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Five Gay Men Trapped by Angry Mob in Jamaica: VIDEO


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.


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. Thanks, Brian1.

    And you're right. I gotta' getta' life. LOL

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 26, 2013 5:43:42 PM

  2. "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."

    In Russia, they don't allow you to "propagandize" in public, although homosexuality, itself, is perfectly legal--as bad as that is, to compare that to the kind of depravity, brutality, and yes, savagery, that characterizes the homophobia one finds in Africa and the African diaspora is absurd....and you know it......beatings by gangs with baseball bats (in this instance), considering seriously instituting the death penalty for sex between men (Uganda), cold-blooded murder (the openly gay black candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi, recently)....it never ends

    Nothing remotely compares to it among any other group of people in the entire world, as much as you try to pretend otherwise.....and, ironically, it is people like you--the one defending them--that are the principal victims of it.

    (And I never had sex with a 14-year-old....I just said that I was approached by one while I was traveling in Egypt.)

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 26, 2013 5:50:53 PM

  3. What else do these people/animals have to live for/do except hate on the gays? They live in the dirt,drink contaminated water,usually don't work,are uneducated/ignorant,birth multiple kids they can't afford to raise and believe in a hateful GAWD....what a miserable life!

    Posted by: SFshawn | Aug 26, 2013 5:54:58 PM

  4. Derrick - You are an educated person. You know that fewer blacks were lynched in the 100 years following the end of slavery than blacks kill in this country each year. In case you didn't know that here are the numbers:

    lynched (many for crimes committed) 1882-1968
    blacks 3445 whites 1297

    Blacks killed by other blacks in 2005 estimated at 7200 but just for fun let's say, oh 6890 or twice the number of blacks lynched during the alleged reign of terror of white people.

    By the way- Laura Nelson and her son, pictured hanging from a bridge had both confessed to killing a police officer.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 26, 2013 5:57:16 PM

  5. And by the way, the reason the situation in Russia is getting such attention--and the reason the Matthew Shepard case got such attention--is because such behavior has become so rare and is considered totally unacceptable among whites in the 21st century.

    Not so among blacks, not the majority, anyway, as this example demonstrates.

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 26, 2013 6:08:42 PM

  6. Well judging from the comments on here, Jamaica isn't that different from some of you white American gays. It seems as though if it the law allowed it, you'd be swinging those bats at non white folks as well. I wouldn't expect anything else from your backwards minds anyways. Good luck dealing with them Derrick!

    Posted by: SHABAKA | Aug 26, 2013 6:11:03 PM

  7. I'm concerned over the anti-black tone in some of the comments.

    In retort, I'd like to remind these posters that gay marriage won in Maryland greatly due to significant support from the black community there.

    Don't paint a race with homophobia... (what would you say about Russia, with virtually no blacks there?)

    And I do agree that Jamaica is a horrible place for anyone....

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Aug 26, 2013 7:04:59 PM

  8. Shabaka - It's difficult to imagine how stupid you have to be to equate the condemnation of a culture of ignorance and violence with being ignorant and violent.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 26, 2013 7:19:43 PM

  9. Tony Jazz - In the first place, gay marriage was actually hindered in Maryland by Jennifer Alston and Emmet Burns because they wanted to extort gay and liberal support for the elimination of "nuisance crimes" ie to lower the number of blacks arrested for criminal conduct and basically to surrender Baltimore and PG County to the boz.

    In the second place, blacks have squandered all good will and charity that has been given them. Enough is enough, and white people of all sexual orientations have had enough of the negative productivity, obnoxiousness, lack of consideration, and criminal behavior.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 26, 2013 7:25:57 PM

  10. DO NT VACATON IN THS CEATIN ISLAND!...beautiful, yes. Rape is a way of life there as is his insane homophobia...DON NOT DROP YOYR DOLLARS THERE..There are other places to go that aren't as satanic..just sayin'

    Posted by: thom | Aug 26, 2013 7:36:24 PM

  11. Stop immigration from Jamaica to the USA immediately; we Gay, tax-paying citizens do not need any more homophobes from the Caribbean, or Russia. We have enough home-grown bigots.

