Mottley’s Rush to Legalize Same Sex Union

A decision by the government to support same sex civil unions with legislation was shared by the government in the much anticipated Throne Speech last week. The government cloaked its support for the decision by promoting Barbados as being “in the vanguard of pioneering social justice, the protection of civil rights and the battle to ensure dignity to the poor, marginalized, vulnerable and dispossessedis prepared to recognize a form of civil unions for couples of the same gender so as to ensure that no human being in Barbados will be discriminated against, in exercise of civil rights that ought to be theirs.”

The government stopped short of also recognizing gay marriage to avoid a battle with the Church and a society happy to be labelled Christian.

It is hardly a secret the blogmaster abhors the homosexual lifestyle. However acceptance across the globe, especially in so called developed countries continues to rise. Using simple natural law theory a man was born with a penis, a woman with a vagina. This makes it self evident what the creator intended. Some will call-out the blogmaster as being overly simplistic and this is fine.

The blogmaster has never gotten tired of David vs Goliath anecdotes. It is the mindset which gave birth to Barbados Underground blog in April of 2007.

If you don’t believe in something, you’ll fall for anything. I believe everything happens for a reason. If you are strong from within, you can will anything. I’m a firm believer that where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Eric Davis

It seems Barbados is about to release the homosexual genie from the proverbial lamp at a time when many countries are still debating the issue. The question that must be asked is why the rush? Is Barbados being forced to prioritise what is rightfully referred to as a wedge issue as a requirement to competitively sell the Barbados Welcome Stamp initiative? Is this a case of Prime Minister Mia Mottley because of an overwhelming mandate from the electorate in 2018 and a predilection for the fairer sex feels now is the time to force the change at this time?

The blogmaster understands we have to treat all citizens equally BUT there is something wrong with same sex relationships.

Barbados is an island built on traditional values, it seems we are about to graft homegrown values with those imported from overseas. How will the propagation work out for us? Only time will tell.

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  • “It is hardly a secret the blogmaster abhors the homosexual lifestyle.”

    What is the homosexual lifestyle? I am baffled!

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  • It’s not up to straight persons to decide this issue. We currently discriminate. That must end. Let’s treat humans as humans even if one doesn’t like their lifestyle.

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  • Change is great. But not when it goes against GOD”s word

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  • Rev Cameron stuuupse.

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  • Here is the scriptural explanation of the secular position as given in Timothy 4:1
    Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
    …..and in 2 Timothy 4:3-4
    For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

    Now let the moronic mouthings begin……should be fun

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  • We continue to be amazed at the pace at which colonial outposts like Barbados could so quickly embrace the every demand of empire.

    Whether it is the moralizing of marijuana, acceptance of the notion of wider categories of family formations or the general acceptance of the consolidation of resources into fewer and fewer hands.

    Barbados is emerging as the global centre, again, where all kinds of issues are elevated above those which our world has never found any solutions to, as if to distract from these more fundamental problems.

    We will never so agree, regardless to the contrived arguments made, and by whom.

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  • Where is it written that a man and a woman is the Unit that God Intended for the Sanctity of Mankind… In What Commandment?

    In the Very First Chapter of the Bible…Genesis 1

    26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

    28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

    Adam and Eve Were Married in the Garden of Eden

    And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

    23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

    24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

    25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

    God did not place Two Adams or Two Eves in the Garden, Two of the same kind cannot Procreate… Procreation is Pivotal to the Existence of the Human Race… Homosexuality is an Abomination; it stops the Natural Process of the Evolution of Mankind. Why would he have Destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah if it were an Acceptable Practice?

    Christ is our Saviour NOT our Condemner and will be the Ultimate Judge…But we have to make proper Judgements without Condemnation as to what is Right from Wrong and Not Go Along to Get Along! It is Better to walk alone than with those going in the Wrong Direction!!

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  • Wow..
    I would urge the blogmaster to remove the blog.
    When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
    It is a rule that I broke several times, but this is a case where it should be applied.

