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Peter LaBarbera Wants to Throw You In Prison

Jim Burroway

December 10th, 2013

Of course, he can’t do that in his home state of Illinois or any of the other states and territories of the United States. But Jamaica still has its colonial-era buggery law which means you can be imprisoned for ten years. That seems to be to LaBarbera’s liking, because he went through the effort and expense to travel there for a conference put on by two anti-gay Jamaican outfits, the Jamaican Coalition for a Healthy Society and the Christian Lawyers’ Association in Kingston to urge them not to rescind their buggery law:

I do not stand with my government. I’m a patriotic American, but I do not stand with the current United States government in its promotion of homosexuality and gender confusion. But I do stand with the Jamaican people … I pray that you will learn from our mistakes and from lessons of history and avoid the inevitable moral corruption and health hazards and the danger to young people that come from capitulating to this sin movement that calls itself gay. It is almost now can be predicted with 100 percent accuracy, if the law is a teacher: If you take down this law, it will only lead to more demands. Appeasement does not work.

A lot of pro-gay web sites are being rather mealy-mouthed about what LaBarbera’s doing. They’re saying things like he went to Jamaica to “export homophobia” or “promote hate.” But he’s doing something much, much more specific: the “if-you-take-down-this-law” in question is the buggery law, the law that threatens gay and lesbian Jamaicans with lengthy prison terms, and which, by that very threat, gives homophobes and police open license to assault LGBT Jamaicans, to rape lesbians, to murder gay men and women in their homes, on the streets, in the stores, or wherever else they find them, and to call on others to do the same or to explain it away. And why not assault them? What can they do? Go to the police and risk arrest and imprisonment? The very same police which is, in some cases either assaulting or standing by while others assault them.

But in case that’s not enough to bring out the vigilantes, LaBarbera threw out some classic red meat to the crowd:

LaBarbera, a longtime activist opposing LGBT rights in America, said he was working on a book on the connection between “homosexual activism and pedophiles.” He said that after winning rights like marriage and protection for gay kids in schools, U.S. activists were now championing the rights of MAPS, or “minor-attracted persons.”

“Homosexuals are always on offense,” he said. “It’s another secret that American activists don’t like to tell is that NAMBLA, the North American Man-Boy Love Association, used to march in gay pride parades.”

LaBarbera is far from alone. On this trip he was joined by Andrea Minichiello Williams, founder of United Kingdom’s Christian Concern. She also wants to throw you in prison, and let there be no mistaking that:

Williams warned that removal of Britain’s sodomy law was the start of a process that has led to more and more permissive laws, including equalizing the age of consent laws for homosexual and heterosexual intercourse.

“Once you strip away all this stuff, what you get is no age consent … nobody ever enforces that law anymore,” she said. “We already have a strong man-boy movement that’s moving in Europe.”