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Anti-Gay Wingnut From Massachusetts Speaks In Jamaica, Encourages Preservation Of Sodomy Laws: VIDEO

BriancamenkerBrian Camenker (right), the founder of anti-gay organization MassResistance, spoke before an audience at an event for the Jamaican Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) on December 10th. The Coalition has been fighting to preserve Jamaica's "buggery law" which appeared to be in danger after Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller alluded to a vote for its repeal in 2011. Camenker spoke about Massachusetts' own decriminalization of sodomy and its supposed negative impact on society as a whole. 

BuzzFeed reports:

“I am here to warn you that [repeal of the buggery law] will have terrible consequences,” Camenker said, according to a video of the event uploaded by MassResistance on Saturday. “A law that contradicts God’s law is the beginning of a slippery slope that you cannot imagine.”

Camenker described a series of events that he said flowed from the decriminalization of sodomy in Massachusetts, including the “indoctrination” of children in schools and the suppression of religious people opposed to LGBT rights.

“If you think it can’t get worse, think again,” he said, saying that protections for transgender students in schools were the latest [dictate] from “the radical homosexual movement.” “Students or Teachers who disagree can be punished — it’s madness!”

MassResistance is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Camenker has previously accused LGBT activists of borrowing techniques from the Nazis and imposing laws reminiscent of Jim Crow segregation.

Flag-jamaica-XLPeter LaBarbera, another anti-gay activist, spoke at a JCHS event on December 7th. The organization's chairman claims that these speakers are meant to engender informed discussion surrounding the issue of sodomy. 

After Camenker’s remarks, JCHS Chairman Wayne West told the audience that the organization was inviting these speakers to Jamaica so that we can have “a truthful discussion about the implications of [repealing the buggery law] so that when the decision is made, no one can say we didn’t know this will happen.”

“We are speaking the truth under the stars before this country; it is being broadcast over the air,” he said. “Our hands will not have the blood of the generations of children who may be living in a country where there is no freedom of speech, no freedom of conscience, and one has to bow and cow-tow to a sexual rights agenda. You have been warned.”

Watch a recording of Camenker's speech, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. want to this opportunity to thank the Christian right for making hate the leading export of the United States. these people are losing here at home so they have decided to try everywhere else in the world from Russia to Uganda to Jamaica . hope to hell on their travels they contact some fatal disease

    Posted by: walter | Dec 30, 2013 6:06:50 PM

  2. It's always a job when people can bounce back from defeat and find a new purpose in life.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 30, 2013 6:07:13 PM

  3. "joy" (ugh).

    Posted by: anon | Dec 30, 2013 6:07:35 PM

  4. ..I just don't understand how they're legally aloud to go to other countries and spread hate, bigotry, assaults and deaths to LGBT people

    Posted by: disgusted American | Dec 30, 2013 6:10:28 PM

  5. It's just the most fantastically stupid thing -- once again -- from these maniacs. What is the issue with sodomy? Trust me, Porno Pete and friends, you have no idea if or when sodomy is going on in any random bedroom, straight, gay or otherwise, that you happen to pass by at any given moment. Making it illegal is ridiculous on its face!

    It's one thing for these dangerous morons to be spewing this garbage at home, but going around the world, often to countries where GLBT people survive under extreme threat of violence, to stoke the flames of hate is not acceptable.

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Dec 30, 2013 6:11:23 PM

  6. this guy should be in a forensic lock-ward in a hospital.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Dec 30, 2013 6:16:58 PM

  7. Almost 10 years now. He finally found a new purpose in life.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 30, 2013 6:26:26 PM

  8. OMG, Massachusetts is such a scary place for straight people now, gasp!! Especially as compared to the paradise of Jamaica. The anti-gay zealots are sure accumulating those frequent flyer miles to backwards lands now that their brand of bigotry isn't as welcome at home.

    Posted by: Ernie | Dec 30, 2013 7:31:18 PM

  9. Especially impressed with Wayne West's ability to lie while speaking of truth & standing up for freedom of speech & freedom of conscience'.

    What this law really means is that as consenting adults you'll have NO freedom of conscience in your own bedroom. Stop & think clearly about that for a minute Jamaica.

    In the US we've been down this road for decades and as a society based on Constitutional guarantees of liberty & equality for all the resounding truth is that no one should be allowed to dictate or legislate the private consensual sex lives of adults.

    They're asking you to give up a basic tenet of democratic Liberty.

    Check out the history of the speaker they brought in from the States. The SPLC lists his organization as a hate group.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Dec 30, 2013 7:40:41 PM

  10. I personally am boycotting Jamaica and Jamaican products. Everyone else should do the same. Its patronizing to not hold the people of Jamaica to a civilized standard of decency in treatment of the LGBT community. My heart goes out to those who suffer there.

    Posted by: Fahd | Dec 30, 2013 7:41:32 PM

  11. For a country that states the US influence should not factor into their cultural decisions they invite a lot of propaganda mongers to the country.

    Posted by: Todd | Dec 30, 2013 8:34:49 PM

  12. Pathetic little man. A life devoted to hatred, lies, antagonism and bullying. Quite the proud legacy.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 31, 2013 8:45:18 AM

  13. This video is hilarious, these people need to get a life

    Posted by: hahahaha | Jan 1, 2014 8:11:39 PM

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