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  • Change is great. But not when it goes against GOD”s word
    ###########
    Who decides what god’s word is? King James and his editorial board who left out many books from the original orthodox church bible as used in Ethioipian christianity, and whose version of the bible has been passed down to the descendants of the enslaved Africans in the Caribbean via the said slavemasters? Or is god’s word to be found in the orginal ancient texts of KMT, also known as Ancient Egypt, of which the books of christianity are merely a copy and paste job? By the way, christianity existed in Ethiopia long before it reached Europe. I’m not sure why people have an issue with people being gay. If you don’t agree with it, don’t do it but don’t try to impose your opinions on others. In my opinion, it’s that simple. .

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  • This is a democracy not a theocracy. I do not know what is so hard to understand about that.

    All citizens must be allowed to chose their own path as long as their activities have no direct effect on the rights of others.

    Exactly which of your rights are the homosexuals affecting?

    Creepy old men need to stop obsessing about the sexuality of others and focus on their own failings. I’m sure creepy old men have plenty to fix about themselves.

    Your God will hold you responsible for your acts not theirs.

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  • RE Who decides what god’s word is?

    IT SEEMS THAT YOU NEED A LESSON ON THE SUBJECT OF CANONICITY

    the moronic mouthings HAVE begUN……should be fun

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  • Tee White,

    Their God does not force himself on people but they want to do it for him.

    Steupse! Totally illogical bunch.

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  • There is no reason why a modern democratic society should deny any of its citizens the basic right of having consensual adult relationships.
    I support same sex marriages and the adoption of children by our gay citizens. The government must not give into religious fanatics or those who are bringing unproven theories into what is a basic human right.
    I hope the government moves swiftly to legalize same sex marriages and let the chips fall where they may.
    I am therefore in full support of the measure regarding civil unions and look forward to same sex marriages being legalize with haste.

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  • @BU David “It is hardly a secret the blogmaster abhors the homosexual lifestyle.”

    But BU David. I’ve always assumed that you were gay

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  • WE HAVE HAD THE OPINION OF THE FAILED POLITICIAN
    NOW WE HAVE THE OPINION OF THE PSYCO-ANALYST WHO POSITS But BU David. I’ve always assumed that you were gay
    WHO IS NEXT?

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  • I enjoy BU.
    I think that the rocking and mocking fellow also enjoy BU.
    But it appears that cuhdear is having the most fun.

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  • THE OPINION OF THE FAILED POLITICIAN IS THAT IT is a basic human right. TO BULL OR WICK

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  • “MOTTLEY’S RUSH TO LEGALIZE SAME SEX UNION”

    Rush? How long the discriminatory laws against same sex couples and gay people existed in Barbados?

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  • DonnaSeptember 21, 2020 6:39 PM

    This is a democracy not a theocracy.

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    Theodemocracy is a theocratic political system propounded by Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. According to Smith, a theodemocracy is a fusion of traditional republican democratic principles—under the United States Constitution—along with theocratic rule.

    Aren’t the democracies of the west all guided by theology?

    When Parliament opens or the Supreme court returns from holidays the God’s guidance is always sought in prayer.

    The Parliament of Barbados actually has a dedicated chaplain.

    In the US the president is sworn in with his hand on the Bible, guidance is sought from God.

    In the UK the Queen is head of church and state, not state and church.

    It would seem hypocritical for Parliament to pray for God’s guidance and at the same time break His laws or for the president to put his hand on the bible and ignore its contents.

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  • Pachamama September 21, 2020 6:05 PM

    We continue to be amazed at the pace at which colonial outposts like Barbados could so quickly embrace the every demand of empire.

    But Pacha. It is true is it not that it was the British empire that demanded that certain homosexual acts be criminalized in Barbados and wherever else the agents of the British Empire went?

    Criminalizing certain homosexual acts was never we t’ing. It was the british who did it. We are therefore simply undoing an act of that long dead empire.

    Can anybody explain to me why female acts of homosexuality have NEVER been criminalized in Barbados.

    Surely if certain male homosexual acts are wrong/immoral, un-Christian, un-Biblical, sacreligious etc. female homosexual should also have been made illegal, but they never were.

    Can somebody explain that please.

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  • Legally, females have no persons.

