.
The tragedy of Jamaica is that we are ripe for infiltration, and for the proliferation of homosexuality because of the grinding and pervasive poverty that exist. More and more of our young children are being lured into homosexual acts entirely for money and the ability to get things.
The combination of poor education and parenting, and the unrelenting exposure to the Western sex media, embellished by our own local porn networks, create fodder for young, vulnerable minds.
In almost every girls' high school in Jamaica, there are growing lesbian cliques. There are a few in Kingston that are notorious for this because of their aggressive style of seeking new recruits.
I believe that the time has come for school principals to come out from behind the curtain of secrecy and shame, and speak up about it, so that as a people, we can begin to examine and address the specific root causes.
I want to say to those overseas gay activists, that the "hate" label that you are trying to stick on us, doesn't phase us in the least, because Jamaica has never hated gay people. I grew up as a child here at home seeing and interacting with people who are gay with the same love that I had for everyone else. What Jamaicans deplore is the behaviour, not the person.
I have never met a gay person who is not a very nice human being, so I realise that I don't have to be tricked into defending myself. What we have to be wary of, however, is this rabid remnant of homosexual activists who use pressure, power and money, to intimidate us into accepting their particular lifestyle.
And don't be mistaken. There is a vindictive spirit that will seek to blacklist and marginalise anybody who opposes them in any way, even journalists and ministers of religion.
I refuse to be tricked into the argument of "judging", and who has the right to judge who or what. The source of our values is the Christian Bible, which, by the way, is read, and its teachings practised by many non-Christians in our society.
The Bible is clear. It says, "Be fruitful and multiply". It also says, "For even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient." (Romans 1:27)
The message we want to send to the Western world, is that you cannot manipulate God or his word.
The Bible was used very effectively as a tool of subjugation and control of us during slavery, and we watch now as it is being used to further the aims of particular interest groups. We want to say, most emphatically, to Western gay groups, that you have taken on the wrong group of people.
Jamaicans know who lifted us out of the ravages of slavery and colonialism - it's the name that every Jamaican calls when he or she is in trouble - the name Jesus Christ. It is the life and teachings of Jesus Christ that we use as a model for our personal behaviour.
The most wonderful thing about Jesus Christ is his perpetual and everlasting love for mankind. This is why we know that there can be no room in our hearts for the hatred of gays.
The gay world and the rest of us have got into trouble because we have become disconnected from God, our Creator, and we have lost sight of the purpose for which he created us. When we fully grasp the fact that we were made in God's image and likeness, to further the goals of his Kingdom here on earth, then there will be no room for idolatry, self-indulgence or personal excesses.
With love.