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  1. Marcia Chevannes
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    I applaud you in your fight for LGBT rights in Jamaica. LGBT rights is a human right. The Jamaican government should not allow the Churches there in Jamaica, or abroad, to dictate to them how any individual, whether they identify as LGBT or not, should live their lives. The Jamaican government NEED to show leadership and integrity, and not feel cowered by those “religious” groups who oppose LGBT individuals. True religious individuals, especially Christians, have and show compassion for each and every individual no matter their sexual orientation. These homophobic individuals are basing their beliefs on ignorance. They have displayed no regard for human life. The true Christian community and other religious communities in Jamaica need to speak out against the murder and mutilation of Jamaicans who just want to live their lives peaceably in Jamaica, loving other adults of the same sex. Why is that a death sentence. Why are the “Churches” encouraging that. What happen to “THOU SHALT NOT KILL”. LGBT individuals are your sisters, brothers, fathers, cousins, Uncles, Aunts, friends, clergy; they’re your doctors, lawyers, judges, they’re your police officers, your soldiers, your bankers; they’re the people who design and build the homes you live in, they are the infrastructure of Jamaica. Being LGBT should not be a death sentence in Jamaica. Being transgendered, or transsexual should not be a death sentence in Jamaica. LGBT youth, and adults alike are being murdered and mutilated for what reason. Who criminalized loving someone of the same sex? or living the way one’s dominant male/female hormone expresses itself. Has the Jamaican government, arrested the murderers of all the innocent lives that were taken or mutilated by the criminals. The Gleaner and other newspapers there in Jamaica, clearly show pictures of mobs who are attacking or have attacked LGBT individuals…have these criminals been arrested? What kind of Christians are they who encourage and applaud violence against our people? STOP THE KILLING OF LGBT PEOPLES. YOU ARE NOT GOD. I think what needs to happen is the arrest of the Christian leaders who encourage those Jamaicans to injure or kill LGBTQ individuals. I agree with the boycott of Jamaica sadly, because as a Jamaican, I love Jamaica and Jamaica will always be my home; however there is too much bloodshed and for what. Jamaica has become too violent for the International community to ignore. I think the International community should boycott Jamaica.
    The true Jamaican people that I know are warm, gentle, friendly, God loving, and compassionate. Those who commit murder, mayhem, and mutilation, against LGBT individuals, their families, and loved ones; those who have laughed, cheered, and danced while the victims were being murdered and mutilated, are so terribly mistaken. They have been so misguided and corrupted. They are not “true” Christians and they need to be prosecuted for their crimes. They, those individuals who commit those murderous crimes against innocent men, women, boys, and girls, are a blight and a scourge on Jamaica. PLEASE let’s all work together to pass stringent laws in JAMAICA, to protect LGBT peoples, and to apprehend and punish those who violate their basic human rights. If the Jamaican government will not protect its people…the very same people who elected/voted them to parliament/office then the crimes against LGBT people, their family and friends need to be taken to the International community, The World Court if need be.

    Thank you,
    Marcia

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