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  • It is a human right for all adult consenting human beings to give and to receive sexual pleasure in the privacy of their homes.

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  • @GP September 21, 2020 6:56 PM “WHO IS NEXT?”

    You are next.

    To tell the truth, I’ve long wondered the same about you as I wondered about David.

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  • Cuhdear Bajan
    HOW IS IT THAT YOU DONT KNOW THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION BUT WOULD DIAGNOSE THE BLOGMASTER AS A BULLER OR A BULLEE
    WE THOUGHT THAT YOU KNOW EVERY THING ABOUT EVERYTHING
    NOW GIVE US ONE OF YOUR ANECDOTES

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  • @John September 21, 2020 7:12 PM “Legally, females have no persons.”

    GP. John says that legally females have no persons, implying I believe that females cannot engage in homosexual acts.

    Can you please correct John.

    Thanks.

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  • RE It is a human right for all adult consenting human beings to give and to receive sexual pleasure in the privacy of their homes.

    SAYS WHO? WHEN? WHERE?

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  • I am wondering if the boys of BU would be happy if two or more men sexually pleasured each other, kissed, caressed, mutually masturbated etc. as long as none of them inserted their penis into the anal canal of the other?

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  • It’s the anal stuff, Cuhdear Bajan. It is something I myself do not like the image of but it really isn’t my business.

    And yes it is a human right for human beings to “bull and wick” if that’s what they want to do with their own bodies.

    It takes nothing from you.

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  • RE It is a human right for all adult consenting human beings to give and to receive sexual pleasure in the privacy of their homes.
    IS THIS BECAUSE YOUR SIBLINGS AND KITH AND KIN HAVE HOMOSEXUAL PROCLIVITIES?
    HOW COME THAT YOU HAVE NOT YET GIVEN US ONE OF YOUR SIBLING ANECDOTES ON THIS MATTER?

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  • A good piece of advice.

    Never ever think about other people’s sexual activity, while you are enjoying your own.

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  • John says that legally females have no persons
    HE IS CORRECT ACCORDING TO OUR LAW
    ONE REMEMBERS A CASE ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO IN THE BELLEPLAINE COURT THAT ESTABLISHED THIS IN THE CASE OF A TOURIST WHO WAS CHARGED WITH “EXPOSING HER PERSON”

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  • @GP September 21, 2020 7:35 PM “IS THIS BECAUSE YOUR SIBLINGS AND KITH AND KIN HAVE HOMOSEXUAL PROCLIVITIES?”

    No.

    One bisexual late kin that I know of. But no homosexuals. No homosexual siblings either.

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  • There was a time when homosexuals were not allowed to adopt children
    My oh my how things have change
    Maybe just maybe one day some one with enough muscle power and political sway would push the issue of pedophiles having a God given right to adopt children.
    In this world up is down and down is up
    Never say never

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  • John the Racist,

    I repeat – this is not a theocracy regardless of where it all started and the links between Church and State. We have evolved and are still evolving.

    Freedom of religion means just that.

    This is a case of freedom to not have somebody else’s religious beliefs imposed on another person.

    Simple. You cannot use the Bible to justify treating a citizen differently if one speaks of freedom of religion.

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  • I thought it was that our persons were naturally hidden.

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  • @GP September 21, 2020 7:40 PM “John says that legally females have no persons. HE IS CORRECT ACCORDING TO OUR LAW”

    Well that law needs to be changed forthwith. The government should change it at the same time that they are changing the civil unions thingy.

    If it isn’t changed imagine if hundreds of females including all of the mothers, wives, and daughters of the boys of BU exposed their non-persons on Broad Street one fine Friday morning?

    To use Hal’s term. A mob, a mob I tell you would gather.to see all of those the non-persons.

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  • People are now demanding the legalization of bestiality – intercourse with dogs et al, as right.

    Is this not the next logical step? And would Mia Mottley legalize this as well, under the same rubric.

    As keto-vegans for decades we do not support any mistreatment of animals, not even for food.

    In the same way we would never consume transgenic organisms nor support transgenderism under any guise.

