It is indeed a pity that a seasoned columnist like Mr Mark Wignall seems to have no understanding of the issues surrounding the buggery law.
Suggesting, as he did in your publication of Sunday, February 10, that repeal of the law is about "peeping into people's bedrooms" is to be either careless about an important social debate or unforgivably ignorant.
Mr Wignall fails to grasp the fundamental reordering of society, which will inevitably follow the removal of Jamaica's buggery law.
The process has already started in countries like the USA, Canada and the UK.
The present Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) lobby is an aggressive political force which is seeking more than same-sex marriage but rather a re-definition of marriage, sex and sexuality with restrictions on criticisms and support from the education sector.
The buggery law is the main instrument preventing this re-ordering of society.
It indicates that Jamaican lawmakers do not regard sexual orientation as a minority status and concomitantly do not regard all intimate behaviours as "normal and positive".
The following quotes by LGBT ideologues put the issue in context:
"A middle ground might be to fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits, and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society's moral codes, but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution."
— Michelangelo Signorile, "Bridal Wave," OUT magazine, December/January 1994, p. 161
"Being queer is more than setting up house, sleeping with a person of the same gender, and seeking state approval for doing so... Being queer means pushing the parameters of sex, sexuality, and family, and in the process, transforming the very fabric of society... We must keep our eyes on the goals of providing true alternatives to marriage and radically reordering society's view of reality."
— Paula Ettelbrick, renowned lesbian lawyer and Chair of International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission.)
If Mr Wignall is going to comment on important issues he should at least seek to inform himself on the matter.