Reuters now reports:
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A group of demonstrators protesting against the Roman Catholic Church's stance on homosexual marriage tried to enter St Peter's Square in the Vatican on Sunday as Pope Benedict was giving his weekly address to pilgrims.
The protesters - who were kept out of the square by police - were upset over a speech by the pontiff on Friday in which he appeared to include efforts to legalize gay marriage among the threats to peace in the world.
"We find intolerable the assertion that gay unions are dangerous to the world. Weapons are much more dangerous," Gianfranco Mascia, 52, an activist who organized the protest told Reuters. "No to arms, yes to rights for everyone,"
The group of about 15 people held up signs reading "Gay unions don't harm peace, weapons do" in various languages.(Reporting by Naomi O'Leary; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
Elsewhere in Mexico:
Activists there celebrate a recent victory on gay marriage rights there handed down by the Supreme Court, see more from sister blog GLBTQJA: Mexico's supreme court removes Oaxaca Civil Code
Local groups such as the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship, Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (founder imaged below) and Reverend Al Miller all repeatedly suggest marriage will be poison to humanity.
“….the argument that you need to remove your buggery law to reduce HIV rates is eminently not true …………… the epidemiological data removing your buggery law is not necessarily nor is it sufficient to decrease HIV, what is important is behaviour.” He believes that the Jamaican people must be made to understand that the gay lobby, us, are intent on making deviant sexual practices normative as if all we are defined as is who and how we have sex and nothing else, so the likes of Mr West do not place any value of our orientation, choices, freedoms alienable or properly created and having a plural society where all persons can co-exist as long as their actions do not impede others. It is consensual sex in a private space is all we are asking for outward displays of affections are not culturally palatable here overall.
“ …..when persons come and say you need to remove the law to decrease HIV what you are actually hearing is you need to remove your law so we can modify the society and integrate all types of sexual orientations as the same and equivalent, that’s what that statement …. every time a Jamaican citizen hears that statement you need to remove your buggery laws to decrease HIV they should be hearing we want you to remove the buggery law so we can integrate all sexual orientations, all sexual behaviours into your activities and into your school curriculums….”
Not to mention his obsession with "felching and fisting" studies as if to suggest those are practices done here with any regularity when it is sub groups in places like Europe who do such extreme forms of sexual acts such as bikers and the leather communities.
See more: The use of Jamaican dialect to further stigmatise homosexuals in the new patois Bible
“I wouldn’t have learnt that if I had two mothers "
Host Blossom White then asked:
“Why is it so necessary to protect our children young people of this nation from something regarded as being unnatural?”
Miss West replied:
“Children are susceptible and very vulnerable the opinions of adults who are in authority over them especially their parents, you are still being molded when you are a child.” She continued to refer to a book called “Hooked” (no author named) and how a child is affected by sex and a person’s brain up until the age of twenty five. She feared that children will be sexualised not just in terms of touch but also ideology but are those ideologies being skewed as we speak just take a look at the aforementioned HFLE, Home and Family Life Curriculum where because some questions in the teachers manual asked sensitive questions on anal sex, HIV issues and sexual orientation motive was ascribed to persons with a gay agenda while promoting fear, paranoia and hate and pushing heterosexism as the mantra for sex education. It has been the failure of our education systems over the years to address sex and sexuality to include the touchy orientation bit why we have the homophobia and homo-negativity in today’s society so in order to pander to uninformed religious groups such as the JCHS the Minister of Education Ronnie Thwaites a man of the cloth himself found two persons as scapegoats to fire and says he is still “investigating”
This apparent notion that children when remotely exposed to information on homosexuality, anal sex or related matters through media or properly prepared curriculum or living with or close such persons will automatically translate into them becoming so just by virtue of curiosity and or exposure is utter nonsense if that were so she would have been gay already as far as I see it. Most kids I know who have been so exposed seem far more tolerant and accepting than those in exclusively heterosexually parented household that overlook the discussion of tolerance and difference.