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  • In legal term as law describes in marriage between man and woman
    Who decides which is the male and female in homosexual marriage
    Churches are bound by the laws of God according to the bible
    The churches were also warned to be in the world but not of the world
    Meaning that not every rule or law defined by man that supersedes the laws of God the church must not adhere to
    Govt cannot force a Church to abide by a man made law against the principles of laws written in the bible
    If they so do they will be abandon by God and left to a reprobate mind

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  • But enough! I have better things to do than worry about this. Happy that discrimination is being addressed. Wuhnuh could holler all wuhnuh like.

    See if wuhnuh could get wuhnuh fadder to bun down de place.

    Let us pray!

    Murdah!

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  • Cuhdear BajanSeptember 21, 2020 7:47 PM

    @GP September 21, 2020 7:40 PM “John says that legally females have no persons. HE IS CORRECT ACCORDING TO OUR LAW”

    Well that law needs to be changed forthwith. The government should change it at the same time that they are changing the civil unions thingy.

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    Referendum?

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  • @Mariposa September 21, 2020 7:41 PM “There was a time when homosexuals were not allowed to adopt children.”

    Not allowed by whom?

    More than 50 years ago a homosexual lady in my village adopted a little boy when his mummy died. She raised him to be a fine to be a fine gentleman. A school teacher, married with children. If I am not wrong he may have taught at least one of GP’s children at school.

    As a parent how do you know whether your son or daughter is being taught by someone raised by a homosexual foster parent?

    Is that a question any of us have ever asked?

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  • Wow! The two Bajan ladies from the land of Lesbos are doing the ‘dog’ this evening; and rightfully so.

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  • Not all women will want the change, for what ever reason!!

    Freedom of religion!!

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  • @Pachamama September 21, 2020 7:50 PM “People are now demanding the legalization of bestiality – intercourse with dogs et al, as right. Is this not the next logical step?”

    Nope. The animal, just like a child cannot consent.

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  • Can’t wait for a referendum John.

    I am organizing 1,000 ladies to expose their non-persons on Broad Street, Friday coming, so government has to act fast.

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  • RE To tell the truth, I’ve long wondered the same about you as I wondered about David.

    SORRY TO DISSAPOINT YOU
    GP IS NOT INTO THIS BACK OF THE ARM STUFF——VERY ORTHODOX
    GP IS NEITHER A BULLER OR A BULLEE

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  • Now I have some actually real-real work to do. Let me get to that and not be distracted by the boys of BU.

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  • No. It is not the next logical step. Animals are not consenting adult humans. We do not think they are capable of making such decisions. They would have to be trained by humans.

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  • @ John September 21, 2020 7:55 PM

    How about a referendum to ‘make’ menstruating women go into quarantine for 7 days as required by the rules of Yahweh the desert god of Dr. GP and you?

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  • Cuhdear Bajan,

    You type faster than I do on my phone.

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  • Cuhdear BajanSeptember 21, 2020 7:55 PM

    More than 50 years ago a homosexual lady in my village adopted a little boy when his mummy died.

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    Wasn’t anyone in your village familiar with the term lesbian back then or was this term only recently invented?

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  • Same old tired losing arguments!

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  • MillerSeptember 21, 2020 8:18 PM

    @ John September 21, 2020 7:55 PM

    How about a referendum to ‘make’ menstruating women go into quarantine for 7 days as required by the rules of Yahweh the desert god of Dr. GP and you

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    So how would the two ladies respond to this?

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  • Well, check the internet. Laws have already been passed in many places and there are political currents supportive of it in many others – beastiality.

    Furthermore, they are deploying the same playbook of those pushing the gay agenda.

    In places like the USA some people love their dogs more than others, people or Black people. There are therefore endless possibilities for emotional confusion. Consent cannot be an absolute deterrent!

    Noted, how the trite notion of consent has been erected by two as a rock to hide under. We say trite!

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  • Cuhdear BajanSeptember 21, 2020 7:58 PM

    The animal, just like a child cannot consent.

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    You say you grew up among animals.

    How many did you come across that could file a complaint or give evidence in a court of law?

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  • An wuh rock you hiding under? Stop trying to control people! I don’t understand what makes you think you have the right!

