7 responses

  1. —-
    September 25, 2009

    Now that’s a REAL case of Christian persecution in the Western hemisphere. And to think that American fundies complain that they’re not being allowed to cram their religion down everyone’s throats.

  2. Andrew
    September 25, 2009

    I don’t really have words for this. It’s disgusting.

  3. KZ
    September 26, 2009

    How can we stop this? I’d like to see international pressure on Jamaica, but the Jamaican government could just threaten to adopt stricter laws(stricter than ones in Uganda) against its gay community.

  4. Christopher Waldrop
    September 26, 2009

    While all these stories are horrifying, I’m especially concerned about the “video shot at a gay birthday party that became a black-market best seller”.

    This makes it sound like people in Jamaica are so eager to kill homosexuals in their midst that they’re willing to pay for information about who’s gay. I don’t doubt that this is the case, but that’s a horrifying thought. It means that Jamaicans aren’t content to simply find out someone’s homosexual before acting. They’re actively seeking homosexuals, and maybe even making an organized effort to do so.

  5. mikeksf
    September 26, 2009

    This is just more horrible information. I’ve been trying to find out Ziggy Marley’s position on gay murder in his culture, but to no avail. For all his Rasta tunes of god and love and we are one brotherhood he certainly seems quiet on gay hatred in his homeland. His music is a major export of Jamaica. I think he would be a good target for boycotting with a demand that he speak out and condemn the violence.

  6. —-
    September 26, 2009

    mikeksf:

    Whatever he thinks about all this: making it public would affect his sales from either side.

  7. Ivan
    September 27, 2009

    A British honorary consul was recently murdered in Jamaica.

    Jamaican piloce claimed the murder was not homophobic despite a note found next to the body calling him “batty man” and claiming “this is what will happen to ALL gays”.

    http://tinyurl.com/ya3xh2v

    And more generally:

    http://tinyurl.com/yc8t554

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