Caymanians should be diligent

My comments are not a personal assessment as to whether the Director of Tourism was right or wrong for issuing a letter of apology to the gay man recently detained by police for indecent public displays of affectation.

To criticise her for doing so without knowing all the facts is a bit unfair to her as her responsibilities might have dictated her actions.

I fully support the sentiments expressed by the letter writer but would like to make a direct comment on her reference to the bill of rights in relationship to the United Kingdom and the option of independence.

This is a classic test case of where the Cayman Islands needs to take the initiative to draft its own bill of rights along with the new constitution that will reflect the wishes of the majority of the Caymanian people.

Nowhere in the democratic world is human rights necessarily synonymous with the gay rights agenda that has tagged on to and seeks to take advantage of the advance of human rights in the developed nations.

In the USA, Canada, or the UK, the open and outward flaunting of community laws against indecent behaviour could easily have led to the same result for the offending parties, particularly in more rural and Christian-influenced areas of either of the mentioned countries.

The gay lobby is very powerful and the Cayman Islands remains a strong target for them because, despite what anyone else says, the Cayman Islands remains an attraction and temptation for certain people who believe that their financial wealth should give them unlimited power.

On the other hand, I believe that this gay agitator set out to provoke this situation to gain publicity for their cause and in that case has been hugely successful, therefore people in Cayman should be careful and aware of when they are being set up and this appears a classic case.

If there are such community decency law’ still on the books of the Cayman Islands, then Cayman should fight to keep those laws in place in any negotiations on a bill of rights for Cayman and let the worldwide gay community know that the Cayman Islands is not a soft touch for their political and lifestyle agenda.

Most other democratic countries have to do the same thing.

Ricardo Tatum

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