    Do what you want with your ass and let others do what they want with theirs!

    Steupse!

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  • In comes the two usual straw men Pedophilia
    Bestiality

    Whilst we are mixing the nasty brew let us throw in serial killers and mass murderers..

    It always amazes. Ne that a people who were discriminated against for ages would be so willing to discriminate against other and

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  • In comes the two usual straw men
    Pedophilia and
    Bestiality

    Whilst we are mixing the nasty brew let us throw in serial killers and mass murderers.

    It always amazes me that a people who were discriminated against for ages would be so willing to discriminate against others.

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  • Anglican church not backing same sex civil unions

    Article by
    Barbados Today Traffic Published on
    September 22, 2020
    by Emmanuel Joseph

    If Barbados were to legalize same-sex marriages tomorrow, don’t expect any priest within the island’s largest religious organization to officiate over any such ceremony.

    Anglican Bishop of Barbados Reverend Michael Maxwell is also adamant that while his denomination understands that the Government’s recent recognition of
    same-sex civil unions may be a stance against discrimination, gay relationships still would not attract his church’s backing.

    Bishop Maxwell told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that the Anglican Church in Barbados and the rest of the Province of the West Indies remained fortified in its position stemming from a decision of the 1998 Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops in England that marriage is a lifelong union of a man and a woman.

    “The position really is that our church continues to stand against what it considers to be same-sex marriages.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/09/22/anglican-church-not-backing-same-sex-civil-unions/

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  • Will the same sex civil union legislation make provision for gender fluidity and transgenderism? Given advances in medical science, will it have anything to say about child birth by male ‘mothers’?

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  • Of course not to be undone, the crabs in the church are add fueling to the controversy of civil unions …as intended by the government to cause so much confustion that people will not even remember that they are hungry, have no jobs and are unable to care for their families…but one smart died at too smart’s door.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/09/22/anglican-church-not-backing-same-sex-civil-unions/

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  • “Barbados is emerging as the global centre, again, where all kinds of issues are elevated above those which our world has never found any solutions to, as if to distract from these more fundamental problems.”

    those are the attention seekers promoting themselves and all that is ugly and human rights violating, just like the evil slave codes that Barbados is well remembered for everywhere….no amount of self-promotion can wipe those crimes against humanity off the face of the island..

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    Discrimination against homosexual people is the moral equivalent of racism. It is just as evil.

    You will remember that for many centuries the people who enslaved and tortured your ancestors did so in the name of the same God, supported by passages in the self same Bible that many of you are using to defend your evil discrimination against gay people.

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  • PLT..gotta agree, seeing that the same perverted raping of males, females, children etc are steeped in slavery, so am totally against discriminating against a practice THAT DEFINED A TORTUROUS LIFE FOR SLAVES…for centuries…especially since it’s a personal choice and people are FREE to do what they will with their own bodies..

    the hypocrisy of it all is that the closet gays in the churches and elsewhere will be the first out of the box to holler and discriminate..

    it seems that every evil designed to destroy the African originated in Barbados.

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  • Again…Mia was well aware how much trouble and controversy all this would cause with her latest trick..

    just go ahead and legalize the same sex thing, marriage whatever already and get rid of all the raging back and forth distraction…no referendum necessary….neither for the marijuana which is another distracting topic…

    BUT….a referendum is needed for republic status….how bout that, the people have a right to their say about THEIR FUTURE and what they want FOR themselves and their future generation…

    assbackward is an apt description.

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  • I am from the land of equality not lesbos.

    I’ll tell you how it is with me.

    For some reason I never even when I was a child used the words “buller” or “wicker”. I guess I saw no need to disparage people who never bothered me at all. I also never thought much about other people’s sexuality. It was not a feature of my household to do either.

    My mother being a nurse however, did tell me about the problems she witnessed as a result of repeated anal penetration. I also did not like the idea of it.

    But she did connect with one patient who looked. dressed and acted in what I would have called a masculine way and I vaguely remember thinking in passing that she was probably a lesbian. That patient became a constant visitor to our home for whatever reason (my mother had that habit) and none of us made it an issue.

