Submitted by HAMILTON HILL
With the state this country finds itself mired in God knows that some sense of levity is necessary, if only for one to maintain a semblance of sanity in these the most oppressive of times. Dennis J and Fireworks to some extent were able to do just that. Then came the monologue from one Peter Wickham on Thursday’s edition of “Brass Tacks. With three times the passion exhibited in defence of a poll that said exactly what all right minded Barbadians say publicly, Peter Wickham called to task the powers that be at Starcom Network. With the gumption of a man firmly grounded on the courage of conviction he brought to the table a subject that for one reason or another has worn the status of “Taboo” if only because hypocrisy, like the broken trident is symbolic of things Bajan.
It was on the aforementioned Brass Tacks that a caller told us that the food fed to the unborn infant created a homosexual. As if to bolster such vapidity the announcer played a nursery rhyme composed by the ANNOUNCER [Calypsonian] which sought to tell us that one could not be brought onto this earth as a person attracted to another of the same sex. Truth be told “BOTSY THEOLOGY” then as it is now, is nothing more than gift wrapped toilet tissue. The wrap and the gift both go in the same direction. Lets look at the blatant hypocrisy that has attached itself to this vapid train of thought.
The very supreme being responsible for man’s existence, worthy of our given worship would very well be responsible for any and all hermaphroditic births, as well as those who through no control of theirs feel a proclivity towards a similar gender. Why then should they be regarded as society’s outcasts? As to the argument they try to make that same sex marriage does nothing more than cheapen and water down the institution of the traditional marriage, answer me this. If you are so bent on the protection of the institution why not protect and seek the preservation of its every tenet? When last (or should I say ever) have you sought to prosecute for adultery? Where do you stand on spousal abuse? Then again I ask myself why do I ask these questions of a people that rose from their slumber long before time just to watch the beatification of man that did nothing to protect little helpless boys from a bunch of paedophiles dressed in collars and cassocks? What chance did these boys have? Did they have a choice?
As you mount your challenge to me be prepared to tell me how many priests were defrocked? How many little boys were deflowered? Still want to dictate to consenting adults? Question is exactly who died and left you in charge? To you I say Let Go—Let God.