    Posted by: Bobubye | Aug 26, 2013 8:59:35 PM

  12. There is no doubt that homophobia in Africa and most of the Caribbean Nations is far worse than in Russia. Just because racists like HAGATHA point it out doesn't make it false. Unless we on the Left admit it and condemn it, we lose credibility. Unless a problem is recognized, it will not be solved.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 26, 2013 9:32:46 PM

  13. Ignorant

    Posted by: bructer | Aug 26, 2013 10:20:16 PM

  14. Andrew- What precisely makes me more or less racist than anyone else? Have I lied about black people?

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 26, 2013 10:27:47 PM

  15. @HAGATHA: I'm still waiting for you to explain your past post claiming that sending food and medicine to Africa causes more deaths there than if we leave them alone. Lets hear your twisted logic on that. Why did you say, in a later post, that we should cut off food aid and medicine to Africa because you don't like their government's policies toward LGBT people. Should the children pay for the sins of their parents?

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 26, 2013 11:13:50 PM

  16. Don't they have the highest rate of child sex trafficking outside of Haiti? Maybe they should spend more time fighting drugs and sex traffickers.

    Posted by: todd | Aug 26, 2013 11:45:33 PM

  17. On the lighter side, Jamaica is now a sister country to the USSR.

    Posted by: todd | Aug 26, 2013 11:48:55 PM

  18. Andrew - I should have thought you would have looked it up by now. The high average fertility of African females was maintained long after Caucasian intervention brought improved infant survival rates, food supplies, water systems, and medical care which extended life expectancy just enough to create a population explosion. Now you have the vicious circle of population explosion leading to foreign aid which leads to more population which leads to more dependency on foreign aid aggravated by the fact that places like Zimbabwe have destroyed the production systems the colonials built.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 27, 2013 12:24:08 AM

  19. @hagatha

    OK, I'll take a whack at what I'm sure you meant as a rhetorical question. How about you keep calling all black people Derrick. What does the commenter Derrick have to do with the anti gay mob in Jamaica? Nothing but skin color, and that's racist. How about this sentence from a later comment about blacks: "negative productivity, obnoxiousness, lack of consideration and criminal behavior". Applying these sweeping condemnations to an entire race is textbook racism. You know you're a racist and you revel in it, so why do you fight the label?

    Posted by: Brian1 | Aug 27, 2013 1:52:33 AM

  20. This is one reason why, as a gay man, I am also a gun owner. That third world bat is no match for a loaded Glock.

    Forget about trying to disable them. Aim for the heads and end their damn dirty lives.

    Posted by: Mark | Aug 27, 2013 2:41:28 AM

  21. the guys yelling the loudest when doing this are the same ones taking it up the ass at night after they get enough rum in them. I've done some of them.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Aug 27, 2013 6:56:27 AM

  22. the two dudes in the blue shirts look as queer as anybody I know.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Aug 27, 2013 6:57:30 AM

  23. Why isn't Jamaica in the US today what South Africa was to the US in the 1970s and 1980s. Companies couldn't even invest there because of the backlash.

    Posted by: MIke | Aug 27, 2013 9:46:47 AM


    There are PLENTY of pedo black and other 'people of color' perverts. Tell me you do realize that? Perverts cross all 'races', etc., In fact, some of the worse examples occur in AFRICA where INFANTS and small children are raped because the men think they won't catch AIDS or because it's part of some ritual. There are other places around the world where similar atrocities occur, such as those who practice various indigenous 'cults' in central and south America, or the many 3rd world places where girls are second or third class and even sold into slavery and the sex industry, or where it's common and routine for parents or just mom to sell their child [girl or boy]. The sexual fetish for young boys as sex partners/slaves is particularly odious in parts of the middle east/North Africa.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 27, 2013 10:27:25 AM

  25. An alternative version of lynch mob that is still inhumanly disgusting.

    Posted by: duh | Aug 27, 2013 11:42:17 AM

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