    She was HUMAN!

    We were not constant church goers at that time but we accepted orthodox Christian positions, however, when faced with the humanity of homosexuals we just COULD NOT treat them any differently. This went for those in our community who were generally accepted to be that way inclined as well. We just never concerned ourselves with it.

    And yet my reaction to same sex public displays of affection is still one of averting the eyes.

    That is MY PROBLEM!

    I have a very close neighbour who is homosexual, they say. He has a Friday and Saturday night gig selling barbecued food. I could never bring myself to buy because of the image of anal sex. I knew I had probably eaten numerous times from unknown homosexuals but still persisted in my folly.

    Until I happened to be outside on Friday night and the most appealing smell assailed my senses.

    I called my son and told him to step down the road and purchase.

    “Finally!” said my seventeen year old son.

    It was the best I had ever tasted! Worth every cent!

    Me nah cook this Friday again.

    And I feel freer! I no longer have to sneak past the man, shamefaced.

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  • PLT had is Horlicks and is back in the flesh!!

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  • PLT

    This is the most politically backward statement ever uttered. The false equivalence between racism and those opposed to the agendas beimg promoted.

    Maybe if we interpret your thinking through the lense of the throne speech clarity will be thusly arrived.

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  • Yeah but did you take your medication?

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Pachamama
    My statement is both logically consistent and historically accurate. By “backward” I am assuming that you mean that you find it offensive, but your feelings do not have any effect on the accuracy, logical consistency, or the truth of what I said.

    Religious doctrine has been used to perpetrate all manner of evil over the ages… this is just one more example in a long and tiresome history. The enslavement of African people was promoted, defended, and excused by the Christian Churches for hundreds of years. Many Christian sects still promote the subjugation of women. There have been homosexual people throughout history; some cultures accepted them as full human beings, some cultures did and do not… but they ARE fully human beings.

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  • No unexpected contributions.

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  • See what I mean!!

    Two for one

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  • Nope! You obviously did not.

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  • Look many a mariner has been blown on your shores and I am sure a few didnt know if they were in st lucy….st andrew or st john lol. But times change who would have thought everyone would be wearing masks things change , not that long ago you were wearing chicken feet around your necks because of voodoo, and were jumping the broom to get married, rather than worry about what makes some people tick because of your recent religious conversion you should be worried about… do they pay their taxes are they good citizens how do they get there house looking so good. They are just people trying to get through life the best they can and trying to have a little happiness which I think we all want. I am quite frankly ashamed of the way I treated and ignored them at times laughed at them in my younger years… today everyone is afraid of getting cancelled because of how it feels how their life will be over but that is what we did for years ..cancel these people without a second thought.

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  • @PLT

    Your anger about the Christian church is rather interesting. What substitute belief system, secular or religious, will you replace it with?

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  • “I am quite frankly ashamed of the way I treated and ignored them at times laughed at them in my younger years”

    I will be visiting you soon, the new and improved Lawson.

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  • when…. all hallows eve

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Hal
    I see no need to replace the Christian Church with anything. I have many dear friends who are Christian, but I am agnostic myself. I am comfortable questioning everything and admitting that there is much that I do not know. What I do know is that there are good people and evil people represented in every religion, but the evil people lend to be over represented in the leadership and governance structures of religious organizations (eg there tends to be a higher percentage of corrupt and abusive priests than the percentage of corrupt and abusive Catholics).

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  • Ptl dont get this issue all twisted about discrimination that is a red herring
    Firstly u have to recognized that there are laws of God which the church must abide
    Secondly the laws of man cannot supersede the laws of God
    However that does not mean that man made laws cannot be justifiable but only in a context that these laws does not apply to the moral grounds upon which is the basic foundation of religion

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  • @PLT

    How do you determine good and evil agnostically? Do human kind need a belief system, secular or religious?

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  • peterlawrencethompsonSeptember 22, 2020 8:25 AM

    @Pachamama
    My statement is both logically consistent and historically accurate. By “backward” I am assuming that you mean that you find it offensive, but your feelings do not have any effect on the accuracy, logical consistency, or the truth of what I said.
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    We assume that your christian related diatribe was not directed at this writer. So we will address matters germane.

