|Anti-gay mobsters armed with bats|
According to CVM TV NEWSWATCH on August 22, 2013 “men said to be homosexuals had to be rescued by a strong attachment of police. The men were marooned in a house after earning the fury of residents. The sleepy community of green gully Manchester was angrily awakens on Thursdays after the actions of an alleged homosexual man. Residence became riled up when the man allegedly made statements which made them gravely concerned. The residence would have none of it. As the story spread like wild fire throughout the community, the residents annoyance spilled over, the five (5) men and a vehicle belonging to them were barricaded. The five (5) men were rescued and escorted out of the community by police.”
CVM TV NEWSWATCH (August 22, 2013)
One shall question the rationale behind the residents fear; and possibly conclude if their fears are plausible. In what way did the alleged homosexuals earn the mob’s fury? What were the alleged action and statements made by the accused homosexual man? These critical questions remain unanswered. Yet still, the actions taken by the mob were justified in their own regards.
The fear, ignorance and misconceptions of homosexuality are the primary causes of rampant anti-gay violence and pervasive intolerance towards gays living in Jamaica. The church sows and nourishes this seed of hatred within our society. Clearly, to impede the cycle of hate and misconception of homosexuals in Jamaica, education and sensitization outreaches are necessary and imperative. Hence the role of the church and family are critical in the fight for tolerance and equality.
Finally, ignorance breeds fear and violence. Relying on the police to save every gay and lesbian Jamaican trapped, surrounded and attacked by a lynch mob across Jamaica is inconceivable, unpredictable and risky. Imagine the outcome if no police officers were in reached to save homosexuals from the deadly force of Jamaica’s anti-gay lynch mobs? “Many more Dwayne Jones (Gully Queen),” is that our answer? Something needs to be done immediately to stem anti-gay attacks and vigilantism in Jamaica. The time is NOW!
|police patrols at the scene|
|mobsters followed police patrol while the gays were |
being escorted out of the community
- CVM TV NEWSWATCH http://www.cvmtv.com/videos_1.php?id=1747§ion=watch (starts at 13:36 mins)