LGBT community shouldn't bully others

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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Dear Editor,

It is clear to me that those posing as human rights activists are indeed the real bullies.

Professor Bain has made significant contributions to the HIV/AIDS community and his selfless work has improved the lives of many persons living with the disease. Therefore, it is severely disturbing to learn that he was fired for simply voicing his opinion.

It would seem to me that the LGBT community wants to silence anyone who has a differing opinion on their lifestyle.

Professor Bain, through his years of experience, testified that HIV/AIDS is higher among men having sex with other men. The LGBT community reserves the right to disagree, but to call for Professor Bain to be dismissed from his post simply because he gave his professional opinion on an issue plaguing our world — and before you get ahead of yourselves, the issue I'm referring to is HIV/AIDS — is not only vindictive, but also extreme.

This had led me to wonder: If Professor Bain, who is a reputable member of our society, can lose his job because his comments offend the gay community, what of the rest of us?

Clearly the LGBT community has some very powerful people, and as a result anyone who speaks against their lifestyle is immediately labelled as homophobic.

They seem to have forgotten that freedom of speech is a constitutional right extended to all Jamaicans and not just the LGBT community, and no amount of bullying will ever change that.

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. — Voltaire

Jollene Johnson




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