    On the matters captioned above. First permit us to choose our own words, we said backward and meant that – backward.

    In the 1960’s and 1970’s a man called Clyde Gollop supported by the then administrations walked the length and breadth of Barbados performing tubal ligations and handing out all kinds of contraceptions to Bajan women.

    Currently prime minister Mugabe, for whom we have come to know of your long lasting political links, has told us that we have a 80,000 population deficit. We see a link between these two.

    It was people like you who at the time thought the Malthusian work of the Family Planning Association was developmental. If it was so positive, how is it now that we are facing cultural death today?

    Nobody in Barbados wants to see these connections as politicians and their faithful followers embark on a massive political distraction while the economy burns.

    This same message is again being promoted by supposedly well-intentioned people like yourself. In these circumstances, it would be difficult to presume that you can have any claim to being an independent actor.

    On the historiography and logic of racism.

    Your statement is both illogical, ahistorical and highly inconsistent with the accepted definition of racism in academia.

    How could it be that movement of people with an interest in this subject are to be compared with systemic racism.

    Firstly, system racism in right there in Barbados in front of your eyes. Yet neither you nor your prime minister Mugabe cannot see it and take appropriate action. It has been defined by the United Nation, circa 2002, as crypto-racism. And not a word, to this day, by any official in any Barbados government, has been said about that. Yet you have the audacity to come here and liken us to the abhorrence of racism.

    Secondly, there are people of all stripes with an interest in preserving traditional family formation structures, including polygamy and polyandry. This formation has no resemblance whatsoever to the racist ethic emanating out of England 1292.

    Thirdly, in academia racism, unlike the dictionary definition, has a precise and scientific meaning. It is a meaning not subject to the convergence with the LGBTQ argument as promoted by some elite university departments for gender studies and people like Rev. Barber and Al Sharpton. What they have done is to seek to minimize the influence of racism while elevating the LGBTQ issue to be the prominent one our time. They are unwitting actors in the service of a dying neoliberal racist capitalist system.

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  • Will call myself comment_on_comment

    Surprised at the stance taken by Pacha. I am trying to draw on past statements that were made but I have no references.

    However, given his/her stance on some religious posts here, I expected a more fluid opinion.

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  • Ptl
    U moral grounding has already been tested on BU in so much as to when u gave your friend the Green light of moral conduct when there was a high level of immoral conduct brought against him in clear view of public sightings

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  • Blah blah blah homosexuality is not a chosen lifestyle for many. It is who they are. As long as they don’t trouble you, leave them be and let them enjoy life to the fullest. And let them be recognised as equal citizens if you want them to contribute equally to the kitty.

    Homosexuality does not need to be promoted. It just is.

    Nobody is obligated to repopulate the earth. What does it matter if we become extinct? But if we do, it will not be the fault of homosexuals.

    “Leave people business alo-one! Leave people business and mind your ooown!”

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  • @ David Bu

    The ” rush to legalized ” has been ignored. Is this piece of legislation necessary? Will it achieve its explicit and implicit objectives? Surely to achieve international approval of our moral code is an unacceptable reason. Who are really disadvantaged and in what ways?

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  • @ TheOGazertsSeptember 22, 2020 3:23 AM
    “It always amazes me that a people who were discriminated against for ages would be so willing to discriminate against others.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Brilliant! A man with a helicopter view of the human condition.

    Isn’t it totally unbelievable that a race of people which have been discriminated against in all areas of their existence merely on the basis of the colour of their God-given skin can become so blindly stupid as to promote and practice the same ‘black art’ against other members of the human race who have no control over the determinant factor(s) in their emotional and physical makeup.

    If not for that minority group of morally enlightened white people the same majority of blacks would still be physically enslaved today; as there are mentally.

    Yes, the same ‘majority’ of brainwashed black people who would wish to bring down brimstone and fire today on those who have decided not to practise hypocrisy in their moral closets.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David, you sensationalize with “It seems Barbados is about to release the homosexual genie from the proverbial lamp at a time when many countries are still debating the issue. The question that must be asked is why the rush?”

