Jamaican Gay Teen Chopped To Death By Angry Crowd
I read this news paper article about a week ago and I have to state my views on the incident. Apparently a 17-year-old transvestite was spotted dancing with another man at a street dance. Someone recognized him and pointed out to others that he was a man dressed up like a woman. Subsequently the teen was attacked, beaten, chopped and stabbed to death. His body was then dumped into nearby bushes and was later discovered by police who are reportedly launching an investigation. I will not hold my breath on any arrest in the matter.
In my opinion this was a wicked and barbaric act against this young man. He may have stepped out of line dancing with another man in a society in which he is aware that many people are homophobic. However taking the life of someone for this in this cruel manner is something we must denounce. Unfortunately in the comments it was clear that many people justified the actions of the murderers.
Siding with murderers in a country with a high murder rate as Jamaica murder rate is poses some serious questions. How seriously do Jamaicans feel about curbing the murder rate which already is over six hundred death for 2015. How is it okay to stab and chop someone to death simply for being different? How is it wrong to be gay yet okay to be a murderer. Many are quick to quote scriptures to justify their actions but let us also remember one of the ten commandments said Thou Shalt Not Kill.