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Thu Aug 19, 2021, 08:58 PM

Jamaicans demand removal of LGBTQ pride flag from US embassy in Jamaica

Jamaicans demand removal of LGBTQ pride flag from US embassy in Jamaica

Concerned Jamaicans protested and demanded that the US Embassyin Kingston Jamaica, remove the LGBTQ Pride flag hoisted on its grounds. The group says it is not only goes against articles in the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, but is a form of cultural imperialism.

“Cultural Imperialism,” was the phrase on most of the placards broadly refers to the exercise of domination in cultural relationships. In such cases, the values, practices; and meaning of a powerful foreign culture are imposed upon one or more native cultures.

Phillipa Davies, Advocacy Officer at the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society says the Pride flag represents; life practices that threaten the Jamaican culture and the teachings of the Bible. She says it also affects the health of the society.

According to Cmtv, Protesters say they’ve been peacefully protesting that the flag be taken down since the day it was raised; but are shocked it remains on the flagpole up to Emancipendence week.

Efforts by local news outlets to contact the US Consulate and a member of the LGBTQ group; on Friday, August 6, proved futile. However, the protesters say they will continue to stand against the flying of the LGBTQ Pride flag; describing it as a symbol of disrespect on Jamaican soil.



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Reply Jamaicans demand removal of LGBTQ pride flag from US embassy in Jamaica (Original post)
Passenger Aug 2021 OP
rownesheck Aug 2021 #1
Passenger Aug 2021 #2
tulipsandroses Aug 2021 #3
OnDoutside Aug 2021 #4
Behind the Aegis Aug 2021 #5

Response to Passenger (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 09:01 PM

1. What does the Bible say

about smoking ganja? They're fine with toking on the ol' left handed cigarette, but gay is bad. Gotcha.

Full disclosure, I don't know anything about Jamaica and probably just offended everyone with my generalization.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 09:09 PM

2. Smoking ganja? Nothing.

It was God's will that the ancient Hebrews didn't know about it.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 10:52 PM

3. Most likely not fine with smoking ganja. It's a myth that all or even

Most Jamaicans smoke weed. It’s still not technically legal. Jamaica is full of conservatives and religious fundies. Despite the image of beaches, weed and reggae. Conservative religious fundies like the one in the article probably don’t approve of weed. Having said that, the crime of buggery applies to men/men and men/women. Shows their hypocrisy when they only target gay people.
Still, the fact that flag went up is progress. I grew up listening to songs on the radio that advocated shooting gay men in the head. A pride flag at that time? No way.

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:14 PM

4. Someone should explain to them that as an Embassy, the flag is on US soil.

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 12:44 PM

5. Unsurprising.

Jamaica is a horrible place in regards to LGBT rights and its citizens. Queer Jamaicans have put up a good fight and continue to do so, but they have an uphill battle against some pretty powerful homophobia and heterosexism.

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