    This overall debate has been roiling Bim since I was a schoolboy … one can hardly say this is a “rush” some 40 plus years later.

    Yes there are over 70 nations which still criminalize same-sex relationships and about 25 who give it legal support … and now Bdos moves to join the latter after a multi decades long harangue by those like Dean Crichlowe et al.

    If you are of that belief that homo sexuality (lesbianism) is an abomination then you will make the counfoundingly frustrating ‘glass half empty’ style assertion that “there is something wrong with same sex relationships” AFTER saying so facilely that the “blogmaster understands we have to treat all citizens equally“.

    There in NO “BUT”. Just as it’s egregious to be considered 3/5 of a human because of the colour of your skin then you surely should not be imprisoned, flogged or sentenced to death because of the choice of your adult human partner.

    If your christian belief system demands adherence to discrimination based on sexual preferences then you need to look upon that side of your christian ethos which says turn the other cheek!

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  • A woman that defends her right to tell lies every damn days about matters that directly harm the people now climbs up on a high horse and seeks to pontificate on matters of “morality” as written in the Bible.

    It never ceases to amaze me that some people cannot see themselves.

    Wuhlaus!

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  • “when…. all hallows eve/”

    why? you want to be Art..

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  • Pacha…the two must definitely be separate, can’t be treated the same, cant have any blurred lines to breed confusion, it will do more harm than good especially for those who are going to find themselves voluntarily stuck in the west.

    one is straight up discrimination via hypocrisy toward gays…

    the other is all the evil remnants of slavery that can be practiced in this age, combined with black leader’s idoicy and ignorance of keeping the repulsive nastiness alive and well to fill their greedy pockets and obese bellies, that is why i don’t recognize black colonial governments, recognize them even less now they want to unmarry Elizabeth but yet want to keep her colonial system…..but it should be me, cause i would FORCE THEIR ASSES TO DISMANTLE IT FORTHWITH…sit back and watch the fallout..

    going forward will indeed be interesting….enuff, enuff material to work with…

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  • Waru
    Historic racism has already been subsumed by the LGBTQ rhetoric.
    The leading blacks in media and academia, including our friend Cornel West, are seeking redemption by hitching their wagon to the LGBTQ bullers and wickers.
    That will not happen.

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  • sorry i dont know art, I just thought thats when goblins go house to house

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  • @ dpD at 11:31 AM

    Like you I was struck by David BU ‘s claim about “releasing the “homosexual genie”. I was of the opinion he was never under detention and is alive and well in most countries in the world. If we were all honest with ourselves ,it is the Sodomy Act that needs repealing to give clarity to a law that has not been enforced, and probably is unenforceable.
    Secondly, this seems to be a proposal to make socially acceptable the practice of same sex relations. There is a wide distinction between legislation and acceptance. And it will take some time for homosexuality to be acceptable to the majority in a religious ,as distinct from theocratic, society.
    Currently we do tolerate same sex relations. I know of no cases where there has been discrimination of those who practice it.
    My two cents worth to this red herring of a National Issue.

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  • “That will not happen.”

    leave them, ya done know they can’t see further than all the bullshit rhetoric they all love to spout..

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  • @ Vincent

    As a little boy, no taller than a grasshopper, there was a saying in Nelson Street when the navy was in town. If it was the US navy, then the female prostitutes came out; if it was the Royal Navy, then the she-shes such as Gaga came out. Even as a kid, sitting in my grandfather’s shop door, I understood t he difference.
    Barbados never had any problems with homosexuality. The debate has now moved on to talk about transgenderism and gender fluidity. To think legalising same-sex civil unions or same-sex marriages will be the end of the matter is folly.
    Just read the ongoing and heated debate between feminists and transgenderists (Google J.K. Rowling). The question is if we draw a line in the sand, accept the notion of a third sex, or move with advances in medical sciences and the likelihood of men carrying babies.

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  • @Dee Word and Vincent

    We are traveling an untrodden path of late. We are being laws to support what many regard as a deviant lifestyle. It is being led by a PM who all agree is predisposed to devouring this wedge issue.

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