#RightsAndReligion

Yesterday I attended the Public Lecture at the Faculty of Law, UWI Mona by Robert Wintemute of King’s College, London. The question he sought to answer was: Lesbian and gay human rights in the Caribbean: Would decriminalisation restrict religious freedom? While I found the title of the lecture to be problematic I welcomed the fact … Continue reading #RightsAndReligion

In search of a new opium of society: Human rights

Karl Marx in his deliberations on Hegel’s Philosophy of Right opines: "Die Religion ... ist das Opium des Volkes", that is, “religion is the opium of the people”; one hundred and sixty-nine years later Marx’s position remains the “spiritual aroma” of the society. In many nations across the globe such as Afghanistan, Jamaica and the … Continue reading In search of a new opium of society: Human rights

Duffle Bag of Questions

When persons incite violence against us and discriminate against us as LGBT people, do they ever pause for a moment and consider that we are homo sapiens sapiens? Who or what is responsible for indoctrinating Jamaicans to believe that all non-heterosexual people should be “stoned in Half-Way-Tree”? Who or what socialized us to believe that … Continue reading Duffle Bag of Questions

My Grouse with the New Testament Church of God [NTCOG] in Jamaica

I am an ignostic, but for the thousands of LGBT persons in Jamaica, I wonder whether there is a place for them in the Christian community. Writing from personal experience in the New Testament Church of God (NTCOG) and from my knowledge of the preached doctrines of that denomination I will try to “pontificate” that … Continue reading My Grouse with the New Testament Church of God [NTCOG] in Jamaica