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Five Gay Men Trapped by Angry Mob in Jamaica: VIDEO

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Jamaican LGBT News posts this news clip to its YouTube page about a group of five gay men trapped and barricaded by a mob at their home late last week. The gay men had to be rescued by police.

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JamaicaFrom the news report's transcript:

One of the angry residents stated, "we have young youth growing up, and what they (gays) want to do is take them and put them in a different direction. When we can bear the hunger and don't stoop to certain level, the youth really cannot do that. That is what really started all of this."

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.

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  1. Crime runs rampant in Jamaica.

    As does homophobia.

    Why anyone would want to vacation there is beyond me.

    Posted by: Continuum | Aug 26, 2013 12:09:22 PM


  2. And we have the Catholic Church to thank for the fear....

    Posted by: MAP | Aug 26, 2013 12:12:21 PM


  3. it's unfortunate how stupid & gullible poor people can be, how easily NOM takes advantage of their situation.

    Posted by: 99% | Aug 26, 2013 12:13:01 PM


  4. "The fear, ignorance and misconceptions of homosexuality are the primary causes of rampant anti-gay violence and pervasive intolerance towards gays living in Jamaica." Religion teaches the fear, religion continues the ignorance and misconceptions. These things do not spring whole from the minds of children who then become adults. Religion is poisoning them as children.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Aug 26, 2013 12:14:28 PM


  5. The attitude of the Jamaican people toward LGBT people make the Russian people's attitude toward LGBT people look downright enlightened by comparison.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 26, 2013 12:26:21 PM


  6. A lynch mob is a lynch mob.

    Posted by: Frank | Aug 26, 2013 12:28:30 PM


  7. @MAP: You can't blame Jamaica on the Catholic Church. Only about 3% of Jamaicans are Roman Catholics. Whereas the great majority of the people of Spain and Portugal are Roman Catholics and they even have legal same sex marriage.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 26, 2013 12:43:50 PM


  8. Derricks

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 26, 2013 12:46:48 PM


  9. I have no words.

    Posted by: Gigi | Aug 26, 2013 1:12:40 PM


  10. We need to find a way to elevate the media coverage of the plight of LGBT folks in Jamaica. I'll bet a lot of straight people would bypass Jamaica as a vacation destination if they knew the horrors we suffer there. I would feel far safer in Russia than Jamaica.

    No gay person is immune from the violence there. A British diplomat was murdered there in 2009 for being gay and there was hardly any mention in the mainstream press.

    Posted by: ozu | Aug 26, 2013 1:30:48 PM


  11. Savages. Neanderthals. Jamaicans.

    Posted by: NYCer | Aug 26, 2013 1:37:16 PM


  12. I would like to know what caused this reaction, if anything. Stay out of Jamaica. This style of mob mentality is one reason the residents who can, leave/flee Jamaica every day.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Aug 26, 2013 2:12:52 PM


  13. Religion poisons everything

    Posted by: Steve | Aug 26, 2013 2:13:41 PM


  14. It's easy to judge Jamaica.

    But right here in the US, not very long ago, poor white people lynched poor black people with impunity, and with the full aid and assistance of the police, the church, the town, city, and state governments...

    Rampant poverty and crime make any place fertile ground for this kind of violence.

    Look at the root causes and concentrate on them. And don't for a moment just assume that we're so much better, because all it takes is an economic collapse to send the progress we've made here slide back 50 years.

    Posted by: Meah | Aug 26, 2013 2:14:35 PM


  15. Just one example of why my tourist dollars will never be dropped in this backwater.

    Posted by: Perry | Aug 26, 2013 2:30:19 PM


  16. Stop making excuses. There are many countries as poor as Jamaica, but none are as anti-gay.

    Jamaica could disappear tomorrow, and nobody would miss it.

    Posted by: Merv | Aug 26, 2013 2:35:56 PM


  17. What an awful place to live. And people who actually vacation there are ignorant

    Posted by: Will | Aug 26, 2013 2:40:45 PM


  18. Ugh. Shut up, MEAH.

    It's 2013. People need to take some accountability and stop playing the victim card. I don't care if the country is poor - it's no excuse to justify homophobia like this.

    Posted by: SamIam | Aug 26, 2013 3:22:53 PM


  19. "But right here in the US, not very long ago, poor white people lynched poor black people with impunity, and with the full aid and assistance of the police, the church, the town, city, and state governments...
    POSTED BY: MEAH | AUG 26, 2013 2:14:35 PM
    "

    What a load of crap. Let me guess, you went to public school?

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 26, 2013 3:26:42 PM


  20. @ MEAH,

    pay old Hagatha no mind. You reminded her of her youth when the KKK wouldn't allow her to attend lynchings because they thought she was a queer. They were right.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 26, 2013 3:34:55 PM


  21. "Savages. Neanderthals. Jamaicans"

    Is Jamaica any different from any other place black people inhabit in this regard?

    Seriously.

    Africa? The rest of the Carribean? The Mississippi Delta? The south side of Chicago?

    Not a shade's worth of difference between them when it comes to the attitudes that prevail in them, and the behavior that results from those attitudes......

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 26, 2013 3:51:17 PM


  22. I think we've found the missing link.

    Posted by: Queer Supremacist | Aug 26, 2013 4:33:12 PM


  23. The image of the two thugs with the bats is truly disturbing- feel sorry for a gay Jamaicans- and why would ANY gay person want to visit such an obviously backward country?!

    Posted by: jarago | Aug 26, 2013 5:08:26 PM


  24. @ "Africa? The rest of the Carribean? The Mississippi Delta? The south side of Chicago?"

    Yes, and on your next trip to Russia tell them what you told us here on this blog about your experiences with 14 year old Arab boys.

    Which is worse: black savagery or your white pederast depravity?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 26, 2013 5:28:24 PM


  25. @Derrick

    I don't know how you can stand coming to this site. The constant racist crap makes me sick but I'm white so I'm like that lady who sued Paula Deen, offended but I have no standing. Reading this stuff on a daily basis as an African American must be a real buzzkill. But I'm glad you stick around.

    Posted by: Brian1 | Aug 26, 2013 5:35:44 PM


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