1. In Taller Ants
    In Taller Ants at |

    This is a misleading piece, very misleading and irresponsible of author to write such a piece. It is obvious that the anti-gay fight will go nowhere if its supporters print such misleading article. There is evidence nowhere of Professor Bain adopting an anti-gay stance. As an expert in his field he has done a lot to make homosexuals aware of their scientifically supported increased risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS. Nowhere did he put forward any anti-gay sentiments. It is a known fact that unprotected anal sex increases one’s risk of contracting the disease and I need not explain why here – that is not the issue. The issue is how irresponsible the gay-rights groups are in censoring freedom of speech for their freedom of choice. Gay men need to be made aware of the risks to be better able to protect themselves much like the users of intravenuous drugs need to be in order to protect themselves, it is as simple as that!
    Professor Bain works with homosexuals daily in his HIV/AIDS work and would be irresponsible to adopt an anti-gay stance, he just presented the facts as the scientific proof shows. Stop writing half-truths and stop conveniently leaving off the important bits to to support your cause, anything founded on lies will not prosper. It is irresponsibilty the likes of your article that make the fight for equality on the part of gays a hard one, it just pisses the rest of the world off when homosexuals use such dirty under-handed tactics to put forward a cause. Tr yMartin Luther King Jr’s approach of peaceful protests and then you will see how much straight people will stand in solidarity with your rights, but trust me articles as irresponsible and misleading as this only makes people like me hate the gay rights movement even more knowing how much the professor has helped to empower marginalised individuals and this is how they repay him? I will never offer any support whatsoever anymore to any gay rights movement anywhere, I build websites and offer Graphic Design services to many gay rights groups and causes and from now on that will end, I hate what it has become as a result of the input of people like you and I hope from now on the fight gets impossibly harder.

  2. grantdale
    grantdale at |

    You can probably add the term ‘plagiarist’, or at least know where Bain’s inspiration has come from.
    The ‘facts’ that Bain has presented as his own word’s instantly sounded eerily familiar, and for good reason. Sections have been lifted from a scurrilous 2002 publication by a “Dr. John R. Diggs”, an anti-gay medical doctor in the United States with links to all the usual suspects, and in the same manner cobbled together with some cherry-picked legitimate reports.
    You may find it here, for example. (Be warned, the host site is very anti-gay). Look for the section commencing “As a physician…” and compare it to the same section in Bain’s testimony.
    After reading through that, if you can, Alvin McEwan at Holy Bullies has put together an excellent summary of the distortions by Diggs. Anyone care to give Bain’s testimony the same level of scrutiny?

    1. Jacob
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  3. Jamaica: Why support fired professor, not homeless LGBTs? | 76 CRIMES

    […] Jamaican activist responds here to criticism by Christian leaders over the decision to fire retired Prof. Brendan Bain as director of a Caribbean anti-AIDS training program after he testified against the legalization of same-sex intercourse in Belize, which Bain argued […]

  4. In Jamaica, summertime is gay-bashing time | 76 CRIMES

    […] Jamaican churches are now planning a massive demonstration in the heart of Kingston to protest the dismissal of Prof. Bain (who has since been reinstated by a court injunction). Bain had provided an expert testimony in support of the anti-sodomy law in Belize. [See "AIDS program ousts leader who embraces anti-gay laws."] […]

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    […] objected to the University of West Indies decision to fire Brendan Bain in May as CHART leader after it became clear that he did not recognize that anti-gay laws limit the access of LGBT people […]

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