Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 2nd 2015 Contents Ihave always opposed bigotry in any
shape or form, including heptagons. For
years now, I have been speaking out
against racism, sexism and herbalism and
have never discriminated against people
who don t run like me, have less sex than
me, or are more mellow than me. Of
course, I have my prejudices. For exam-
ple, I dislike roast baigan, three-piece
suits, and Seventh-Day Adventist pastor
Clive Dottin. But that is only because
Pastor Dottin looks like a roast baigan in
a three-piece suit.
In any case, as a writer and journalist, I
am aware of the need to overcome my
own biases and present all sides of an
issue. And, given the landmark judgment
in the United States last week which gives
homosexuals the right to marry, I felt it
was necessary to air the views of persons
who oppose gays having the same rights
as human beings. Unfortunately, I do not
air the views of bigots unless I have eaten
too much curry chataigne.
However, in the interests of public edi-
fication, I have taken views from real per-
sons in this place, presenting their actual
arguments as to why gay rights are
wrong. The advantage of this approach is
that I can help such persons reach the
logical conclusions that they never seem
to make for themselves. As follows:
"Homosexuality is unnatural."
It s hard to get within speaking distance
of persons who make this argument,
since they don t use deodorant. They also
don t wear any clothes, which makes
conversation awkward. You can t even
rebut them via email, since people who
use the Internet are going to Hell.
"If gays are given the right to
marry, the human race will die out
since homosexuals do not reproduce."
A long time ago, I shook the hand of
the late playwright Godfrey Sealy, who
was the first person in Trinidad and
Tobago to publicly admit his HIV-positive
status, when I met him at a theatre. Yet I
still got married. And, a couple of years
after I got married, I shook the hand of
gay rights activist Colin Robinson at a
conference. Yet I now have two children.
This must mean that I am an unusually
strong-minded individual, since the peo-
ple who argue that acceptance of gays
will turn everyone gay must, at some
level, believe that this will happen to
them. Perhaps that is why so many of
them spend so much time imagining
what gays do in their bedrooms.
"God says homosexuality is wrong."
God also says it s wrong to wear clothes
made of different threads; to eat pork;
and to horn: and He mandates that any-
one who commits these acts should be
executed. So any believer who believes
that God or God or God thinks homosex-
uals should be stoned to death must kill
themselves if they have committed any of
the several other sins that God and God
and the other God says deserve death.
"Marriage between a man and a
woman is sacred."
And sex between a priest and a little
boy is expensive, since the Holy Roman
Catholic Church spent millions of dol-
lars to protect such priests and to fur-
ther traumatise their child victims. But
if priests who have never had sex with a
woman are asserting that such a rela-
tionship is more sacred and more special
than a relationship between two men or
women or two feather dusters, they
must think gays and lesbians and clean-
ing implements do not have the same
emotional capacity as heterosexuals.
Logically, though, this would mean that
priests think bisexuals have the most
special relationship of all.
"Homosexuals should not be
allowed to impose their beliefs on
It s not imposing their beliefs when
pastors assert that the Earth is 6,000
years old; when imams say that nine-
year-old girls can be married to 56-
year-old men; and when pundits claim
that every misfortune that happens to
entire castes is caused by evil they did
in previous lives. But homosexuals
wanting the same rights as heterosexuals
is like threatening people with a 357
"If gays are given rights, disaster
Since the United States gave homo-
sexuals the right to marry six days ago,
Washington DC has been destroyed by
fire; Los Angeles has been devastated by
earthquakes; New York has been eaten
by locusts; and San Francisco has a
painful rash. The world has not heard
about these events because the godless
media is covering them up so atheists
won t be embarrassed. Stay tuned.
Kevin Baldeosingh in a professional
writer, author of three novels, and co-
author of a history textbook.
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WHY GAY RIGHTS
In the build up to the elections, many persons
are distracted by political nonsense, as big
businesses rape the citizenry of cash worth bil-
lions of dollars.
One person to show some concern is tempo-
rary Senator David Small, who recently pledged
that he intends to focus relentlessly on "bank
charges" inexplicably imposed by senior man-
agement at most banks in T&T. This was also
alluded to by the President of our country.
I have always questioned this financial thiev-
ery at the banks, and wish to add some more
areas that poor people are being robbed, as
politicians, of all parties, are silent of these
- Cable television and internet - poor recep-
tion, no/poor reception
-Automobile insurance and pension
providers, refusal to pay and corrupt practices
-Interest rates and foreign exchange charges
at financial institutions, how are they arrived at
-Absence of senior doctors at government
medical institutions and present at private
offices, who is culpable
-The uselessness or EMA on noise pollution
and forest fires, need to address now
This is just the tip of the iceberg that non-
partisan citizens are concerned about and wish
to also get support from persons such as Peter
Neglect and corrupt
So finally, Dr Wayne Kublalsingh has ended
his "limited" fast. However, for the popu-
lation at large, this was an "unlimited" farce.
Sad to say, he has fasted his way into irrele-
vance. Overall, Dr. Kublalsingh had a large
following when his causes and methods
where altruistic and noble. Over time, howev-
er, he has aligned himself with the wrong
people and used the wrong approach to deliv-
er his message.
Fasting and aggressive behaviour do not go
together, and for this many people have
moved away from him. It is time for him to
reassess how he goes about fighting for his
"so called" causes or just get it a rest.
Time to reassess
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